A Survey Report on the Electrical Installations Adopted by the Traditional Tea Factories in North Bengal

  • Arkabrata DattaroyEmail author
  • Ankit Chakraborty
  • Swarnendu Mandal
  • Santanu Das
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 41)


Tea industry, the Queen of North Bengal has accelerated downhill lately, owing to inefficient machineries. This survey pivots over Chronological Conditional Load Monitoring of the electrical machineries under CTC (Cutting, Tearing & Curling) texture, considering widely varying conditions, namely three types of tea leaves: Hard, Medium and Soft, as well as seasonal variation between Summer (July) and Monsoon (September). The entire load distribution of surveyed factory has been monitored, noted and analyzed. Developed Power Layout Diagram and associated survey data with extensive analyses have also been reported here. Based on the conducted survey reports and analyses, possible scopes of improvement of energy consumption and subsequent implementation schemes have been proposed in this report.


Energy efficiency Loading percentage Power factor Reactive power 



The authors owe their gratitude to all the employees and technicians of the Bikram Tea Factory. This survey would not have been possible without their incessant help and support.


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    Indian Brand Equity Foundation, Tea Statistics of India, India (2016)
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    Tiwari, S., Rana, B., Santoki, A., Limbachiya, H., Choubey, S.: Power Factor Improvement By Using APFC Panel. Int. J. Eng. Sci. Comput. Bengaluru (Feb 2017)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arkabrata Dattaroy
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ankit Chakraborty
    • 1
  • Swarnendu Mandal
    • 1
  • Santanu Das
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringJalpaiguri Government Engineering CollegeJalpaiguriIndia

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