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