Energy saving potential analysis applying factory scale energy audit – A case study of food production

Heliyon. 2023 Mar 2;9(3):e14216. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e14216. eCollection 2023 Mar.


An energy audit (EA) is a crucial step in boosting factory energy efficiency and obtaining certification for cleaner manufacturing. The results of a preliminary energy audit carried out at a sizable industrial facility in Jordan that creates some of the most well-known foods in the Middle East are presented in this study. The monthly demand of the factory for diesel ranged from 75,251.545 to 166,666.67 L. The factory energy model which is used to examine the impact of various energy-saving practices on the factory’s primary energy consumption, was developed with the help of the energy audit. It has been established that optimizing the factory’s energy use and the boiler systems’ performance with regards to diesel consumption can withstand an expected monthly financial savings of 14205.85 Jordanian Dinar (JD). This has allowed a reduction in energy use of up to 18%. The CO2 harmful emissions were also decreased. Additionally, it is estimated that switching from the proposed motors to energy-efficient motors will cost less overall over time, saving around 3472.314 JD/month or 0.33576/year on average. Moreover, it was discovered that a total of 772.82021 Ton CO2/year emissions may be avoided each year.

PMID:36923846 | PMC:PMC10009737 | DOI:10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e14216


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