Basic manufacturing industry consumes fuel in large quantum .Fuel also make large part of cost
of production hence any cost reduction strategies would have significant impact .
Following are the basic fuel for any manufacturing industry
The most important characteristic of fuel which is
considered is the calorific value of the fuel or in simpler
words heat generated by unit mass of the fuel ,hence
while selection of fuel we have to consider the availability
cost and the calorific value .
Cost of fuel varies as per the geographical location of industry . As per availability of fuel on can
choose from gaseuos fuel or diesel oil fuels .
NET VALUE OF FUEL = CALORIFIC VALUE X COST
Fuel consumption can be reduced by installation of fuel efficient burners .With advent of new
technologies one can get fuel efficient burners . For example dual stage high pressure
weishaupt burners . Its a monoblock burner with inbuilt blower s in the burner.
Other important factors of combustion is air -fuel ratio . All manufacturers of burner provides
exact ration of air fuel .
Regular maintenance of burners also helps in fuel consumption .
Preheating of primary air for burners can also save fuel in big manner .
Prevention of heat loss in oven/ furnaces/reheating furnaces can save fuel consumption
With sky rocketing price of fuel and fuel shortages in present scenario ,manufacturers have
started finding out alternate source of fuels .
Solar energy has become popular as alternate energy with substantial savings .It can be used for
lightingand heating .
Wind energy can also be used to drive roof top ventilators
Large batteries can used as alternate source of energy
Bio fuels have become popular as an alternative of petroleum products bio fuels which have
been common in use are
2. Jhatropa oil
3. Bio mass fuel .