Why to get energy audits for plants
Energy audits in larger bakeries should be conducted regularly with period of 1-2 years .
Certified auditors should be invited to conduct energy audits which can then highlight
waste and areas of improvement in the process so as to reduce energy cost.
With ever increasing cost of energy bakeries need to get their plant audited once in
every 3-5 year period for modification and changes in their energy management and
technology to reduce energy cost . Energy audits can be done by experienced auditors
or through institution s . Energy audits helps in identifying areas where we can save energy
with minimum of changes
Energy Audit Methodology:
Energy Audit Study is divided into following four steps
a. Historical Data Analysis:
The historical data analysis involves establishment of energyconsumption pattern to
establish base line data on energy consumption and its variation with change in production
b. Actual measurement and data analysis:
This step involves actual site measurement and field trials using various portable
measurement instruments. Italso involves input tooutput analysis to establish actual
operating equipment efficiency and finding out losses in the system.
c. Identification and evaluation of Energy Conservation Opportunities:
This step involves evaluation of energy conservation opportunities identified during the
energy audit. It gives potential of energy saving and investment required to implement the
proposed modifications with payback period. All recommendations for reducing losses in the
system are backed with its cost benefit analysis.
d. Monitoring and Control:
With increasing energy prices, many organizations have incorporated sub-metering systems
in their plants. It is required to identify and monitor parameters for energy consumption per
unit of production or services i.e. Specific Energy Consumption (SEC).SEC monitoring is an
important tool for monitoring and proving of energy conservation measures especially to see
the effect of implementation of projects directed towards energy conservation.
Major Area's for Energy Audits in bakeries are
Lighting in Plant
Air conditioning and Refrigeration unit
High rating Motors
Electrical s system including Transformers
Mixers , Grinders , Blenders and conveyors
Energy Audits has been made mandatory by several countries . Incentives for better
power factors in electrical energy usage are provided through lower bills .Few easy to
implement plans are suggested through these energy audits and the cost of conducting
such audits are insignificant in comparison to the savings generated through the
suggestions and modification .
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