Journal of Industrial Engineering / 2015 / Article / Tab 6

Research Article

Application of Systems Simulation for Predicting and Optimising Energy Requirements for HDF Production

Table 6

The kWh/unit data for the 15% energy savings on the driers scenario.

Line 1 (10%)Line 2 (10%)Line 1 + Line 2 (10%)Line 1 (15%)Line 2 (15%)Line 1 +
Line 2 (15%)

Base simulation model
 Production (units)169,400176,232345,632169,400176,232345,632
 Energy consumption (kWh)610,737634,2381,244,975610,737634,2381,244,975
 Cost (€)366,442380,543746,985366,442380,543746,985
 kWh/unit3.613.603.603.613.603.60
 €/unit2.162.162.162.162.162.16
Scenarios simulation data
 Production (units)169,400176,232345,632169,400176,232345,632
 Energy consumption (kWh)600,838620,5791,221,417595,887613,7211,209,608
 Cost (€)360,502372,347732,849357,532368,232725,764
 kWh/unit3.543.523.533.523.483.50
 €/unit2.132.112.122.112.092.10
Overall savings
 kWh saved/month9,89913,65923,55814,85020,51735,367
 € saved/month5,9408,19614,1368,91012,31121,221
 kWh saved/year118,788163,908282,696178,200246,204424,404
 € saved/year71,28098,352169,632106,920147,732254,652
 % kWh saved2.15%1.89%2.43%3.23%2.84%
 % kWh/unit saved1.94%2.22%1.94%2.49%3.33%2.77%
 % €/unit saved1.39%2.31%1.85%2.31%3.24%2.77%