Journal of Industrial Engineering / 2015 / Article / Tab 7

Research Article

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

Table 7

The data for the 3% press cycle time reduction scenario.

Line 1Line 2Line 1 + Line 2

Base simulation model (base press cycle time (100%))
 Production (units)169,400176,232345,632
 Energy consumption (kWh)610,737634,2381,244,975
 Cost (€)366,442380,543746,985
 kWh/unit3.613.603.60
 €/unit2.162.162.16
3% press cycle time reduction
 Production (units)175,784182,938358,722
 Energy consumption (kWh)607,175632,0141,239,189
 Cost (€)364,305379,208743,513
 kWh/unit3.453.453.45
 €/unit2.072.072.07
Overall savings
 kWh saved/month3,5622,2245,786
 € saved/month2,1371,3353,472
 kWh saved/year42,74426,68869,432
 € saved/year25,64416,02041,664
 % kWh saved0.58%0.35%0.46%
 % kWh/unit saved4.43%4.17%4.17%
 % €/unit saved4.17%4.17%4.17%