Journal of Industrial Engineering / 2015 / Article / Tab 8

Research Article

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

Table 8

The data for the 8% press cycle time reduction scenario.

Line 1Line 2Line 1 + Line 2

Base simulation model
 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
8% press cycle time reduction
 Production (units)184,212192,052376,264
 Energy consumption (kWh)603,403627,5771,230,980
 Cost (€)362,041376,546738,588
 kWh/unit3.273.263.26
 €/unit1.961.961.96
Overall savings
 kWh saved/month7,3346,66113,995
 € saved/month4,4013,9978,398
 kWh saved/year88,00879,932167,940
 € saved/year52,81247,964100,776
 % kWh saved1.20%1.05%1.12%
 % kWh/unit saved9.41%9.44%9.44%
 % €/unit saved9.26%9.26%9.26%