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By installing the efficient design of forehearth, a plant in Norway was able to replace 3000 MWh/y natural gas consumption by 350 MWh/y of electricity consumption (~ 1078 MWh/y primary energy), providing an energy saving of 65% – in terms of primary energy (Worrell et al., 2008. p.71).
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In the Norwegian plant, installation of efficient forehearths required US $ 120 000 investment and provided annual savings of $ 95 000 – resulting in a payback time of 1.5 years [1987 values] (Worrell et al., 2008. p.71).
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