Optimizing Plant Layout

Plant layout may have a significant influence on the energy consumption. For example, if the temperature has declined due to long internal transport distances in the plant material and products entering the lehr will need to be reheated. To reduce the need for reheating the incoming material, the distance between the glass furnace and the lehr should be as short as possible. When re-building a furnace at the end of the campaign life, reconsidering the layout of the plant may be an option to increase the productivity and energy efficiency of the plant (Worrell et al., 2008. p.72).

A plant in Netherlands is reported to reorganize the layout of the container forming, annealing, and packaging production steps during the construction of a new oxy-fuel furnace to minimize transport distances and optimize productivity (Worrell et al., 2008. p.72).

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Optimizing Plant LayoutCosts & Benefits

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