Product Drying System UpgradeCosts & Benefits
|Parent Process: Finishing|
|Energy Savings Potential||
In a US based plant, by reduced the drying time from 58 to 72 hours to only 11 hours per batch energy savings were 179,200 kWh/year obtained (Worrell et al., 2008. p.73)..
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential|
Non-energy benefits, including reduced operation and maintenance costs of reduced drying times in the US based plant were $14,637 per year. Costs for the project were $43,630. With energy costs of 5 cents/kWh, this would yield a payback of less than 2 years (Worrell et al., 2008. p.73).
Product Drying System Upgrade Publications
Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Glass Industry - An ENERGY STAR® Guide for Energy and Plant Managers
Prepared primarily with the US Glass Industry, this document provides information about energy efficiency measures applicable to glass manufacturing, including performance and cost benchmarks whenever possible.