Recuperative FurnacesCosts & Benefits
|Parent Process: Melting and Refining|
|Energy Savings Potential||
Energy savings up to 30% compared to cold-air furnaces (Worrell et al., 2008. p.62).
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential|
Payback times are estimated between 7 to 14 months [based on a fuel cost of US $ 4.3/GJ] (Worrell et al., 2008. p.62)
In an Indian plant a recuperation system was installed for Rs. 0.3 million, and provided savings of Rs. 0.88 million per year - resulting in a payback time of 5 months (CII, undated. p.144).
Recuperative Furnaces 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.
Prepared by the Confederation of Indian Industries this manual provides an extensive listing of energy efficiency measures applicable to various energy intensive industries and aims to secure support from financial institutions for industrial energy efficiency.