Scheduling Advisory SystemCosts & Benefits
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|Energy Savings Potential||
A glass-lined steel vessels and parts producer in the UK reduced the energy consumption in its electric glass coating furnaces by 12% (Worrell et al., 2008. p. 72)..
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential|
The expert system US $55,000 /year in electricity, $43,000 in reduced labor, maintenance and repair and $74,000 [1989 values] for reduced work in progress (one-time savings). The total system cost was $161,000 (1987), yielding a payback of 10 months (Worrell et al., 2008. p. 72).
Scheduling Advisory System 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.