Variable Speed Drives on Flue Gas Control, Pumps and FansCosts & Benefits
|Parent Process: Cross Cutting Technology|
|Energy Savings Potential||
Energy saving potential is estimated to be 0.02GJ/t-product (US EPA, 2010)
A plant in Germany saved 3.2 GWh/y and 325 GWh/y with the installation of VSDs (IPPC, 2009).
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential|
Implementation costs are estimated between $1.3/t-product (APP, 2010) to $2.0/t-product.
Investment costs for the German plant was €67 thousand. It provided annual savings of €32.5 thousand, giving a payback time of 2.1 years, and a RoI of 48%. (IPPC, 2009)
Variable Speed Drives on Flue Gas Control, Pumps and Fans Publications
The State–of-the-Art Clean Technologies (SOACT) for Steelmaking Handbook is developed as part of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate program and seeks to catalog the best available technologies and practices to save energy and reduce environmental impacts in the steel industry. Its purpose is to share information about commercialized or emerging technologies and practices that are currently available to increase energy efficiency and environmental performance.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) energy guide, Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the U.S. Iron and Steel Industry, discusses energy efficiency practices and technologies that can be implemented in iron and steel manufacturing plants. This guide provides current real world examples of iron and steel plants saving energy and reducing cost and carbon dioxide emissions.