Process Management Principles for Increasing the Energy Efficiency

On average two or three ovens are used during any one

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Unformatted text preview: is from the heaters. On average, two or three ovens are used during any one shift, though there are certainly times when all six or none of the ovens are being used to heat product. The processing instructions for the parts that are processed in these ovens vary substantially. Some parts just need to be placed in the oven for a set amount of time (this process is called a bake), while other parts needed to be placed in a tank of oil within the oven and cannot come out until a certain minimum vacuum pressure is achieved and a specific time threshold is surpassed (this is called a vacuum bake). Therefore, helping to reduce the amount of energy wasted due to over processing (i.e. leaving the part in the oven longer than its minimum requirement) is not always as straightforward as just setting a timer for each product[1]. Currently there are two employees that regularly use the ovens and a third employee that occasionally uses the ovens when the regular employees are absent from work. Data Sources In order to allow for the quick integration with the existing metering and energy management system used at the IADC, Enercept power meters from Schneider Electric were selected to be us...
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This document was uploaded on 03/03/2014 for the course ADMIN 1 at Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

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