An Approach to Energy Management: A Case Study of a Medium Scale Printing Press in Lagos, Nigeria
International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering
Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2014, Pages: 7-14
Received: Jan. 6, 2014; Published: Feb. 20, 2014
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Sogo Mayokun Abolarin, National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation, [Energy Commission of Nigeria], University of Lagos, Nigeria
Manasseh Babale Shitta, National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation, [Energy Commission of Nigeria], University of Lagos, Nigeria
Chimaobi Daniel Nna, National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation, [Energy Commission of Nigeria], University of Lagos, Nigeria
Charles Asirra Eguma, National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation, [Energy Commission of Nigeria], University of Lagos, Nigeria
Allwell Osariere Kedo, National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation, [Energy Commission of Nigeria], University of Lagos, Nigeria
Abdulmutalib Yussuff, National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation, [Energy Commission of Nigeria], University of Lagos, Nigeria
Oluwabori Ayodeji Babatunde, National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation, [Energy Commission of Nigeria], University of Lagos, Nigeria
Babatunde Olubusayo Onafeso, National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation, [Energy Commission of Nigeria], University of Lagos, Nigeria
Oluwole Adegbenro, National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation, [Energy Commission of Nigeria], University of Lagos, Nigeria
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This paper investigates Energy Management Opportunities for reducing energy wastes in a medium scale manufacturing industry’s production processes. The energy information on electricity and diesel consumption for the year 2011 was obtained to complement data collected from walk-through and comprehensive audits. An estimated 125,181kWh of electricity and 33,415 litres of diesel representing 32% electricity and 68% diesel costs, which amounts to $44,562.50 were consumed for the period. Energy efficiency and conservation opportunities identified to promote energy savings, cost savings and environmental sustainability are: the replacing of inefficient drive belts on large motors with efficient cog belts, monitoring electrical loads to reduce peak demand, turning off equipment when not in use, replacing inefficient lamps with energy-saving lamps and installing bank of capacitors to increase power factor. The opportunities reveal a net saving of $6,231.18, which is about 14% of the company’s annual energy cost.
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Energy Management Opportunities, Energy Audit, Energy Efficiency and Conservation, Energy Consumption
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Sogo Mayokun Abolarin, Manasseh Babale Shitta, Chimaobi Daniel Nna, Charles Asirra Eguma, Allwell Osariere Kedo, Abdulmutalib Yussuff, Oluwabori Ayodeji Babatunde, Babatunde Olubusayo Onafeso, Oluwole Adegbenro, An Approach to Energy Management: A Case Study of a Medium Scale Printing Press in Lagos, Nigeria, International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2014, pp. 7-14. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepe.20140301.12
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