Energy economical and environmental analysis of industrial boilers using VSD

A. E. Atabani, R. Saidur, A. S. Silitonga, T.m. Indra Mahlia

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Abstract

As a result of the successful implementation of the industrialization plan in 1985; Malaysia has changed from an agricultural economy into industrial based economy. The industrial sector represents the highest consuming sector across all other sectors and accounts for about 48% of all total energy demand. This paper is concerned with an energy saving, economic and environmental analysis of industrial boilers in Malaysia when using variable speed drives (VSD). The results obtained when reducing the speed of water pumps by 60% show that 4 GWh, 93.6% of energy, RM 863,375 and 2,160 ton of CO2 could be saved annually. These results represent high energy saving, environmental and economic benefits associated with this energy saving technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Pages3223-3233
Number of pages11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2012
Event2nd International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ICMAE 2011 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 29 Jul 201131 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume110-116
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ICMAE 2011
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period29/07/1131/07/11

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Atabani, A. E., Saidur, R., Silitonga, A. S., & Mahlia, T. M. I. (2012). Energy economical and environmental analysis of industrial boilers using VSD. In Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (pp. 3223-3233). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 110-116). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.110-116.3223