AbstractA study has been made of the various opportunities that exist to save energy in industrial activities through the application of existing technology and through the development of new technologies.
The underlying principles that should form the basis of any industrial energy conservation programme are established and concepts for implementing specific measures have been formulated.
Possible routes to minimising energy requirements in industrial premises and in manufacturing processes, by careful attention to energy conservation at the design stage, have been considered. The energy sequestered in different materials for component production has also been considered.
To particularise the general principles, two case studies have been made, one covering fuel and electricity requirements on a large industrial research site; and another based on a desk study of energy conservation in industrial motive power.
A review of the literature on the subject has been carried out and from the consideration of the underlying principles and concepts, and from the specific case studies, conclusions have been drawn that indicate the level of energy savings that might be set as targets for industrial energy conservation programmes. Reference has been made to existing achievements in industry and to questions of motivation and incentives to save energy in industry.
|Date of Award||1980|
|Supervisor||J. Whorwood (Supervisor)|