Energy audit of a textile company: A case study of finishing textile

Syeda Mehdia Naqvi *, Arfan Bakhtiar and Manik Mahachandra

Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Diponegoro, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia.
Research Article
World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2024, 22(03), 1040–1047
Article DOI: 10.30574/wjarr.2024.22.3.1538
Publication history: 
Received on 08 April 2024; revised on 11 June 2024; accepted on 14 June 2024
In the contemporary textile industry, energy efficiency is not just an environmental imperative but also a financial necessity. This study presents a comprehensive energy audit conducted at a leading textile company to identify inefficiencies and propose strategic improvements. Through systematic data collection, regression analysis, and equipment performance evaluation, the audit revealed significant opportunities for energy conservation. Key findings include the potential for substantial energy savings through power factor correction, motor efficiency optimization, and lighting system upgrades. Implementing thermal insulation and steam condensate recovery further underscored the latent energy-saving prospects. Moreover, addressing compressed air leaks emerged as a critical area for reducing energy wastage. The study’s recommendations, grounded in rigorous quantitative analysis, promise to enhance the company’s energy profile and contribute to sustainable industrial practices. The anticipated outcomes of this audit are poised to set a precedent for energy management in the textile sector, with implications for cost savings and environmental stewardship.
Energy Audit; Textile Industry; Energy Efficiency; Power Factor Correction; Motor Efficiency; Lighting System Upgrade; Thermal Insulation; Steam Condensate Recovery; Compressed Air Leaks; Sustainable Industrial Practices
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