In modern manufacturing facilities there are many energy saving opportunities (ESO) that are wasted by the lack of integration between the facility and the production system. This paper deals with an integrated production line and the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system and explores the different energy saving opportunities of the two largest energy consumers in the manufacturing plant. The energy opportunity window of each machine is utilized to allow for energy savings for the production line without throughput loss on the floor. This opportunity window is synced with the peak periods of energy demand for the energy demand of the HVAC system. The integration of these two systems allows for the maximum energy cost savings. These systems are modeled and tested using simulation case studies.
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Energy Savings Opportunities of an Integrated Facility and Production Line
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Brundage, MP, Chang, Q, Chen, D, & Yu, V. "Energy Savings Opportunities of an Integrated Facility and Production Line." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference collocated with the 41st North American Manufacturing Research Conference. Volume 2: Systems; Micro and Nano Technologies; Sustainable Manufacturing. Madison, Wisconsin, USA. June 10–14, 2013. V002T04A008. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/MSEC2013-1191
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