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Title: DOE PLANT-WIDE ENERGY ASSESSMENT RESULTS RELATED TO THE U. S. AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

Abstract

Forty-nine plant-wide energy efficiency assessments have been undertaken under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Industrial Technologies Program. Plant-wide assessments are comprehensive, systematic investigations of plant energy efficiency, including plant utility systems and process operations. Assessments in industrial facilities have highlighted opportunities for implementing best practices in industrial energy management, including the adoption of new, energy-efficient technologies and process and equipment improvements. Total annual savings opportunities of $201 million have been identified from the 40 completed assessments. Many of the participating industrial plants have implemented efficiency-improvement projects and already have realized total cost savings of more than $81 million annually. This paper provides an overview of the assessment efforts undertaken and presents a summary of the major energy and cost savings identified to date. The paper also discusses specific results from assessments conducted at four plants in the automotive manufacturing operations and supporting industries. These particular assessments were conducted at facilities that produce engine castings, plastic films used for glass laminates, forged components, and at a body spray painting plant.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
E3M, Inc., North Potomac, MD
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
875755
Report Number(s):
DOE/FC36/14029-2
TRN: US200712%%116
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-04GO14029
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY; CASTINGS; CULTURAL OBJECTS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; ENERGY MANAGEMENT; ENGINES; GLASS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; MANUFACTURING; PLASTICS; Plant-Wide Energy Assessment

Citation Formats

Kelly Kissock, Arvind Thekdi, Len Bishop. DOE PLANT-WIDE ENERGY ASSESSMENT RESULTS RELATED TO THE U. S. AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/875755.
Kelly Kissock, Arvind Thekdi, Len Bishop. DOE PLANT-WIDE ENERGY ASSESSMENT RESULTS RELATED TO THE U. S. AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/875755
Kelly Kissock, Arvind Thekdi, Len Bishop. 2006. "DOE PLANT-WIDE ENERGY ASSESSMENT RESULTS RELATED TO THE U. S. AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/875755. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875755.
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title = {DOE PLANT-WIDE ENERGY ASSESSMENT RESULTS RELATED TO THE U. S. AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY},
author = {Kelly Kissock, Arvind Thekdi, Len Bishop},
abstractNote = {Forty-nine plant-wide energy efficiency assessments have been undertaken under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Industrial Technologies Program. Plant-wide assessments are comprehensive, systematic investigations of plant energy efficiency, including plant utility systems and process operations. Assessments in industrial facilities have highlighted opportunities for implementing best practices in industrial energy management, including the adoption of new, energy-efficient technologies and process and equipment improvements. Total annual savings opportunities of $201 million have been identified from the 40 completed assessments. Many of the participating industrial plants have implemented efficiency-improvement projects and already have realized total cost savings of more than $81 million annually. This paper provides an overview of the assessment efforts undertaken and presents a summary of the major energy and cost savings identified to date. The paper also discusses specific results from assessments conducted at four plants in the automotive manufacturing operations and supporting industries. These particular assessments were conducted at facilities that produce engine castings, plastic films used for glass laminates, forged components, and at a body spray painting plant.},
doi = {10.2172/875755},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/875755}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2006},
month = {1}
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