Energy Efficiency and Productivity Optimization of Industrial Cleaning Equipment
Advanced cleanliness requirements in production are forcing industrial companies to include new cleaning processes into their manufacturing process. Complex cleaning operation procedures can lower process productivity and at the same time are responsible for substantial parts of the overall energy consumption. An optimization of cleaning processes with respect to cleaning duration, energy consumption and efficiency can therefore contribute to cost reduction significantly. This article presents a procedure for real data based assessment of industrial cleaning equipment. Based upon the resulting information of the procedure, productivity ratios and energy consumptions can be determined up to individual cleaning components. This creates the required transparency to derive customized production and energy efficiency optimization measures.
Jörg Franke and Sven Kreitlein
F. Kübler et al., "Energy Efficiency and Productivity Optimization of Industrial Cleaning Equipment", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 805, pp. 265-272, 2015