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Improved energy-efficient production using discrete event simulation
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Energy Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
De Montfort University.
2009 (English)In: Journal of Simulation, ISSN 1747-7778, Vol. 3, no 4, 191-201 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There is currently considerable debate concerning increasing energy prices. For Swedish industry electricity prices have increased rapidly during the last 6 years, roughly doubling the cost. This situation has been the catalyst for significant increases in energy research and the research work presented in this paper is part of this growing body. The paper reports an approach to analyse and reduce energy use within energy-intensive industry, whereby a Swedish iron foundry is used as a test case. The results show that by using a customized simulation model a company can lower its overall energy costs through improved planning of the production process. The method formulated enables the disaggregating of energy parameters into groupings and provides examples of how the simulation model can be realized in order to account for energy usage. Different aspects of energy and power usage as well as the corresponding costs are analysed.

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Hants: Palgrave Macmillan , 2009. Vol. 3, no 4, 191-201 p.
Keyword [en]
electricity; energy; simulation; foundry; casting
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-52142OAI: diva2:279897
Available from: 2009-12-07 Created: 2009-12-07 Last updated: 2009-12-11

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