Industrial facilities non-process energy
Twomey, Janet M.
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Bawaneh, Khaled; Overcash, Michael; Twomey, Janet M. 2014. Industrial facilities non-process energy. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, vol 44:no. 8:ppg. 908-927.
In this study, published information on non-process energy use, which includes lighting, heating, cooling, ventilation, humidity control, and particulate control, for industrial buildings has been analyzed and compiled and then represented in power intensity (W/ft(2)). More than 30 different sources of data related to industrial building energy use (covering about 82 buildings) were identified and analyzed. Energy receives a lot of consideration in analyzing prospective savings in industrial facilities since the industrial sector consumes more than 30% of the total energy in the United States. The main objective of this study is to establish representative ranges for non-process energy use that can then be used with full process the life cycle for industrial products. The industrial manufacturing buildings were classified into six categories according to non-process energy use. The power intensity for each building category was estimated from the available data. Previous analyses of industrial energy use often expressed non-process energy as a percentage of total energy but without clear values of actual non-process energy. This information is a low value because the actual non-process energy is then dominated by the dominator which is unspecified.
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