International Sugar Journal

Strategies for monitoring energy consumption in sugarcane processing factories* [Full subscriber]

Abstract Sugarcane processing facilities throughout the world are attempting to improve energy efficiency for cost-saving and/or fibre recovery. Other industries have shown that significant savings can be made by monitoring energy consumption within the process and using this information to reduce unnecessary consumption. Energy use measurements before and after capital upgrades also provide metrics for assessing the effectiveness of the investment. This paper reviews the energy monitoring literature both within the sugarcane processing industry and in other industries to establish best practice principles for energy monitoring. Two clear principles emerge: firstly, emphasis should be on monitoring energy consumption that is…

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