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Publikācija: Energy Management in Wood Pellets Production

Publication Type Scientific article indexed in SCOPUS or WOS database
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Energy Management in Wood Pellets Production
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.7 Environmental engineering and energetics
Authors Alvīne Labanovska
Haralds Vīgants
Dagnija Blumberga
Keywords energy efficiency; energy consumption; energy management model; wood pellets production unit; improvement of production management; energy audit
Abstract The objective of Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and Council on energy efficiency is to reach 20% energy efficiency increase by 2020; in order to achieve that, solutions must be found on how to efficiently use energy by reducing energy losses and at the same time not affecting its efficiency. The main goal of the energy management model is to increase the volume of produce depending on energy consumption. There are different and also similar models in the world that have been developed and introduced with the aim to improve energy management systems in different sectors. Several sectors may use one particular management model that has been adapted to the sector‘s specificities. The developed model provides information and helps to evaluate the operation of pellets production unit and the possibilities for improvement. Management model with the respective indicators of the wood pellets production unit have been integrated in this model. Evaluation of indicators has been based on the energy flows of particular production units and their influence on the produce. The introduction and evaluation of such model in a production unit allows to better determine the optimization of production stages and energy consumption. The model has been tested with the data provided by concrete production units about changes in indicators depending on their mutual correlation and production processes in general. Introduction of such energy management systems will facilitate the optimization of energy consumption, which directly influences and allows evaluation of the produce.
DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2016.09.058
Hyperlink: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187661021630697X 
Reference Labanovska, A., Vīgants, H., Blumberga, D. Energy Management in Wood Pellets Production. Energy Procedia, 2016, Vol.95, pp.237-242. ISSN 1876-6102. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2016.09.058
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