Proposal of Energy Efficient Lighting Solution for Steel Industry

Bachaspati, Ashista and Shailesh, K R and Mahajan, Amar (2013) Proposal of Energy Efficient Lighting Solution for Steel Industry. In: Green Campus Summit - 2013, 4 to 5 April 2013, Puducherry, India.

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India is witnessing tremendous growth in infrastructure and construction development. The construction industry in India is one of the largest economic activities and is growing at an average rate of 9.5% as compared t o the global average of 5%. A country’s economic growth is marked by its infrastructure. The Iron and Steel Industry is the largest consumer of energy amongst all industries. This industry has lighting energy consumption of about 3-10% of the total electricity. Energy cost contributes nearly 30-35% of this sector’s total production cost. Energy growth is essential for economic growth. Recent trends in energy conservation and management comes into picture in this era of green technology so that harmful effects due to this industry on the environment and the people are curtailed to a minimum. Lighting is an indispensible requirement in all inhabited areas especially where artificial processes take place. Proper lighting not only tends to increase human and equipment safety and productivity of the organization but also provides workers satisfaction, safety and more work output. Research shows that in a facility, lighting consumes nearly 22% of the total electricity consumption. Henceforth, energy saving potential in these areas is very high with the use of right kind of technology. Many lighting schemes can be adopted for efficient lighting utilization like daylight harvesting, using energy efficient artificial lighting technologies and intelligent control in the form oflighting automation wherever applicable. Lighting controls delivers a substantial saving of 35% of energy costs with safety, reliability and ease of installation. This paper focuses on the proposal of energy efficient lighting solution for Steel Industry with simulation results considering the operating environmental conditions existing in this type of industry using the software DIALux and payback calculation to compare non-conventional technology (LEDs) with conventional light sources like Metal Halide Lamps, High Pressure Sodium Vapor Lamps, Fluorescent Lampsand High pressure Mercury Vapor Lamps. The design will also be done so that in general areas like cabins and corridors, etc., the Light Power Density (LPD) comes under specifiedIndian Green Building Council (IGBC) norms. Lighting automation will be suggested for daylight and artificial light integration and even the use of occupancy sensors and time switches wherever applicable. Implementation of lighting automation can reduce energy consumption i n the whole area considered.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy Efficient Technology; LED; Lighting Automation; Steel Industry; LPD.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Electrical and Electronics
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Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2013 09:58
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2013 09:58

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