In the last year, rapid developments have led to the establishment of industry conservation goals and monitoring by the Department of Commerce and the Federal Energy Administration via the various industry associations.
Since 1972, Uniroyal has progressed more than half way toward the 1980 goal of 15% established for the rubber and chemical industries. This paper will describe details of the program with emphasis on new input, such as the computerized tracking method now in use.
Plant studies have provided an assessment of "base" loads vs. process loads, important when considering unit energy consumption. These vary, particularly with the climate and with the ratio of electrical to fuel energy inputs. Also, in-plant metering of steam has produced some surprises. Priorities for projects and lines of attack for conservation depend upon such analyses.
Of great importance is the energy content of raw materials and programs to reduce or recycle rejected portions.
A study of organization for conservation in various other companies was made to develop recommendations for improving the Uniroyal program. A composite of the best features will be presented.
Madigan, John C., "Energy Conservation in Uniroyal, Inc." (1975). UMR-MEC Conference. 62.
2nd Annual UMR-MEC Conference on Energy (1975: Oct. 7-9, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
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