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Factory modelling: Combining energy modelling for buildings and production systems

Ball, PD and Despeisse, M and Evans, S and Greenough, RM and Hope, SB and Kerrigan, R and Levers, A and Lunt, P and Murray, V and Oates, MR and Quincey, R and Shao, L and Waltniel, T and Wright, AJ (2013) Factory modelling: Combining energy modelling for buildings and production systems. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 397. pp. 158-165. ISSN 1868-4238

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Traditionally, manufacturing facilities and building services are analysed separately to manufacturing operations. This is despite manufacturing operations using and discarding energy with the support of facilities. Therefore improvements in energy and other resource use to work towards sustainable manufacturing have been sub-optimal. This paper presents research in which buildings, facilities and manufacturing operations are viewed as inter-related systems. The objectives are to improve overall resource efficiency and to exploit opportunities to use energy and / or waste from one process as potential inputs to other processes. The novelty here is the combined simulation of production and building energy use and waste in order to reduce overall resource consumption. The paper presents a literature review, develops the conceptual modelling approach and introduces the prototype IES Ltd < VE > THERM software. The work has been applied to industrial cases to demonstrate the ability of the prototype to support activities towards sustainable manufacturing. © IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2013.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div E > Production Processes
Div E > Manufacturing Systems
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Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:06
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 03:24