Conservation for Textile Manufacturing Excellence
MKMA Seminar Hall
Batu Pahat, Malaysia
on Waste Heat Recovery for Boiler Systems
One of the main energy consuming
equipment for most plants in the textile industry is the boiler.
Energy for the steam production comes from the combustion of fuel,
which could be diesel, fuel oil or natural gas.
While fuels are burnt, they produce large amount of waste heat in the
form of flue gas which is discharged directly to the environment through the
stacks. Indirectly, this means
that we are wasting large amount of money through our chimney in many of our
plants. This presents great opportunities for thermal energy recovery.
savings is the most obvious benefit of waste heat recovery and this is the
key motivating factor for the companies to invest in equipment to tap their
waste energy. Other than that,
a reduction in fuel usage also results in less emission of pollutants, which
include carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide, to the environment. Moreover,
emission of carbon dioxide, which is a green house gas, will also be
This presentation focuses on how waste heat recovery could be achieved in
boiler system, which is predominantly used in the textile and dyeing
industry, using heat pipe heat exchangers.
The concept of heat pipes, and their advantages as compared to
conventional heat exchangers, will be discussed in detail.
Cost benefit analysis of the technology will also be presented.
on Overview of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Management Systems for Textile
manufacturing is one of the industries which experiences environmental,
health and safety problems. Problems associated with textile manufacturing
comprises of, but not limited to:
Excessive water use in the rinsing, dyeing and bleaching process
Excessively hot effluent
Unnecessary energy use due to ineffective heat recovery
Excessive BOD of effluent
Overuse of dyes and other chemicals
Long exposure to chemicals fumes etc.
the above problems is possible through structured and systematic management
systems such as ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) and/or OHSAS
18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems). This presentation
focuses on how ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 can help textile manufacturers to
manage environmental, health and safety problems related to their operations
and reap financial benefits.
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