Real-Time Data Collection to Improve Energy Efficiency in Food Manufacturing

Jagtap, Sandeep and Rahimifard, Shahin (2018) Real-Time Data Collection to Improve Energy Efficiency in Food Manufacturing. In: +AGRO 2018 − International Congress on Organizational Management, Energy Efficiency and Occupational Health.

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Abstract

The demand for energy is on the rise which is caused by a combination of global
economic progress and population growth. The food sector is a significant consumer of energy at
each stage of the supply chain, i.e. from farm to fork. Hence, improving efficiency and recognizing
potentials for energy conservation has become essential in order to address the challenges faced by
the food sector. However, most food manufacturing businesses, especially small and medium scale
enterprise, have limited awareness of significant potentials offered through the recent technological
advancements in real-time energy monitoring. In this context, the concept of ‘Internet of Things’
(IoT) has investigated to increase the visibility, transparency and awareness of various resource
usage, thanks to the availability of inexpensive and smart sensing devices. This paper presents a
case study of a beverage factory where the implementation of IoT-powered sensors and smart
meters is based on the embodied product energy (EPE) modelling. This arrangement enabled the
collection of real-time data on energy consumption within a food production system to support
more informed engineering and operational decisions, leading to an improved energy monitoring
and management, as well as substantial cost savings.

Keywords:Food Supply Chain, Food Manufacturing, Internet of Things, Energy efficiency
Subjects:D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D631 Food and Beverage Manufacture
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D690 Food studies not elsewhere classified
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D630 Food and Beverage Production
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D600 Food and Beverage studies
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D633 Food and Beverage Technology
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D632 Food and Beverage Processing
J Technologies > J910 Energy Technologies
Divisions:College of Science > National Centre for Food Manufacturing
ID Code:33560
Deposited On:19 Oct 2018 12:22

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