Real-time data collection to improve energy efficiency: A case study food manufacturer

Jagtap, Sandeep and Rahimifard, Shahin and Duong, Linh (2019) Real-time data collection to improve energy efficiency: A case study food manufacturer. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation . ISSN 0145-8892

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Abstract

The rising price and demand for energy are significant issues for the food sector, which consumes a substantial amount of energy throughout the supply chain. Hence, improving energy efficiency has become an essential priority for the food sector. However, most food businesses have limited awareness of the recent technological advancements in real-time energy monitoring. Thus, the concept of ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) has been investigated to increase the visibility, transparency and awareness of various energy usage levels. This paper presents a case study of a beverage factory where the implementation of an IoT-enabled sensing technology based on the embodied product energy (EPE) model helped to reduce the energy consumption. This arrangement made provision for the collection of real-time energy data within a food production system to support an informed and energy-aware operational decisions, which lead to an optimised energy consumption and significant savings of approximately 163,000 kWh in the year 2017.

Keywords:Food Supply Chain, Food manufacturing, Internet of Things (IoT), Energy efficiency
Subjects:D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D631 Food and Beverage Manufacture
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 > D630 Food and Beverage Production
Divisions:College of Science > National Centre for Food Manufacturing
ID Code:38941
Deposited On:21 Nov 2019 10:12

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