versión impresa ISSN 0012-7353
POSADA, ENRIQUE. RATIONAL ENERGY USE AND WASTE MINIMIZATION GOALS BASED ON THE USE OF PRODUCTION DATA. Dyna rev.fac.nac.minas [online]. 2008, vol.75, n.154, pp. 19-27. ISSN 0012-7353.
Companies normally generate rich sets of data, related to production, waste, energy and environmental parameters. These numbers have a great potential to be used as rational means to establish goals for continuous improvement, waste minimization, energy use reduction and environmental pollution control. However, this is not the case, in general, because people in charge lack knowledge on how to use the data for this purpose. It is common that fixed goals are set without real bases, with no relationship to production levels or energy and waste real data. This paper shows how to use data for monitoring process and targeting goals for waste minimization and specific energy use reduction. It is based on the experience of the author on applying this practice to more than 20 industrial cases.
Palabras llave : rational energy use; energy; savings; minimization; statistics; monitoring.