Case Studies

The National Cleaner Production Centre South African Case Studies

Through the use of case studies the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) show cases the benefits and application of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) methodologies.

The areas in which the RECP methodologies are applied are:

·         Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE),

·         Industrial Symbiosis Programme (IS Programme), and

·         Industrial Water Efficiency Project (IWE) Project. 

Feltex Automotive Trim Durban

Feltex commissioned an energy audit in February 2012 as part of the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA)’s Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production Programme, in order to help it to characterise energy usage, determine Significant Energy Users (SEU’s), and to identify opportunities for energy consumption reduction within the plant. 
 
The audit identified the need to address energy management within the plant, and Feltex then developed an Energy Management System (EnMS) through the IEE Project. Feltex’s company engineer attended the IEE EnMS expert level training during 2013 and Feltex’s top management made a commitment to the EnMS programme. 
 
Six projects were undertaken, resulting in a saving of 1,070,000kWh and a payback period on investment of less than 12 months. A reduction in GHG emissions of 1,024 tonnes of CO2 was achieved.
 
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