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. 

Techniplate

Consumption statistics showed that the total amount of energy used by the site was equal to 2,186,708 kWh per annum, at a cost of R735 202.

An IEE Project energy audit identified that Techniplate’s plating tanks’ temperature was being manually controlled, thereby resulting in high degree of temperature variations, excessive temperatures and excess energy use.

Key findings:  
After an investment of R 46,200 a saving of R 172,751 (23.5% saving) with a payback of 4 months has been realised. Energy savings of 421 344 kWh (19.3% saving) have been achieved.

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