Life cycle cost and payback period for adopting evaporative cooling systems in the Taiwanese textile industry

Chung Yi Chang, Hsien-Te Lin

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Abstract

Greenhouse gas emissions and energy controls of industrial activities have become a main focus of the Taiwanese government, and because the cost of electricity is rising rapidly nowadays, adopting energy conservation measures to achieve cost savings and sustainable operation is essential for industries. In the textile industry, the energy consumption of A/C systems is second only to that of the manufacturing equipment. This study presents the life cycle costs and payback period by replacing old A/C systems with evaporative cooling systems. Based on the analysis, this study concludes that with evaporative cooling systems using only 10% to 15% of the energy used by A/C systems, the average payback period is less than 0.25 years despite the low electricity tariff in Taiwan. This suggests that for either the short term or the long term, evaporative cooling systems are an economical measure for the textile industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers of Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering III
Pages1242-1245
Number of pages4
Edition1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 22
Event3rd International Conference on Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering, GBMCE 2013 - , Taiwan
Duration: 2013 Aug 212013 Aug 23

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Number1
Volume368-370
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering, GBMCE 2013
CountryTaiwan
Period13-08-2113-08-23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Chang, C. Y., & Lin, H-T. (2013). Life cycle cost and payback period for adopting evaporative cooling systems in the Taiwanese textile industry. In Frontiers of Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering III (1 ed., pp. 1242-1245). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 368-370, No. 1). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.368-370.1242