This project focusses on the study of the energy efficiency in production machines. The main objectives that we seek with the project are:
• Developing an energy monitoring system
• Making a guideline for the design, maintenance and modification of energy efficient equipment or machines, based on our measurement results.
The first step is to make a test installation to measure the efficiency of the motor. Afterwards the efficiency of this engine in combination with a gearbox, a pump and a compressor installation are measured. The test installation has to be built with a 4KW electrical engine, but it must also be valid for other engines. Therefore the design should allow the regulation of the elements that compose the test stand due to the difference in dimensions between the different electrical motors.
My goal with this project is to design, calculate and prepare the different test installations in accordance with the machine directives and the related norms.
On the one hand we have to choose the necessary equipment following my own design and doing the necessary calculations, and on the other hand deal with companies in order to get the best offers for our tests.
In the first test installation all the technical data we need are measured and the efficiency of the engine showing the results in an ISO efficiency graph is calculated. The next step includes showing the behaviour of the engine when we use it in a pump- or compressor installation and measuring the efficiency of the installation in different conditions (with misalignment, dirty filter, bad settings, over-dimensioning, etc.). The purpose of these last tests is to see the influence of faults in dimensioning, installation, maintenance or use.
Finally a risk assessment is made to know which hazardous situations can happen.
If you want to cite this thesis in your own thesis, paper, or report, use this format (APA):
CASCALLANA, J. (2012). Test installation for energy efficiency.
Unpublished thesis, Xios, N-TECH.