Energy Management in Pulp and Paper Industries in the Islamic Republic of Iran
At the request of the Ministry of Energy and Energy Efficiency (SABA), the Islamic Republic of Iran, a UNESCAP study team conducted a preliminary energy audit and a training course on energy efficiency at a pulp and paper factory in Khoozestan Province, South-Western Iran in March 2003.
The objectives of the training course were to train the participants in identifying potential for energy savings, and to promote and increase awareness on rational use of energy in the pulp and paper industry, including potential for productivity improvements. The energy audit was conducted as part of the training course. More than 40 participants, representing several pulp and paper factories, the power organization of the province and young engineers from SABA, Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Industry, took part in the training.The training course touched on the following issues:
Based on the energy audit, the advisory team together with the trainees made observations and recommendations on the following topics:
Strengthening House Keeping Measures (Prevention of stem leak, Insulation of bare pipes, Recovery of stem condensate, etc.) Potentials for Reduction of Water Consumption Potentials for Steam Reduction Improvement of operating conditions in Black Liquor Concentration Process
- Needs for Good Maintenance
In order to achieve energy savings and cost reductions, the UNESCAP team recommended to set company educations for all participants from top to bottom.
Participants to the training are shown around the pulp and paper factory
in Khoozestan Province, Islamic Republic of Iran, March 2003