ENERGY CONSERVATION IN THE SPINNING INDUSTRY by sen29iit

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									ENERGY CONSERVATION IN THE SPINNING INDUSTRY: MUST
                 FOR SURVIVAL

       R.Senthil Kumar, Senior Lecturer, Deptt. of Textile Technology,
                    Kumaraguru College of Technology


ABSTRACT:

Textile industry is the second largest industry in the world next to agriculture. In India,
the textile industry contributes substantially to the foreign exchange earned by the
country. The Indian textile industry is estimated at $52 billion. In the XI Five Year Plan,
textile industry was expected to grow at 16% per annum and attain a size of $115bn by
2012. The need of energy conservation has assumed paramount importance due to the
rapid growth of industries causing substantial energy consumptions in textile operations.
Global energy crisis, as well as high cost of fuels resulted in more activities to conserve
energy to maximum extent. The textile industry retains a record of the lowest efficiency
in energy utilization and is one of the major energy consuming industries. About 34% of
energy is consumed in spinning, 23% in weaving, 38% in chemical processing and
another 5% for miscellaneous purposes. The emphasis on awareness about the energy
conservation is essential in the present circumstances. In order to promote energy
conservation in spinning industry, this paper analyzes in detail the actual conditions of
energy consumption in each depa
								
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