Chapter 9. Energy Benchmarking: A Tool for Continuing Process Improvement for the Glass Industry

  1. Charles H. Drummond III
  1. C. Philip Ross

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294406.ch9

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 57th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 18, Issue 1

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 57th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 18, Issue 1

How to Cite

Ross, C. P. (1997) Energy Benchmarking: A Tool for Continuing Process Improvement for the Glass Industry, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 57th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 18, Issue 1 (ed C. H. Drummond), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294406.ch9

Author Information

  1. Creative Opportunities, Laguana Niguel, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375464

Online ISBN: 9780470294406

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Keywords:

  • pollution;
  • energy;
  • consumption;
  • fabrication;
  • economy

Summary

Benchmarking provides a quantitative comparison between industry average and best practices relative to energy efficiency, productivity, waste reduction, and environmental cost-effectiveness. The last comprehensive study of the glass industry's energy use practices was conducted in the mid 1980s. This year DOE's Office of Industrial Technology has initiated a benchmarking project for the glass industry. This paper reviews the scope of data to be collected and the format of expected results.