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Kotak - IIT Madras Save Energy Mission (KISEM)

Indian Institute of Technology Madras


The subject plant is located in district of and falls under NIC Category-13131. This assessment was carried out by the IEAC Center, IIT Madras, during the course of the year 2023.

General Info

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Assessment Summary

Total Energy Costs(per year)


Total Recommended Investment(one time)


Total Recommended Savings(per year)


Energy Costs Calculation

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Total Energy Costs(per year)


Observations & Recommendations
BR - Boiler & Steam Line
ObservationRecommendationUnit SavingsAnnual SavingsInvestmentROIStatus
Condensate recovery is very lessMaximize Condensate Return15,217₹60,868₹30,0005.9
High Feed water TDSTest and Treat Boiler Water on a Continuing Basis126783₹5,07,132₹1500003.5
Poor Thermal InsulationLocate and Repair Defective Insulation on All Heating Plant Equipment and Piping15,217₹60,868₹20,0003.9
CR - Compressor
ObservationRecommendationUnit SavingsAnnual SavingsInvestmentROIStatus
High Air LeakageEliminate leaks in inert gas and compressed air lines/ valves2,69,914₹29,69,054₹2,00,0000.8
Higher than the machine required pressureReduce air compressor discharge pressure to the lowest acceptable setting.((Reduction of 1 kglcm2 air pressure (8 kg/cm2 to 7 kg/cm2 ) would result in 9% input power savings.87297₹0
HF - Humidification Plant
ObservationRecommendationUnit SavingsAnnual SavingsInvestmentROIStatus
Improper maintenanceExhaust filters must be cleaned at least once a day and in case of louver & eliminator sheet, the cleaning should be done based on the drop in air volume in the department126000₹13,86,000₹5000004.3
MT - Motors
ObservationRecommendationUnit SavingsAnnual SavingsInvestmentROIStatus
High Motor speedUse adjustable frequency drive or multiple speed motors on existing system54000₹0