Factors impact of energy consumption in Thailand’s frozen seafood industry

Author(s): Wongkot Wongsapai a,*, Parida Malakrongb and Tanapat Kanjananirinb
a Department of Mechanical Enginerring, Faculty of Engineering, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200 Thailand
b Energy Technology for Environment Research Center, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200 Thailand
International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy, vol. 8, no. 3, May 2019: pp. 271-275
ISSN: 2315-4462 (Print)
ISSN: 2373-3594 (Online)
Digital Object Identifier: 10.12720/sgce.8.3.271-275

Abstract: The industrial sector, which has brought about a large demand for energy, totally consumed accounting for 37% of total energy consumption. This research accessed ten designated factories in Thailand’s frozen seafood industry and evaluate the energy baseline for selected frozen raw shrimp and boiled shrimp products in Thailand based on energy data in 2016. This study focused on factor impacts of energy consumption by multiple regression method. The frozen products consist of raw frozen shrimp and boiled frozen shrimp frozen in IQF using direct contact and indirect contact. The result shows factors affecting energy consumption were freshwater production, ice production, working hour, waste water system, finished good management (only frozen raw shrimp or frozen boiled shrimp) and ambient temperature. The energy baseline of these factories have been developed.

Keywords: Specific energy consumption, Energy baseline, Energy efficiency, Frozen seafood energy, Thailand
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