Desarrollo de una auditoría energética para la granja avícola Los Alpes en Venecia de San Carlos
Paniagua-Barboza, Jorge Alberto
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The development of the energy audit at Los Alpes poultry farm, located in Los Alpes of Venecia, was made following the ASHREAE´S methodology. It consisted on the elaboration of the diagnosis of the farm´s energy consumption by equipment and broiler house, generating energy baseline´s information for guide decision-making on energy savings and identifying savings options to help improve their performance. Since the energy consumption varies according to climate and temperature at which the flock is developed, the average consumption of 30 000 kWh per flock is determined. From this value ventilation represents the 88%, lighting 7%, the cooling spray system 2% and automated feeding system 2% and others loads 1%. Due to ventilation represents a significant use of energy on the farm, with an average consumption of 25 177 kWh, the opportunities for energy conservation were oriented towards improving the ventilation system in the broiler house, as the corrective maintenance in power transmission system tensor, to increase the flow of air displaced by extractor, and installing a suspended ceiling, which allow filling gaps in insulation, increase the air speed and reduce the volume of air to move. Other improvement´s opportunities were found in the lighting load´s distribution and the emergency system´s condition.
Proyecto de Graduación (Licenciatura en Mantenimiento Industrial) Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Escuela de Ingeniería Electromecánica, 2015.