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B. Kirubakaran, Researcher

A Walkthrough Energy Audit in a Cement Blending Unit : Unveiling Energy Conservation Avenues

CAG recently conducted a walk-through energy audit in Lakshanaa Pulverising Industries, a cement blending factory in Salem to decode the energy-saving avenues hidden within the cement blending process. This blog explores their process operation, major energy consuming equipment, and identifies energy saving opportunities within the cement blending industry.

Energy Saving Insights from Visits to 9 MSMEs in Salem 

Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) play a crucial role in the Indian economy, contributing significantly to our industrial outputs and exports. MSMEs constitute more than 90% of all industrial units in India and employ over 110 million people. They contribute to about 28% of India’s gross domestic product (GDP) and account for more than 45% of industrial output. While individual energy consumption per MSME unit may be low, the collective energy use of MSMEs represent the equivalent of approximately 30 million tonnes of oil equivalent annually.