COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF FIXED AND VARIABLE SPEED PRESSURE SYSTEMS
The objective of this study was analyzing two pressure systems relative to energy consumption. One of the systems operates at a fixed speed and the other with variable speed by using a frequency inverter. It was selected two product models based on the water demand, which was calculated with the average flow rate spent per each type of sanitary appliance. Thus, it was possible to estimate the power consumed in each hour and then, calculate the electric energy consumption. The cost of energy per hour was also found, considering the current energy tariff. The results showed an economical use of the inverter compares to non-use. The average potential energy savings was 44.7%, and it was found R$ 369.11 of reduction in the monthly energy cost. Therefore, it is concluded the use frequency inverter is economically viable in relation to energy consumption and reduce the costs of electric energy.
R. gest. sust. ambient., Florianópolis.Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, ISSN 2238-8753
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