Paintshop Energy Efficiency

Reference number
Coordinator Högskolan Väst - Institutionen för ingenjörsvetenskap
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 800 000
Project duration November 2011 - December 2012
Status Completed
Venture FFI - Sustainable Production
Call 2011-01836-en
End-of-project report 2011-03667_publik_EN.pdf (pdf, 574 kB)

Purpose and goal

In a vehicle production process, the paint shop is a major consumer of energy. To introduce a continuous adaptation of the level of ventilation to actual capacity usage would mean energy savings of up to 25%, but has up to now not been realized due to the process complexity. The approach is to use modern virtual tools to model the paintshop in order to understand how parameter changes affect the quality. Computational Fluid Dynamics tools will be used to create the model that will be the input to the design of a Model Predictive Controller.

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Last updated 9 January 2020

Reference number 2011-03667

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