Nepal

A selection of the successful actions taken by pioneer companies in Nepal to increase efficiency in their company operations can be found below. The following actions have led to an improvement in working conditions and a reduction in overall financial costs.

  1. Directly placing work items on a trolley after drilling, grinding and other machining operations eliminates the extra step of having to collect the work items from the ground for the next step in the process. This results in savings on manpower. (Cost saving - material flow)
  2. Switching off welding machines when not in use, e.g. during lunch break or in between jobs, has an immediate payoff in the form of electricity savings. (Electricity saving - idle machine)
  3. Insulating and protecting curing tanks for electric cables with glass wool and metal cladding reduce operating times and lower energy costs. (Electricity saving - insulation)
  4. Reducing the height of lights, e.g. with the use of chains, provides better illumination in work areas. This results in improved working conditions and higher productivity at zero cost. (Electricity saving - lighting 1)
  5. Installing translucent sheets on the roof helps utilize natural light for the workplace, thus lowering the use of fluorescent lights during the day and increasing savings on electricity costs. (Electricity saving - lighting 2)
  6. Repairing or replacing broken or malfunctioning capacitor banks significantly improves plant power factor. (Electricity saving - power factor 1)
  7. The installation of an Automatic Power Factor Controller (APFC) also helps increase the power factor of grids/ main power supplies. (Electricity saving - power factor 2)
  8. Insulating steam pipelines reduces heat loss and fuel consumption. (Fuel saving - insulation)
  9. Lowering the height of furnace doors minimizes heat loss and therefore lowers fuel costs. (Fuel saving - loss reduction)
  10. The shed roof was repaired to offer protection to the stored coal from rain and dust. This increased the coal burning efficiency. (Fuel Saving -  Repairing Shed)
  11. Hot air duct between recuperator and burner was insulated. The temperature of  the inlet air at the burner increased to 270°C. (Fuel Saving - Insulation of  Inlet Air Duct)
  12. Constructing a cement surface to avoid direct contact of product with soil to reduce rejection of products. (Materila Saving - Construction of Hard Ground)