Are you aware of these

  • Due to the fact that up to 70-75% of energy as consumed in industry, residences, and transportation in our country is provided by importation, Turkey is currently among the energy-poor countries in terms of resources.
  • If you assess the energy value and utilization feasibility of waste heat with high calorific value at your facility, this may evolve into investments with minimum time of return. Thus while your company ensures further savings, you would make a quite valuable contribution in the environment by reducing exhaust emissions.
  • You may offset approximately 30% of full capacity energy requirement of your company by generating energy upon utilization of heat energy of gases with high flow rate and calorific value as released to the atmosphere during preheating and clinker cooling processes of clinker production in the cement sector.
  • The first golden step to reduce energy consumption will be to assess the energy consumption per unit production at your facility and then to prepare or procure a road map on alternative solutions to minimize the consumption.
  • Forming an energy efficiency strategy to be implemented in certain stages at your facility is one of the fundamental steps of raising energy efficiency awareness.
  • Shifting to continuous production by decreasing independent production nodes and removing such production flows as preheating and mould exchange that lead to energy and production losses will derive significant earnings for your company in terms of energy and production efficiency.
  • The average CO2 emission per person during a flight from Istanbul to Australia is 12 tons. Whereas a tree can absorb only 1 ton CO2 throughout its life time.
  • Energy density in Turkey is 2.5 times the EU average. All circles agree that energy savings potential in Turkey is at least 30%.
  • The basic purpose is to head to cheaper and more environment-friendly fuels, make maximum use of waste heat in such operations as preheating and heating, preferring fuels with higher combustion efficiency, assess the feasibility of cogeneration systems (electricity + exhaust gas + steam + hot water) for the company, and preparing an energy utilization portfolio.
  • Today it is the most important initiative to launch incentive arrangements in order to increase the use of vehicles with lower engine displacement (1,200 cm3 and less) and efficient diesel technology (common rail). Foe instance the tax burden at new buy should be minimized and the tax loss should be offset by increasing taxes for vehicles with an engine displacement of 2,000 cm3 and more.
  • Check the fuel system and fill caps of your vehicle. Do not allow leakage. Especially in the cold days of winter, people think that running idle for longer durations would be good for warming up the engine. This commonplace knowledge of the drivers is wrong. It causes unnecessary fuel consumption.
  • The most appropriate way to warm up the engine is to drive at second gear, 1500 - 2500 rpm. Drive at the first gear for 50 meters after the first move then shift to second gear and drive (for 2 kilometers at 3,000 rpm) until valve opening.
  • One should note that the most economic driving speed interval is 40-60 km/h, although the true value is dependent upon the motor transmission and body specification of the vehicle in use, and that more fuel is spent for each kilometer covered by higher cruise speeds.
  • Inner city fuel consumption during driving is more than that of the extra-urban driving. This is because of frequent halts and starts. One should refrain from driving at intensive traffic, which increases both halt and start occasions, and waiting durations. Unfrequented routes should be chosen and that vehicles should not be used during the rush hours, when the traffic is intense.
  • Care should be shown to maintain steady speed both in urban and extra-urban driving, and it should not be forgotten that engine operates with more fuel upon each acceleration and that extra fuel is sprayed into the cylinders via acceleration system whenever the accelerator pedal is stepped on.
  • One should refrain from gaining speed by high acceleration and drive at the highest possible gear by stepping on the acceleration pedal as less as it is possible in all driving conditions.
  • Inevitable emergency brakes due to excessive speed highly increase fuel consumption of the vehicle. Excessive speed not only increases the fuel consumption to attain that speed but also steps up running out of both the brakes, and the tires. One should consciously adapt to driving conditions other than resorting to unconscious excessive speed. Therefore timely reactions can be shown against the emergent conditions. Deceleration can be ensured by pulling feet off the acceleration pedal rather than than emergency braking.
  • Art of gearshift, which truly saves money if applied appropriately, is a mastery in which only a few drivers are excelled. However one can attain the foregoing competency by hardworking. It can be summarized as follows: If speed gained in low gear can be maintained in a higher gear without stepping on, the gear should be shifted. The engine should not be forced with loud noise.
  • When gearing up one should aim to attain the higher gear as soon as possible without forcing the engine with high load.
  • In non-automated starting systems, enrichment of the mixture should be stopped following the necessary warming up duration, and extra fuel consumption of the starting system, either on purpose or due to forgetfulness, should be prevented.
  • One should gain the habit of stopping the engine other than running the engine idle in case of waiting for longer durations (more than one minute).
  • Do not leave your foot on the clutch pedal. Even a light step on clutch pedal would result in clutch slipping and traction loss, which both runs out clutch facing, and causes fuel consumption.
  • Continuous breaks or speed ups at cornering and crossroads is the worst driving style. It both increases fuel consumption and running out of dampers, brakes, and clutch facings.
  • Engine operates idle for longer durations at heavy traffic. After each brake for stopping, extra fuel will be needed to move the vehicle again. Leaving an appropriate distance with the vehicle ahead and deceleration rather than braking is a better form of driving.
  • The wind resistance is a function of the square of speed. In order to decrease wind resistance and hence the fuel consumption, do not open windows at speeds higher than 60 km/h, if it is possible. Unmount luggage racks no longer in use and do not carry unnecessary loads..
  • In case of slipping do not force your vehicle in vain by stepping on the acceleration pedal. In such occasions try soft starting at second gear.
  • The Effect of Periodical Maintenance of the Vehicle on Fuel Consumption:
  • In order for decreased fuel consumption the battery must be charged in full.
  • Whenever possible use full synthetic lubricants during oil change. Therefore the oil change period will be extended (15,000 - 20,000 km) although the oil expenses per 1,000 km will decrease, fuel savings will be ensured, and the engine life cycle will be extended sue to lessened eroding within the engine.
  • The engine power will decrease and fuel consumption will increase in case the spark plugs are malfunctioned. Change your spark plugs every 15,000 km.
  • One should know that clogged air filters result in further loss in pressure and ultimately increase fuel consumption and thus due care should be shown to cleaning and replacement of filters.
  • Engine wearing and low compression: Leaking valves cause wearing of cylinder, piston rings, low compression within a cylinder, low engine power, and therefore higher fuel consumption. Blue exhaust fumes are the first indications of worn out piston rings. The engine should go under overhaul in such cases.
  • Tie rod adjustment and balancing: An unadjusted front set will affect handling, cause friction and drifting, wear the tears, and increase fuel consumption. A malfunctioned front set will be evident with irregular and untimely wear out of the tears and torque steering.
  • Remember that for each unit of energy that is not consumed and thus spent, we contribute in decreasing the amount of pollutant emissions released to nature during production of that very energy.
  • Whenever it is possible refrain from single-use products. Use recordable CD in spite of rewritable CD, for instance. This because of the fact that once used recordable CD is garbage, however rewritable CD serves as a mobile memory environment after it has been used.
  • Using special diffusers at faucet knobs will help with doing the same work with less water.
  • Prefer urinals, which save water doing the same work, when buying a new one.
  • Buy electrical products with A Class energy consumption. Don't forget, while we sleep, our refrigerator continues running.
  • Buy and use washing and dish machines that do the same work with less energy consumption and minimum water consumption.
  • Buy light bulbs with longer life cycles (10,000 hours and more). Don't forget the extra payment during the purchase will abundantly return by longer operation without trouble.
  • Fine tuning is difficult with on-off type of faucets. Therefore turn down the valves below to a certain level to readily do the same work with less water.
  • Other than leaving the lights on at home, when you’re away, use night lamps with light sensors to easily do the same work with lower energy consumption (0.4 - 7 Watt) for 12 hours rather than for 24 hours.
  • Heat economy that can be ensured via windows, doors, and walls is so high that cannot be underrated. Especially the woodwork window stripes both prevent heat loss, and dust from getting inside the house, which indirectly saves water.

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