The injection molding plant and the profile extrusion plant have broadly similar base loads (both in magnitude and in percentage terms) but the extrusion site has a process load only 30% of that of the injection molding site (0.
As we discussed in last month's column, your plant's "energy fingerprint" is composed of the base load and the process load.
For a typical plant, the base load should lie in the range of 10% to 40% of the average total load.
a high base load as a proportion of the total load will generally result in a lower apparent process load.
This is average for plastics processing, where typical base loads are between 10% and 40% of total energy use.
Energy usage at a plastics processing plant consists of a base load and a process load.
The energy cost for this site consists of a base load of 152,440 kwh and a process load of 1.