The audit programme of BTRA regarding quality, machinery, energy and water are very popular among mills. Now, BTRA has initiated one more audit viz., ‘THERMAL INSULATION AUDIT’.
In textile wet processing, there is a network of pipelines [carrying steam / condensate / thermic fluid] supplying thermal energy to the departments. These pipelines are insulated at the time of installation to minimise heat loss. But after a certain period, the condition of the insulation starts deteriorating, causing lower insulation efficiency. This leads to continuous drain of heat energy from the system and hence, additional consumption of steam, electricity and fuel to meet the given requirement of thermal energy from the departments.