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Energikartläggning på Lycksele Hästcenter AB
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Energy mapping at Lycksele Hästcenter AB

This report examines the possibilities to reduce energy usage at Lycksele Hästcenter AB, and whether there are alternative heating systems that could reduce maintenance costs. A tour of the horse facility was made with the help of Lycksele’s energy advisor. Thereafter a mapping and a night walk of the facility was carried out where energy consuming installations were noted. Most of the possible improvements required relatively big investments. The facility uses about 300 MWh per year, which means that every increase in the price of electricity by 0.01 Swedish crowns (SEK) increases the energy cost with 3000 SEK per year. The heating of the riding house alone uses 80 000 kWh per year. The cheapest measures are to seal windows and doors, change the habits of tenants and equip the doors with door closers. An alternative to direct impacting electricity was heating pump, district heating and a so-called horse manure burner. The horse manure burner can use the horses manure which otherwise was transported in containers to a cost of 60,000 SEK per year. The manure from one horse gave 4kW in continuous effect meaning that the facility’s horses could produce enough manure to heat the facility. Energy is also consumed in order to prevent the water pipes from freezing in the winter. The alternatives are to insulate the water pipes or exchange the doors that allow the cold draft. The company first needs to reduce energy usage and thereafter change heating system. Moreover the company must decide whether it is economically reasonable to have a heated riding house.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Energy, Energy mapping, Energy usage, Energy measures
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-38295OAI: diva2:374241
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2010-12-03 Created: 2010-12-03 Last updated: 2012-11-28Bibliographically approved

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