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    Analysis of energy usage for RTG cranes

    Papaioannou, V, Pietrosanti, S, Holderbaum, W, Becerra, VM and Mayer, R (2017) Analysis of energy usage for RTG cranes. Energy, 125. pp. 337-344. ISSN 0360-5442

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this paper is to study and analyse the energy that is used by the various motors of a craneof the Rubber Tyred Gantry type. For this reason a single Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) crane has beeninstrumented at port of Felixstowe and data has been collected during normal operation for eight days.This data has been analysed in terms of active and idle modes and also in terms of energy usage by thevarious motors. From this analysis it is possible to determine that on average about half of the energyconsumed is potentially recoverable. It is also estimated that the recovery of this proportion of energycould lead to savings of 32,600 L of fuel and 8100 tonnes of CO2per year at Port of Felixstowe.

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