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In order to cope with the fluctuations of compressed air demand, and reduce the frequent start-ups of the air compressor, a textile company was advised to install a variable speed compressor. This measure would eliminate the idel running of the compressor and match the supply and demand of compressed air, resulting in energy saving.

Bad practices for handling and storage of chemicals and dyes including storage in bags and cartoons open to the atmosphere resulted in product loss, generation of hazardous waste, and fire risk. Modifications to the storage procedure, through shifting to metal or plastic reusable packaging, installation of ventilation system were among the practices that reduced the losses.