Modelling the daily energy consumption of escalators with various passenger volumes

Semen Uimonen, Toni Tukia, Matti Lehtonen, Marja Liisa Siikonen

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This paper examines dynamics of escalator energy consumption in different passenger volumes with a simulation model of an existing escalator pair installation. The model segregates the energy consumption into components by operation mode and carried passenger mass. The simulation results emphasize the energy consumption of an intermittent escalator to depend highly on the passenger traffic volume. Changes in volume affect the share of energy consumption components and achievable savings by energy efficient features. In low traffic, equipped energy saving features drastically reduce energy consumption. Findings of this paper are applicable as supportive material in the selection process of escalators to assure cost-efficient and high-energy performance escalator systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering, EEEIC 2016
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509023196
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering - Florence, Italy
Duration: 7 Jun 201610 Jun 2016
Conference number: 16


ConferenceInternational Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering
Abbreviated titleEEEIC


  • energy consumption
  • energy efficiency
  • escalators
  • modelling

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