Green Cleaning Economics Calculator

Farm name
Date
Enter your dairy particulars
Number of clusters? Clusters
What is the total volume of the hot water service(s) used to wash the milking machine? Litres
Is pre-heated water used to feed the HWS? Yes, No
What is the total volume of heated water that can be supplied to the HWS? Litres
What is the average temp of cold water entering the HWS? oC
What temperature is the hot water service thermostat set to? oC
Which State does your electricity come from?
Electricity cost for off-peak electricity cents/kWh
Electricity cost for peak electricity cents/kWh
Washes per day  
Days milking per year
Enter your daily wash routine
AM wash Quantity   Temperature
1st rinse cycle Litres Cold, Warm
Wash cycle Litres Cold, Warm, Hot
Final rinse cycle Litres Cold, Warm, Hot
Additional cycle (if req.) Litres Cold, Warm, Hot
Total AM   Litres  
PM wash Quantity   Temperature
1st rinse cycle Litres Cold, Warm
Wash cycle Litres Cold, Warm, Hot
Final rinse cycle Litres Cold, Warm, Hot
Additional cycle (if req.) Litres Cold, Warm, Hot
Total PM   Litres  
3rd Wash (if required) Quantity   Temperature
1st rinse cycle Litres Cold, Warm
Wash cycle Litres Cold, Warm, Hot
Final rinse cycle Litres Cold, Warm, Hot
Additional cycle (if req.) Litres Cold, Warm, Hot
Total PM   Litres  
Statistics on your dairy
Cold water used        
1st rinse cycle Litres    
Wash & final rinse cycles Litres    
Total cold water Litres    
Hot water used        
1st rinse cycle Litres    
Wash cycle Litres    
Final rinse cycle Litres    
Total hot water Litres    
         
Total water use for the day Litres    
Energy used to heat litres hot water/day kWh/day
This creates kg CO2-e /day /day
Installing a Green Cleaning™ system

Heated tanks insulated? Extremely well, Partly, Not insulated

Milking 1 Type of cycle Storage volume(L) Temp before (°C) Temp after (°C) Is this cycle reused? Heating Method When heated
1st cycle Yes,No
2nd cycle Yes,No
3rd cycle YesNo
4th cycle Yes,No
Milking 2 Type of cycle Storage volume(L) Temp before use(°C) Temp after (°C) Is this cycle reused? Heating Method When heated
1st cycle Yes,No
2nd cycle Yes,No
3rd cycle Yes,No
4th cycle Yes,No
               
If required adjust the details in the yellow sections
Estimated Savings of a Green Cleaning™ system
Potential water recycling   litres/day        
    litres/year        
Reduction in water use   %        
               
Potential electricity savings   Per day     Per year    
Energy used   kWh   kWh  
Energy savings   kWh   kWh  
Reduction in electricity use %        
Est. savings in Greenhouse gases   kg CO2-e /year        
               
Potential electricity cost savings   Per day     Per year    
Electricity cost $   $    
Electricity savings $   $    
Reduction in electricity cost   %        
Financial analysis of a Green Cleaning™ system
What is the annual cost of chemicals? $
Estimated savings in chemical costs from the Green Cleaning System? %
By how much do you estimate electricity prices will rise over the next few years? (over & above the CPI) %
Financial comparisons   Conventional
auto wash
Green Cleaning™
  Automated cleaning
system using
hot water &
no recycling
Recycle water &
re-use chemical
solutions, low temp
Cost of Capital Investment   $   $
Useful life (years)   10   10
Net Present Value discount rate   %   %
Operating costs in today's dollars (over 10 years)        
Est. heating costs $ $
Est. chemical costs $ $
Est. water related costs $ $
Total cost of ownership* $ $
Cost Difference over 10 years     $
* excludes depreciation & financing costs

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer:
The information contained in this publication is generic in nature and has not been provided at the request of any particular person. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure it accuracy, the figures used to estimate the future 'total costs of ownership' are based on figures provided by third parties as well as predictions about the future costs of power, water and chemical inputs (which are uncertain).

The information in this publication does not take into account all of the factors that need to be considered for individual circumstances. No action should be taken as a result of this information without first consulting a financial adviser. AgVet Projects accepts no responsibility for any damages or loss, whatsoever caused or suffered by any individual or corporation taking action as a result of the information provided.

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