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Title: The US compressed air challenge

Abstract

The greatest energy efficiency opportunities in industrial motors can be found in the systems, yet these opportunities are frequently overlooked because the business interactions between industrial suppliers and the customers that they serve typically focus on components rather than whole systems. Since 1993, the US Department of Energy's Motor Challenge Program has developed an array of program offerings that are designed to encourage companies who use motor systems to focus on a systems approach. The collaborative approach applied to the industrial compressed air systems described in this paper, the Compressed Air Challenge, was an outgrowth of that effort. This model seeks to effect institutional and behavioral change, rather than technological change. The purpose of the collaboration is to strengthen and promote a best practices'' approach to compressed air systems to achieve greater efficiency. The goal is to replace th2048isting components focus in the customer/supplier relationship with one that emphasizes a system services approach.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
5290283
Report Number(s):
LBNL-43881
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2nd International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems, London (United Kingdom), 20 Sep 1999 - 22 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; GAS COMPRESSORS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; PNEUMATIC MOTORS; MARKET; INDUSTRY; COMPRESSORS; EFFICIENCY; MOTORS; 320303* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Industrial & Agricultural Processes- Equipment & Processes; 291000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Conservation

Citation Formats

McKane, Aimee T. The US compressed air challenge. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
McKane, Aimee T. The US compressed air challenge. United States.
McKane, Aimee T. Wed . "The US compressed air challenge". United States.
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