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Title: Install Removable Insulation on Valves and Fittings

Abstract

This revised ITP tip sheet on installing removable insulation on valves and fittings provides how-to advice for improving the system using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
875601
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102006-2262
TRN: US200605%%379
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) Steam Tip Sheet # 17 (Fact Sheet)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 42 ENGINEERING; VALVES; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; INDUSTRY; U.S DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY; DOE; INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM ITP; ITP BESTPRACTICES; ITP STEAM BESTPRACTICES; INDUSTRIAL STEAM SYSTEMS; INDUSTRIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY; STEAM SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS; MONEY AND ENERGY SAVING TIPS; NATURAL GAS SAVING TIPS; STEAM INSULATION; Industry

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Not Available. Install Removable Insulation on Valves and Fittings. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/875601.
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author = {Not Available},
abstractNote = {This revised ITP tip sheet on installing removable insulation on valves and fittings provides how-to advice for improving the system using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.},
doi = {10.2172/875601},
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year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006}
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