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Title: Process energy management

In many facilities, energy management is simply a matter of managing the energy required for lighting and space conditioning. In many others, however, energy management is much more complex and involves large motors and controls, industrial insulation, complex combustion monitoring, unique steam distribution problems, significant amounts of waste heat, etc. Typical facilities offering large energy management opportunities include industrial facilities, large office and commercial operations, government institutions such as schools, hospitals and prisons. Such facilities generally have specialized industrial, commercial or institutional processes that incorporate many of the concepts covered in other chapters. These processes require thorough analytical evaluations to determine the appropriate energy-saving measures. This chapter provides some examples. In this chapter the authors present a suggested procedure for process energy improvement. Then, motors and controls are discussed since they form an integral part of most processes. Next, some sample case studies of process energy management opportunities are provided. Finally, the authors outline some common process activities where better energy management can be practiced. Air compressors are also discussed.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
56985
Resource Type:
Book
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1994; Related Information: Is Part Of Guide to energy management; Kennedy, W.J.; Turner, W.C.; Capehart, B.L.; PB: 481 p.
Publisher:
Fairmont Press, Inc., Liburn, GA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; MOTORS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; KILNS; COMPRESSORS; ENERGY MANAGEMENT; PROCESSING; PROCESS CONTROL