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    • An Advanced Oxygen Trim Control System 

      Miller, J. G. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1985-05)
      Boiler trim control, when it has been used at all, has been accomplished by the use of oxygen sensors. However, the oxygen sensor has limitation because it provides a fixed point on the sensible heat loss curve. A better ...
    • Applications of Commercial Heat Pump Water Heaters in Hot, Humid Climates 

      Johnson, K. F.; Shedd, A. C. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1992-05)
      Heat pump water heaters can provide high-efficiency water heating and supplemental space cooling and dehumidification in commercial buildings throughout the United States. They are particularly attractive in hot, humid ...
    • Cogeneration Can Add To Your Profits 

      Gerlaugh, H. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1983)
      The predicted rapid escalation of gas and electric costs, particularly in those utility systems predominantly fired by gas, make it important for both industry and utilities to evaluate the role of cogeneration in their ...
    • Conservation Theory Process Control Using Variable Frequency Drives 

      Myers, N. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1980)
      The purpose of this paper is to outline some of the economic considerations of variable frequency control and to point out possible applications in order to create greater awareness of the options available to the engineer ...
    • Design and Operation of Fluid Beds for Heating, Cooling and Quenching Operations 

      Kemp, W. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1981)
      A commercial foundry has been established which makes extensive use of fluid beds in the production of heat treated alloy steel castings. The castings are cooled immediately after solidification by fluidizing the mold sand ...
    • The Economics of Back-Pressure Steam Turbines 

      Wagner, J. R.; Choroszylow, E. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      Recently, back-pressure steam turbines have become the focal point in many cogeneration applications. This is a result of the savings in operating costs associated with the generation of electrical or mechanical power ...
    • Energy Recovery for Medium- and High-Temperature Industrial Furnaces 

      Krumm, E. D. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1981)
      The application of metallic heat exchangers on medium- and high-temperature industrial furnaces is examined. A thorough technical understanding of all furnace operating conditions and the duties imposed upon heat exchangers ...
    • The Future of Passive Solar in Industry 

      Wulfinghoff, D. R. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1985-05)
      Passive solar is a family of techniques for the direct use of sunlight for illumination and heating. Industrial facilities have characteristics which particularly favor the use of these techniques. This paper examines ...
    • Gas Separation Using Membranes 

      Koros, W. J.; Paul, D. R. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      Commercial membrane-based gas separator systems based upon high-flux, asymmetric polysulfone hollow fibers were first introduced in 1977 by Monsanto. These systems were packaged in compact modules containing large amounts ...
    • Heat Pumps - Theory and Applications 

      Altin, M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      In this paper the thermodynamic viability of heat pumps is evaluated by potential work flux (exergy) analysis. A short description of the exergy (work potential) and other concepts such as 'lost work' needed for exergy ...
    • Highly Stable Metal-Organic Frameworks and Their Applications 

      Feng, Dawei (2015-08-12)
      Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a class of newly emerged porous materials. As inorganic-organic hybrid materials, MOFs exhibit many features such as crystalline structures, high surface areas, large porosities, and ...
    • The Homopolar Generator as a Pulsed Industrial Power Supply 

      Weldon, J. M.; Weldon, W. F. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Technological breakthroughs in recent years have allowed the homopolar generator to be developed to a point where it can now be considered a highly reliable industrial pulsed power supply. These power supplies are capable ...
    • Improved Heat Transfer and Performance of High Intensity Combustion Systems for Reformer Furnace Applications 

      Williams, F. D. M.; Kondratas, H. M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1983)
      Developments over the past fifteen years have evolved new short flame, high intensity (1,000,000 BTU/HR/ft3 ) combustion systems for industrial uses. Such systems produce a more uniform and higher heat flux than conventional ...
    • Industrial Low Temperature Waste Heat Utilization 

      Altin, M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1981)
      In this paper, some common and emerging techniques to better utilize energy in the chemical process industries are discussed. Temperature levels of waste heat available are pointed out. Emerging practices for further ...
    • Microcomputers in Process Control 

      Vinson, D. R.; Chatterjee, N. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1986-06)
      Computers have been extensively used for process control and optimization since the 1970's. Many articles have been published documenting the benefits of computer control; and in general, energy savings of 5% or greater ...
    • Portable Liquid Flow Metering for Energy Conservation Programs 

      Miles, F. J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      Flow metering is absolutely required for evaluation of energy usage. In fact, determining usages and heat balances without metering are simply educated guesses. Recent technological innovations in flow metering have produced ...
    • Practical Application of Second Law Efficiency Analysis 

      Gaggioli, R. A.; Wepfer, W. J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1983)
      Slowly but surely the direct application of the Second Law of Thermodynamics is being recognized, for its practical usefulness in engineering. This paper will describe the methods, and show the results of applications to ...
    • Pressure Swing Adsorption: An Energy Conservation Success Story 

      Kennedy, P. E.; Hill, J. D. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1985-05)
      Pressure swing adsorption is being successfully used as an efficient separation process in refining, chemical, petrochemical and gas processing industries. This separation process provides a simple and economical ...
    • Refinery Energy Profiling Procedure 

      Maier, R. W. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1981)
      This paper discusses a four-step procedure developed with support from the U.S. Department of Energy for preparing energy profiles for a refinery, for a single unit, or for an individual piece of equipment. The four steps ...
    • Self Contained Temperature Actuated Control Valves 

      Pirkle, F. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      There is a virtually unlimited potential for energy conservation by utilizing self contained temperature actuated valves. As steam costs soar it becomes more and more important to conserve feed stock dollars as well as the ...