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Energy Management of Steam Distribution Systems Through Energy Audits and Computerized Reporting Programs
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"This presentation will highlight the economic losses associated with steam distribution systems and how to establish good energy management programs to reduce energy cost by 15 to 25 percent. Recognizing energy losses in steam systems involves: 1. Steam lost through defective valves, fittings and traps. 2. Loss through damaged or inefficient insulation. 3. Energy loss through misapplication of steam traps and improper piping practices. Energy management programs will cover steam energy auditing and computerized reporting systems that are proven methods of conserving energy and substantially reducing costs. Typical savings of a facility with 1,000 traps could exceed $300,000.00 annually. The use of computerized reporting systems can be a valuable tool in establishing good energy management practices and preventive maintenance programs. The reasons why, and the methods of how a computer aided preventive maintenance program can be established will be presented "
Rivers, N.; Mandzuk, N. (1988). Energy Management of Steam Distribution Systems Through Energy Audits and Computerized Reporting Programs. Energy Systems Laboratory. Available electronically from