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    • 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 ...
    • Condensate Removal by Drain Orifice 

      Guzick, L. L. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Originally the Drain Orifice Assembly was developed to solve serious steam trap maintenance problems in Navy ship's high pressure systems. Installation was between two ANSI B16.5 Flanges. The high pressure systems operate ...
    • Energy Conservation Through Effective Steam Trapping 

      Diamante, L.; Nagengast, C. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Fuel costs are rapidly escalating. The overall efficiency of any energy utilization must be improved immediately. Steam traps - though a hardware item which received little attention can substantially effect the overall ...
    • A Utility View of Energy Conservation 

      Grant, S. A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Energy conservation, as viewed by the utility companies, is of real concern due to the energy situation and recent national energy legislation. The conversion programs of the electric utilities, particularly those in the ...
    • HVAC Energy Recovery Design and Economic Evaluation 

      Kinnier, R. J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      ENRECO has prepared this paper on HVAC energy recovery to provide the engineer with an overview of the design engineering as well as the economic analysis considerations necessary to evaluate the potential benefits of ...
    • Fourteen Points for Energy Conservation in Lighting 

      Zekowski, G. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Today, with spiraling costs, many designers choose lighting by selecting the least expensive components. As the sole design goal, this very often adds up to an expensive lighting system in terms of installed initial cost. ...
    • Using Signature Analysis for Maintenance Planning 

      Babson, P. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Operating a plant at off-design conditions can incur many penalties, some immediate, some long range. An immediate penalty could be increased unit energy costs and possibly product quality deterioration. A long-range penalty ...
    • Instrumentation and Control of a Steam Plant Using a Microprocessor Based Controller 

      Mattes, D. A.; Day, J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Two new heating plants for the campus of the Binghamton Psychiatric Center in Binghamton, New York, are being built. The two boiler plant buildings are approximately one-third of a mile apart. Plant A houses two 500 HP ...
    • The Utilization of Air Borne Ultrasonics for Energy Conservation 

      Goodman, M. A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      The goal of energy conservation is not to reduce productive capacity in order to prudently manage expensive and finite resources. The use of ultrasonic technology in the detection of energy loss can be very cost effective ...
    • Design Considerations for Large Industrial Cogeneration Systems 

      Kovacik, J. M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Cogeneration systems have been contributing to the profitability of many industrial plants for years. However, with the renewed interest in energy and conservation as the cornerstone of the National Energy Act, it is ...
    • Economics of Energy Metering 

      Duncan, J. D. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Over the past 10 years energy costs at Union Carbide's Texas City Plant have risen tremendously. Most of this increase can be related to the rapid escalation in fuel prices. Because of the large cost increases and impact ...
    • Industrial Use of Infrared Inspections 

      Duch, A. A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Infrared is and has been an established technology in the military and aerospace fields. However, only relatively recently has this technology found a "use" in the industrial sector. Many reasons exist why the technology ...
    • The Industrial Power Plant Management System - An Engineering Approach 

      Aarnio, S. E.; Tarvainen, H. J.; Tinnis, V. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Based on energy studies in over 70 plants in the forest products industry, experience has shown that, in addition to process improvements, the most important energy conservation measures in mill power departments are: - ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Role of Thermal Energy Storage in Industrial Energy Conservation 

      Duscha, R. A.; Masica, W. J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Thermal Energy Storage for Industrial Applications is a major thrust of the Department of Energy's Thermal Energy Storage Program. Utilizing Thermal Energy Storage (TES) with process or reject heat recovery systems has ...
    • Energy Accounting for District Heating and Cooling Plants 

      Barrett, J. A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Energy accounting combines engineering science with the insights of cost accounting theory. It requires the development of routine procedures to guide the information process on its way to the final decision maker. Energy ...
    • The Use of Infrared Technology To Detect Heat Loss 

      Faulkner, K. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Infrared refers to electro magnetic energy with a wave length longer than those of visible light. Researchers developed methods to quantify, focus and form real-time images to infrared energy. This spawned the development ...
    • Total Energy Management in General Motors 

      DeKoker, N. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      This paper presents an overview of General Motors' energy management program with special emphasis on energy conservation. Included is a description of the total program organization, plant guidelines, communication and ...
    • Thermal Energy Storage/Waste Heat Recovery Applications in the Cement Industry 

      Beshore, D. G.; Jaeger, F. A.; Gartner, E. M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      The cement industry is the most energy-intensive industry in the United States in terms of energy cost as a percentage of the product according to a 1973 report by the Cost of Living Council. Martin Marietta Aerospace, ...
    • Organic Rankine Cycles for the Petro-Chemical Industry 

      Rose, R. K.; Colosimo, D. D. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Under a cooperatively funded DOE/MTI program, a packaged organic Rankine power recovery system is being developed specifically to meet the needs of the petroleum refining and chemical industries. Program objectives include ...