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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Reduction of Hydrocarbon Losses to Flare Systems 

      Page, J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      In the past, refineries and petrochemical plants have emphasized the need to prevent and minimize major hydrocarbon releases to the flare. Although these are given a great deal of attention, the normal daily hydrocarbon ...
    • Selecting Fractionators for Product Composition Control 

      Griffin, D. E.; Anderson, J. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      The benefits resulting from computer control of fractionators have been proven in many installations. These benefits include energy savings, increased throughput, higher recovery product upgrade and smoother operation. As ...
    • Conserving Energy by Recovering Heat from Hot Waste Gases 

      Magnuson, E. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Intent of this paper is to show how recovery of heat in hot waste gases reduces nation's energy requirements, reduces dependence on foreign fuels, results in quick payoffs on recovery equipment investments, helps maintain ...
    • Industrial Energy Auditing - A Short Course for Engineers 

      Witte, L. C. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      This paper describes an intensive five day short course, directed toward engineers currently working in industry, which provides the participants with the rudiments of industrial energy auditing. Experience has shown that ...
    • BTU Accounting for Industry 

      Redd, R. O. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Today, as never before, American industry needs to identify and control their most critical resources. One of these is energy. In 1973 and again in 1976, the American public and business was confronted with critical energy ...
    • Energy Conservation Potential in Natural Gas Fueled Reciprocating Engines - A Preliminary Market Evaluation 

      Johnson, D. M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      A study was undertaken of the usage rates of both fuel and lubricants in reciprocating engines fueled with natural gas. The study was conducted to determine the potential for energy conservation, if use is made of more ...
    • A Guide to Insulation Selection for Industrial Applications 

      Harrison, M. R. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      In the wake of rapidly rising energy costs, insulation systems are receiving much attention from design engineers and owners in the industrial market. This paper discusses the significant properties of the primary industrial ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Effective Energy Management Through Better Operator Training 

      Shah, G. C. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      A majority of the energy conservation programs in the chemical process industry aims at gaining cooperation and motivation from the operators or technicians. These programs are useful but they seem to lack an important ...
    • 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 ...