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    • Cooling Towers, Energy Conservation Machines 

      Burger, R. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1980)
      Cooling towers, in all too many industrial plants, are often the neglected units of the process chain which are hidden bonanzas for energy conservation and dollar savings. By lowering the entire systems temperature by the ...
    • Energy Analysis of the Texas Capitol Restoration 

      Hunn, B. D.; Banks, J. A.; Reddy, S. N. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1992-05)
      This paper presents the methodology and results of a detailed energy analysis of the Texas Capitol Restoration. The purpose of this analysis was two-fold: 1) to determine the projected energy cost savings of a series of ...
    • Energy Management - Using Steam Pressure Efficiently 

      Jiandani, N. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1983)
      Saturated steam contains heat in two different forms. Sensible heat and latent heat. Due to the nature of this vapor, the relative proportion of latent heat is higher at lower pressures compared to higher pressures. When ...
    • Energy Saving Through High Frequency Electric Resistance Welding 

      Udall, H. N. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1983)
      High-Frequency electric resistance heating systems have been widely used for many years for both welding and heat treating. In the past the major reason for using High-Frequency heating processes has been because of their ...
    • Get Better Energy Performance Improvement Projects using a Multi-Disciplinary Team 

      McMullan, A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2011)
      Energy cost reduction efforts often focus on two important areas; performance of energy conversion equipment (boilers, turbines, etc.) and process heat recovery. While good projects are often found in these areas, additional ...
    • Managing an Effective Leak Sealing Program 

      Rinz, W. H. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1980)
      An on-line leak sealing program is an extremely effective method of cost savings to industrial plants. The dollars a plant saves can be direct and dramatic as in an avoided system shut-down or subtle and analytical as in ...
    • Natural Cooling Retrofit 

      Fenster, L. C.; Grantier, A. J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1981)
      Substantial numbers of existing plants and buildings are found to depend solely upon Mechanical Cooling even though Natural Cooling techniques could be employed utilizing ambient air. Most of these facilities were constructed ...
    • Oil to Coal Conversion of Power and Industrial Facilities in the Dominican Republic 

      Causilla, H.; Acosta, J. R. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      Realizing that the use of coal has the potential to offset the effects of world oil prices on the Dominican Republic's economy, the Commission Nacional de Politica Energetica (CNPE) requested Bechtel Power Corporation to ...
    • Optimizing Power Factor Correction 

      Phillips, R. K.; Burmeister, L. C. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1986-06)
      The optimal investment for power factor correcting capacitors for Kansas Power and Light Company large power contract customers is studied. Since the billing capacity is determined by dividing the real demand by the ...
    • Optimizing Steam & Condensate System: A Case Study 

      Venkatesan, V. V.; Norris, C. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2011)
      Optimization of Steam & Condensate systems in any process plant results in substantial reduction of purchased energy cost. During periods of natural gas price hikes, this would benefit the plant in controlling their fuel ...
    • Saving Energy at Ford 

      McReynolds, C. J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1986-06)
      Today's emphasis is on saving dollars -- not just Btu's. Ford spent $900 million on energy in 150 plants worldwide last year. In 1972, Ford's energy bill was $238 million. Last year's bill would have been 35% higher ...
    • Steam and Condensate Systems 

      Yates, W. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1980)
      In the late 60's and early 70's oil was plentiful and steam was relatively inexpensive. The switch to low sulphur fuel oil and the oil embargo suddenly changed the picture. The cost of steam rose from $0.50 per 1,000# to ...
    • Steam Basics: Use Available Data to Lower Steam System Cost 

      Risko, J. R. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2011)
      Industrial steam users recognize the need to reduce system cost in order to remain internationally competitive. Steam systems are a key utility that influence cost significantly, and represent a high value opportunity ...
    • Untapped Energy Savings from Cooling Towers 

      Phelps Jr., P. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2011)
      A cooling tower is often an overlooked source of easy energy savings. As long as it's running not much thought is usually given to it, but when numbers are applied to how much a degree of colder water is worth it can become ...