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    • Advances in Energy Reduction in Methanol Plant Design 

      Huggins, P. J.; Griffiths, G. W. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      Prior to the Middle East war, 'state of the art' low pressure methanol plants operated with an energy consumption of about 34 million BTU plus 55 kWh per ton of methanol product. Today's plants consume less than 27 million ...
    • Alternative Heat Recovery Options for Single-Stage Spray Dryers 

      Wagner, J. R. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      Many powdered products are dried to their final moisture content by use of spray dryers. A basic spray dryer mixes an aqueous feedstock with heated air, vaporizing the water in the feedstock and producing the final dried ...
    • Application of Multiple-Speed and Special Motors for Energy Savings 

      Pastor, E.; Kuznetsov, S. B. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      For the past several years substantial use has been made of a class of motors developed for application in driving loads which operate at multiple speed points to gain efficiency. While adjustable frequency power supplies ...
    • Application of Real Options Analysis in the Valuation of Investment in Biodiesel Production 

      Yeboah, F. E.; Shahbazi, A.; Yeboah, O.A.; Singh, H.; Holcomb, F. H. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2011)
      There are basically two main methods used in the valuation of capital investments; the discounted cash flow (DCF) techniques, and the option pricing valuation (OPV) method. The DCF techniques and other net present value ...
    • Can Your Energy System Pass the Pressure Test? 

      Shirley, J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      A good energy accounting system can be a very helpful management tool, offering flexibility to respond quickly to those factors that impact energy usage. It also has the potential of providing an early warning about problems ...
    • Carbon Dioxide: Threat or Opportunity? 

      McKinney, A. R. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      Over the past century, fossil fuel consumption has added carbon dioxide to the atmosphere at rapidly increasing rates. The prospect of further acceleration of this rate by turning from petroleum to coal has alarmed ...
    • The Caterpillar Coal Gasification Facility 

      Welsh, J.; Coffeen, W. G., III (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1983)
      This paper is a review of one of America's premier coal gasification installations. The caterpillar coal gasification facility located in York, Pennsylvania is an award winning facility. The plant was recognized as the ...
    • COGEN3: A Computer System for Design, Costing and Economic Optimization of Cogeneration Projects 

      Manuel, E. H., Jr. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      COGEN3 is computer software that combines the capabilities for: conceptual engineering design, costing, economic optimization, and financial evaluation of cogeneration projects. COGEN3 considers the problems of equipment ...
    • Cogeneration - A Utility Perspective 

      Williams, M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1983)
      Cogeneration has become an extremely popular subject when discussing conservation and energy saving techniques. One of the key factors which effect conservation is the utility viewpoint on PURPA and cogeneration rule making. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Cogeneration Economics 

      Mongon, A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      Cogeneration of heat power is today receiving more attention by energy economists and policy makers - The enormous escalation of energy prices over the last decade has made energy efficiency an important economic factor ...
    • Cogeneration Economics and Financial Analysis 

      Kusik, C. L.; Golden, W. J.; Fox, L. K. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1983)
      Cogeneration has received much attention as a way to improve the efficiency of energy generation and conversion. This interest has been stimulated by higher energy costs for fuel and electricity as well as economic incentives ...
    • Cogeneration Project Analysis Update 

      Robinson, A. M.; Garcia, L. N. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1987-09)
      Not long ago, to evaluate the feasibility of a cogeneration project, a simple economic analysis, that considered capital required, operations and maintenance savings, was sufficient. However, under present economic ...
    • Coke Gasification - A Solution to Excess Coke Capacity and High Energy Costs 

      Patel, S. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      United States crude slate is becoming heavier and generally higher in sulfur. At the same time demand of distillate products is increasing. Refiners are reworking their plans to include resid conversion via coking and ...
    • Condensing Heat Exchangers Optimize Steam Boilers 

      Sullivan, B.; Sullivan, P. A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1983)
      The development of fluorocarbon resin covered tubes has advanced to the point where full scale marketing in connection with condensing heat exchangers has begun. Field installations show simple paybacks of one to one and ...
    • Cost-Energy Dynamics: An Engineering - Economic Basis for Industrial Energy Conservation Policies 

      Phung, D. L.; van Gool, W. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1980)
      This paper develops a theory called cost-energy dynamics that can be used to shape policies for industrial energy conservation. It is built on two hypotheses commonly observed in process engineering; namely, cost varies ...
    • Demonstration of Heat Recovery in the Meat Industry 

      Molczan, T. J.; Scriven, A. P.; Magro, J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      Canada Packers Inc. has successfully demonstrated condensing flue gas heat recovery and rendering vapour heat recovery under the Federal/Provincial Conservation and Renewable Energy Demonstration Agreement. The condensing ...
    • The Department of Energy Program for Development of Industrial Heat Recovery Equipment 

      Eustis, J. N. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      The Department of Energy (DOE) in their Industrial Programs Office in Conservation and Solar Applications is involved in development and commercialization of a number of energy conserving techniques. These include high and ...
    • Design for, and Evaluation of Life Cycle Performance 

      Ahner, D. J.; Hall, E. W. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1986-06)
      Project evaluation necessarily requires performance estimates over the project life cycle. In contrast to new and clean conditions, extended life performance inherently introduces additional complexity and variability in ...
    • Designing a 'Near Optimum' Cooling-Water System 

      Crozier, R. A., Jr. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1981)
      Cooling water is expensive to circulate. Reducing its flow - i.e., hiking exchanger outlet temperatures - can cut tower, pump and piping investment as much as one-third and operating cost almost in half. Heat-exchanger-network ...