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    • Analysis of the Repair vs. Replace Decision for Small AC Motors 

      Chamberlain, P. F. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      This morning in the course of my discussion, I would like to cover how we at Westvaco were handling our motor replacement decisions, how we are handling them now and how we determined the costs and benefits of such a change. ...
    • Application of Energy Saving Concepts to LPG Recovery Plants 

      Carpenter, M. J.; Barnwell, J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      Raw LPG extraction plants, designed prior to the 73/74 steep energy rise, offer opportunities for application of energy saving concepts. Many plants designed to recover raw LPG from associated gases and built prior to ...
    • The Application of Ultrasonic Energy into Liquid Mediums to Increase Effectiveness 

      Goodman, M. A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      The use of high frequency or ultrasonic vibrations transmitted into and through a suitable medium can increase solution effectiveness. This means that in a continuous cleaning process, ultrasonic activation of the cleaning ...
    • Building Optimisation: Re-commissioning Your Building to Deliver Peak Performance 

      Qazi, T. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2010)
      Every building undergoes changes over time. As departments are created and dissolved, people are moved around, spaces are repurposed, and interior structures are adjusted. While good for business, these changes can negatively ...
    • Case History - Energy Reduction at the Abilene Texas Instruments Plant 

      Reed, J. C. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1983)
      In 1977, TI purchased a 158,000 SF, single story building which was designed and built prior to the 1973 energy crises and, hence, has no built in energy conservation. This paper addresses the principal retrofit measures ...
    • Computer Optimization of Steam Production 

      Todd, C. H. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      As fuel costs continued to rise sharply during the 1970' s, the staff at Exxon's Benicia Refinery realized there was a growing economic incentive to optimize the production of high pressure steam. A significant percentage ...
    • Cost Savings and Energy Reduction: Bi-Level Lighting Retrofits in Multifamily Buildings 

      Ackley, J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2010)
      Community Environmental Center implements Bi- Level Lighting fixtures as a component of cost-effective multifamily retrofits. These systems achieve substantial energy savings by automatically reducing lighting levels when ...
    • Determination of Baselines for Evaluation and Promotion of Energy Efficiency in Wastewater Treatment Facilities 

      Chow, S. A.; Ganji, A. R.; Fok, S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 2009-05)
      Wastewater treatment plants are one of the largest energy consumers managed by the public sector. As plants expand in the future to accommodate population growth, energy requirements will substantially increase. Thus, ...
    • Development of a Transient Heat and Mass Transfer Model of Residential Attics to Predict Energy Savings Produced by the Use of Radiant Barriers 

      Medina, M. A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1992-12)
      A transient heat and mass transfer model was developed to predict ceiling heat gain/loss through the attic space in residences and to accurately estimate savings in cooling and heating loads produced by the use of radiant ...
    • Development of the Reradiant Recuperator 

      Marnell, C. J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      This presentation covers the development of a new concept in radiation type recuperators. This new concept will increase the efficiency of standard conventional radiant recuperators and will provide increased energy savings ...
    • Direct Refrigeration from Heat Recovery Using 2-Stage Absorption Chillers 

      Hufford, P. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1983)
      Although the cost of some fossil fuels has moderated, the importance of energy conservation by heat recovery has not diminished. The application of waste heat generated steam to produce chilled water is not new. However, ...
    • Effectiveness of Shading Air-Cooled Condensers of Air-Conditioning Systems 

      ElSherbini, A.; Maheshwari, G. P. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2010)
      In air-conditioning (A/C) systems with air-cooled condensers, the condensing unit has to be kept in the open for easy access to outdoor air in order to efficiently dissipate heat. During daytime, the solar radiation falling ...
    • Efficient Energy Utilization in the Industrial Sector - Case Studies 

      Davis, S. R. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      The need for more efficient use of the world's energy resources has become one of the major concerns of technology today. Over the past 50 years, during which our population has doubled, our requirements for energy has ...
    • Electrofiltration: An Energy Efficient Alternative in Solid-Liquid Separations 

      Bollinger, J. M.; Adams, R. A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      Electrofiltration has established itself as an energy efficient unit operation in ultrafine particle dewatering. The Dorr-Oliver Electrofilter combines vacuum cake filtration with electrophoresis and electroosmosis. This ...
    • Energy and Demand Savings from Implementation Costs in Industrial Facilities 

      Razinha, J. A.; Heffington, W. M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 2000-04)
      The twenty-five most frequently suggested energy saving assessment recommendations in the Industrial Assessment Center program national database were examined using linear regression techniques to correlate between ...
    • Energy Conservation Design Features of the ARCO Metals Logan County Aluminum Process Complex 

      Speer, J. A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1983)
      ARCO Metals Company (Formerly Anaconda Aluminum Company) is proceeding as scheduled with the construction of a $400 Million aluminum processing complex in Logan County, Kentucky. When the initial construction phase is ...
    • Energy Conservation in Fertilizer Production 

      Mings, W. J.; Sonnett, W. M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      An energy efficient fertilizer production device called the Pipe Cross Reactor (PCR) was developed by the National Fertilizer Development Center (NFDC) of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The Office of Industrial ...
    • Energy Conservation Management Can Pay For Itself 

      McCall, R.; Bickle, L. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      With proper management of energy conservation programs, any structure can be energy efficient. And this energy efficiency need not require great expenditures. A 'systems approach' to energy management identifies a series ...
    • Energy Consumption and Potential for Energy Conservation in the Steel Industry 

      Hughes, M. L. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      The domestic steel industry, being energy-use intensive, requires between 4 and 5 percent of total annual domestic energy consumption. More than two-thirds of total steel industry energy, however, is derived from coal. ...
    • Energy Efficiency in Compressed Air Systems 

      Hingorani, A.; Pavlov, A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2010)
      Energy use in compressed air systems accounts for typically 10% of the total industrial electricity consumption. It also accounts for close to 99% of the CO2 footprint of an air compressor and approximately 80% of the life ...