Perspectives: Energy Saver

Reduce and Recycle Hazardous Materials

Optimize waste to save energy and disposal costs and cut process inefficiencies

By Ven V. Venkatesan, Energy Columnist

Nearly every plant produces waste that must be disposed without affecting other facilities and the environment. Removing and disposing of these materials can be costly. Excessive waste also is a symptom of process inefficiencies.

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Take the right first step to manage your energy costs

Conducting an energy assessment provides a business plan for improvements and is the first step to managing energy costs, according to Chemical Processing's energy columnist Christopher Russell.

12/18/2006

Use a multifaceted approach to manage your energy costs

One or two tools alone won’t allow you to maximize results, but this list of six common tools will help, according the Christopher Russell in this month's Energy Saver column.

02/12/2007

Use a portfolio approach to energy management

A business plan for industrial energy management is remarkably similar to financial planning, says Christopher Russell in his Energy Saver column.

03/01/2007

Energy management boosts competitiveness

Energy Saver columnist Christopher Russell advises that you consider all the motives and rewards for managing plant-wide energy consumption.

03/28/2007

Defeat barriers to energy cost control

Use communications and incentives to overcome “The Competitor Within", advises Christopher Russell in this month's Energy Saver column.

04/24/2007

Build your portfolio

Is energy efficiency an engineering project or a management process? Contributing Editor Christopher Russell answers that question in this month's Energy Saver column.

05/16/2007

Face energy challenges like a frontiersman

Be both a hunter and a farmer of energy management, advises Contributing Editor Christopher Russell, in this month's Energy Saver column.

07/24/2007

Survey results reveal cost reduction strategies

Learn what large companies do to manage their energy costs in this month's Energy Saver column by Contributing Editor Christopher Russell.

08/20/2007

Tackle organizational obstacles

For energy cost control, aptitude plus operational style equals results, advises Contributing Editor Christopher Russell, in this month's Energy Saver column.

08/28/2007

Say farewell to the old energy paradigm

Controlling costs in today’s market requires a different approach, says Christopher Russell, contributing editor, in this month's Energy Saver column.

10/01/2007

Put energy into people issues

It’s time for a little industrial energy waste amnesty, says Christopher Russell, contributing editor, in this month's Energy Saver column.

10/30/2007

Resolve to trim that excess air

Five excess air heater good practices can lead the way to peak performance.

02/05/2008

It’s time for a design check

Pay closer attention to energy efficiency and impose standards.

02/13/2008

Are you getting the most from your exchange?

Use a pinch study to gain better understanding of your heating and cooling sources.

03/13/2008

Energy Saver: Avoid fouled exchangers

Fixing common efficiency problems will improve heat recovery

05/23/2008

Some training courses are worth the price

Learn to use energy tools to make your plant more efficient

06/02/2008

Energy Saver: Thinking small yields big payback

Take advantage of power cost and receive cheap heat for your process

06/17/2008

Innovative Fixes for Saving Energy in Plants

Some uncommon practices can help reduce plant costs

08/07/2008

Group Blazes the Trail to Achieving Energy Efficiency

Texas pilot study may lead to plant certification program

10/10/2008

Make Your Energy Savings Permanent

Here are five ways to create sustainable energy programs.

10/14/2008