Steam eHandbook: Take the Heat Off Your Steam System

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Overview:

According to a U.S. Department of Energy survey, steam accounts for one-third of all the energy used in process plants. Monitoring and optimizing the cost of your steam system can yield big rewards. Ignoring inefficient operation easily could drain profits.

Operating and maintaining a reliable steam system is vital to chemical processing plants and can have significant cost impact on a plant's annual budget. Typical profit drainers in operating and maintaining a steam system include excessive fuel cost, inefficient steam generation, less-than-optimal steam utlilization and poor condensate recovery. This Chemical Processing Steam eHandbook presents strategies for reducing cost associated with using and generating steam, a 4 step approach for improving efficiency and insight on heat exchanger selection criteria. Specifically:

  • Control Steam System Energy Costs - Steam system losses can silently drain profits
  • Optimize Your Steam System - A simple four-step approach can improve steam efficiency
  • Head Off Exchanger Errors - Selecting the most-appropriate heads for a shell-and-tube unit is crucial

Learn how to generate savings through steam use and generation. Download your copy of this Chemical Processing Steam eHandbook now.