Riyaz Papar

Energy Columnist

Energy Saver: Create Cold from Heat

Nov. 14, 2016
An absorption system using waste heat often is a good fit to provide cooling

Energy Efficiency: Better Manage Excess Air

Sept. 26, 2016
Implementing an oxygen trim control system offers significant benefits

Energy Saver: Make the Most of Blowdown

Aug. 26, 2016
Recovering thermal energy from flash steam offers energy-saving opportunities

Optimize Compressed Air System Controls

July 18, 2016
Evaluate system design, load profile and plant demand to determine your control strategy.

Pump Out Energy Inefficiencies

June 8, 2016
Prioritize pumps to analyze before conducting energy assessments

Assess Heat Exchanger Performance

May 20, 2016
A proper evaluation can determine whether a shutdown is needed

Energy Saver: Understand Impact Analysis

April 12, 2016
Focusing on an implementation’s true consequences can lead to more cost-effective results

Improve Energy Efficiency of Batch Processes

March 18, 2016
Such processes often offer substantial opportunities for savings.

Mind Your Refrigeration Systems, Part II

Feb. 16, 2016
A periodic energy assessment can spur some low-cost energy saving measures

Mind Your Refrigeration Systems, Part I

Jan. 12, 2016
Understanding fluids and their properties is key to energy-efficient operations.

Listen to Your Steam Traps

Dec. 15, 2015
Checking the sounds they make and other tests can help minimize steam loss

Energy Saver: Make Your Processes Smarter

Nov. 10, 2015
Effectively monitor data to make your plant more energy efficient and reliable

Have you Visited your Cooling Towers Lately?

Oct. 26, 2015
Inefficient operation can impact energy intensity and upstream processes

Energy Saver: Understand Cogeneration, Part 2

Sept. 8, 2015
Get more power out of your gas turbine generator while saving energy using waste heat

Energy Saver: Understand Cogeneration, Part 1

Aug. 11, 2015
Consider installing duct burners to produce incremental steam.

Gain Energy Efficiency Using Free Tools

July 9, 2015
Downloadable software from the DOE can help junior engineers as well as experts.

Improve Insulation

June 9, 2015
Hot surfaces can lead to significant energy losses and pose personal injury risks

Make the Most of Adjustable Speed Drives

May 5, 2015
Understanding the system curve is crucial to avoid problems

Evaluate Energy-Related Utilities

April 14, 2015
Use a systems approach to calculate the impact cost of every utility stream.

Energy Saver: Nix Non-Condensables

March 10, 2015
Inert buildup increases head pressure leading to higher energy consumption

Properly Assess Your Boiler

Feb. 10, 2015
Conduct thorough energy assessments to meet new MACT compliance requirements.