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Ven Venkatesan is a former Energy Saver columnist for
Don’t Waste Energy with Wastewater
Jan. 21, 2015
Simple monitoring actions and adopting best practices may lead to significant savings
Sustain Energy Costs through Simple Changes
Dec. 9, 2014
Inexpensive alterations to operations may substantially cut energy costs.
5 Tips To Sustain Energy Cost Control Efforts
Nov. 19, 2014
Follow these steps to maintain results over time and identify new opportunities.
Reduce and Recycle Hazardous Materials
Oct. 21, 2014
Optimize waste to save energy and disposal costs and cut process inefficiencies
Optimize Electrical Systems, Part II
Sept. 29, 2014
Take a closer look at electric motors and plugged-in loads for potential energy savings.
Optimize Electrical Systems, Part I
Aug. 26, 2014
Many facilities can reduce costs by performing simple operations
Pump Out Energy Loss
July 28, 2014
Review the total pumping system to lower electricity bills significantly
Cool Down Your Fuel Bills
June 18, 2014
Get energy costs under control by optimizing your process heating systems
Don’t Err with Compressed Air
May 15, 2014
A variety of problems can impair performance, leading to high energy costs
Control Steam System Energy Costs, Part II
April 15, 2014
Don’t accept steam and condensate leaks as low-priority housekeeping issues.
Control Steam System Energy Costs, Part I
March 19, 2014
Steam system losses can silently drain profits.
Break Energy Audits into Phases, Part II
Feb. 19, 2014
After approval of projects, implementation can begin
Break Energy Audits into Phases
Jan. 21, 2014
A four-phase approach that cyclically repeats can yield improved energy savings.
Control Energy Costs
Jan. 1, 2014
Conduct an energy audit and repeat it periodically.
Plant-Wide Energy Assessment Boosts Savings
Nov. 18, 2013
Base-level analysis reveals potential savings of $1.5 million annually.
Optimize Boiler Loads
Oct. 16, 2013
A boiler's limited turndown ratio causes huge dollar losses.
Team Up to Save Energy
Sept. 18, 2013
Collaborating with local utilities can further reduce energy costs.
Cut Air Consumption, Part II
Aug. 14, 2013
This case study concludes with highlights of the actions taken to correct inefficiencies in a compressed air system that resulted in annual energy savings of $500,000/year at ...
Cut Air Consumption, Part I
July 15, 2013
Case study highlights common energy-efficiency problems in compressed air systems.
Energy Saver: Improve Water Quality
June 5, 2013
Reverse osmosis unit offers significant energy savings
Generate Power Using Waste Heat
May 14, 2013
Partnering could benefit process plants looking to recover low-level heat.
Make the Case for Energy Improvements, III
April 10, 2013
Waste heat can provide cooling via ammonia absorption refrigeration.
Make the Case for Energy Improvements, II
March 13, 2013
Implementing two near-term measures saves a petrochemical plant millions
Make the Case for Energy Improvements, Part I
Feb. 7, 2013
An ammonia plant saves millions annually with a few medium-term measures.
Optimize Key Energy Services
Jan. 17, 2013
Cutting energy costs is a necessity for chemical plants.
Implement Energy Efficiency Measures, Part III
Dec. 20, 2012
Continuous monitoring of energy costs offers added benefits
Implement Energy Efficiency Measures, Part II
Nov. 28, 2012
Develop a detailed, successful implementation plan using these tips.
Implement Energy Efficiency Measures, Part I
Nov. 1, 2012
Use this 5-step approach to overcome implementation challenges.
Conduct Fruitful Energy Audits
Oct. 3, 2012
Follow these steps to properly allocate and monitor energy costs.
Energy Saver: Initiate Your Energy Management Plan Right
Sept. 4, 2012
A well-initiated plan will continuously generate positive results
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