Voices: Energy Saver


The Road to Net-Zero: Is Electrification the Answer?

Explore the benefits and challenges of electrifying chemical plants to reduce Scope 1 carbon emissions and enhance energy efficiency.
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Energy Saver: The Plant Walkthrough Energy Audit

Regular walkthrough audits in industrial plants identify low-cost or no-cost energy efficiency opportunities through equipment inspection and operational observation.
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7 Steps to Water-Positive Operations

Discover how chemical facilities and oil refineries can implement seven effective strategies to sustainably minimize water intake while maintaining operational efficiency.
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Effectively Use Abatement Curves to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A mitigation cost curve chart can help illustrate the cost-effectiveness of different emission reduction strategies. A list of 14 projects to combat greenhouse gas emissions can...
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Energy Saver: Tips for Effective Steam Trap Maintenance

Prioritizing the design, use and maintenance of steam traps can reduce energy costs while optimizing operations and overall efficiency.
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Powering the Future: The Rise of Green, Pink and Blue Hydrogen and 7 U.S. Clean Hydrogen Hubs

Recognizing the immense potential of hydrogen, the U.S. government has earmarked $7 billion, actively subsidizing the development of hydrogen hubs across the country.
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U.S. Demand for Renewable Fuel Plants Grows

Renewable fuels have emerged as a potential solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change.
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Energy Saver: Benchmark Energy Efficiency Using R-Curve Method

By understanding this curve, engineers can benchmark, design and operate chemical plants more efficiently, maximizing heat transfer while considering factors such as energy consumption...

Oxyfuel Combustion Ignites a Pathway to Zero Emissions

Oxyfuel combustion technology offers a significant advantage by saving money and reducing emissions compared to carbon capture utilization and storage.
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Energy Saver: Improve Furnace Efficiency

More efficient operation of fired heaters means less use of natural gas and reduced emissions. Here are some tips for improving the efficiency of these furnaces.
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Develop Your Decarbonization Roadmap

To achieve net zero, first develop a roadmap that implements Scope 1 and 2 emission reduction projects, such as energy efficiency improvements, carbon capture and storage or utilization...
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Energy Saver: Get More Efficiency Via Pinch Analysis

This basic primer covers the history of the pinch analysis methodology and how it’s used to determine energy-saving opportunities for a process unit.
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The First Step Toward Decarbonization

When considering Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 projects, avoid investing in technologies that still burn fossil fuels, even if they improve energy efficiency.
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Earn Quick Wins with Steam System Efficiency

This month’s column features Steam Systems where we discuss how operational improvements in your chemical plant can boost energy savings and immediately strengthen your bottom...
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Consider the Price Equivalent Efficiency of Power Imports

The concept of price equivalent efficiency is a simple but useful tool to help you reduce the cost of energy imports while optimizing the efficiency of shaft-power production....
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Energy Saver: Take Advantage of the Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act offers tax credits to incentivize investment in clean energy to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% from 2005 baseline levels by 2030.
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How Much Energy Can You Save?

Nov. 18, 2022
Pinch analysis and benchmarking offer reliable methods for determining energy savings.
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Quantify Your Energy Efficiency Program

Oct. 27, 2022
Assess the value of any energy savings using a site’s energy profile, a combination of data and engineering judgment.
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Energy & The Environment: Address The Elephant In The Room

Oct. 4, 2022
The challenge in the process industries today is to maintain the viability of our enterprise, and the societal benefits it provides, while also addressing the clear and present...

Is Hydrogen The Wonder Fuel?

Aug. 17, 2022
The drive for decarbonization has created new interest in hydrogen

Beware Of Energy Efficiency Lifecycles

July 19, 2022
Sustained energy efficiency programs help prevent loss of cost-saving methods

Energy Saver Projects: Yes, It Does Matter

June 21, 2022
Incorrect installations can hinder recouping any energy savings

Energy Saver: Get To The Root Of Energy Inefficiencies

May 17, 2022
Reducing energy consumption sometimes requires a deeper look

Energy Saver: Better Calculate The Cost Of Steam

April 19, 2022
Consider several factors when reckoning heat, power and steam costs

Energy Saver: Could Chemical Plants Go Nuclear?

March 21, 2022
Nuclear power has long been recognized as a potential source of low carbon energy