Process Engineering White Papers

on 'Air'

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  • eHandbook: Take A Closer Look At Compressed Air Systems

    Compression equipment typically is highly sophisticated and complex. So, selection of the right type of compressor and appropriate sizing can be tricky.

    To help you get a closer look, Chemical Processing has put together an eHandbook. It includes insight on:

    • Choose the Right Air Compressor -- Consider centrifugal as well as screw units
    • Inflate Compressed Air Efficiency -- Check for 10 problems that often impair performance
    • Make the Right Choice -- Choosing the correct compressor technology involves several factors

    Download your copy of this Chemical Processing compressed air eHandbook now

    06/19/2019
  • Hybrid Refrigerated/Desiccant Compressed Air Dryers

    For large compressed air applications needing extremely dry air (down to -40°F), there are several types of desiccant dryers available. In many cases, the most effective and least costly to operate is a hybrid dryer system. Kaeser Compressors’ white paper, “Hybrid Refrigerated/Desiccant Compressed Air Dryers” explains how a hybrid dryer can reduce energy costs for these special applications.

    Download the white paper now.

     

    Kaeser Compressors, Inc.
    05/29/2019
  • Compressed Air System Leaks: The Cost, Common Culprits, Detection and Repair

    The US DOE estimates that 25% of compressed air is lost to leaks— resulting in unnecessarily high operating costs. In many plants the leak losses are much higher. Kaeser’s white paper, “Compressed Air System Leaks: The Cost, Common Culprits, Detection, and Repair” explains how to determine the annual cost per compressed air leak, sheds light on where most leaks occur, and describes best practices for leak detection.

    Download the whitepaper now.

    Kaeser Compressors, Inc.
    12/05/2018
  • eHandbook: Bank On Energy Efficiency Savings

    Have you looked around your site for condensate that could be put to good use? Do you know what happens when a partial pressure causes poor performance in ancillary equipment? Do you know if off-standard operations are costing you energy dollars? Unless you can confidently respond yes to all these questions, it’s in your best interest to learn more.

    To help you with the answers, Chemical Processing has put together an eHandbook. It includes insight on:

    • Energy Saver: Justify Condensate Recovery -- Consider some potential opportunities for achieving energy savings.
    • Distillation: Do You Understand Partial Pressures? -- Non-azeotropic mixtures can cause problems in ancillary equipment.
    • Energy Hog Restricts Plant Production Rates -- A seemingly minor change causes a major problem.
    • Deftly Deal with Distillation Performance -- Several issues contribute to water hammer and leakage of condensate.

    Download your copy of this Chemical Processing energy efficiency eHandbook now.

    11/27/2018
  • eHandbook: Achieve Better Energy Efficiency

    Do you know how your equipment is operating? Have you done performance testing recently? If you have a general idea, be careful; generalizations can lead you astray. You must develop models for complex interacting systems and test your assumptions — and the generalizations! Then compare your various options and the capital required to the savings achieved. Use this to make an informed decision on how to proceed.

    To help achieve better energy efficiency, Chemical Processing has put together an eHandbook. It includes insight on:

    • Take a Closer Look at Equipment Performance -- Modern instrumentation packages reduce the need for testing — but not always
    • Cast Cold Eyes on Cooling System Interactions -- Take a look at the cooling tower, refrigeration compressor and condenser
    • Don’t Generalize Complex Systems -- Deviating from standard design temperatures requires careful evaluation
    • Consider Refrigeration Condenser Pressure -- Operating at design condenser pressure could wind up wasting energy

    Download your copy of this Chemical Processing energy efficiency eHandbook now.

    11/08/2017
  • Compressed Air System Leaks: The Cost, Common Culprits, Detection and Repair

    The US DOE estimates that 25% of compressed air is lost to leaks— resulting in unnecessarily high operating costs. In many plants the leak losses are much higher. Kaeser’s whitepaper, “Compressed Air System Leaks: The Cost, Common Culprits, Detection, and Repair” explains how to determine the annual cost per compressed air leak, sheds light on where most leaks occur, and describes best practices for leak detection.

    Download now.

    Kaeser Compressors, Inc.
    07/11/2017
  • Important facts you should know about drying compressed air in hazardous environments

    Hazardous locations have or could potentially have high concentrations of flammable gases, vapors, combustible dusts, etc. A small spark can lead to a horrific explosion dangerous to equipment and workers in the area. Equipment located in hazardous areas must be specifically designed to prevent ignition and explosion.

    Read this White Paper to learn:

    • Types of hazardous areas
    • Conditions classified as hazardous
    • Hazardous substances
    • Specifications for equipment located in hazardous areas
    • Explosion proof dryers designed for compressed air systems

    Parker
    09/30/2014
  • Drying Compressed Air in Hazardous Atmospheres

    Hazardous locations have or could potentially have high concentrations of flammable gases, vapors, combustible dusts, etc. A small spark can lead to a horrific explosion dangerous to equipment and workers in the area. Equipment located in hazardous areas must be specifically designed to prevent ignition and explosion.

    Parker Hannifin
    02/24/2012
  • Reducing Water Consumption in Compressed Air Systems

    Compressed air systems are sometimes called the "4th Utility" due to their presence in almost all industrial processes and facilities. As US water consumption continues to increase, compressed air systems provide an opportunity for energy managers to reduce associated cooling water consumption and costs. In this white paper, we focus on the opportunity to reduce the water consumption of compressed air systems. Understanding the costs and the alternative types of cooling systems is an important first step. This white paper provides background on US water consumption in both the public and industrial sectors; it provides detail on industrial water consumption -- including industrial cooling water -- and its associated costs; it also details six different types of cooling systems available.

    Hitachi
    02/14/2012
  • Chemical Processing Special Report: Compressed Air

    Chemical manufacturers today are looking at all aspects of their business to conserve energy and decrease costs. Compressed air is often over looked in these efforts as many people do not fully understand compressed air equipment, their own system, or what it costs to produce compressed air power. In this Special Report, we review compressed air and provide insights on how to understand equipment and identify potential areas for savings.

    Atlas Copco
    04/07/2010
  • Clean Compressed Air

    Good air preparation should consider the energy consumption of the system and air treatment equipment.

    Norgren
    11/27/2005
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