Process Engineering White Papers

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  • 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: Effectively Manage Energy

    Higher energy efficiency ranks as a top priority in many chemical makers’ efforts to enhance sustainability and competitiveness. Are you challenged by energy efficiencies? Are you perplexed by planning the scope of your audit and investigation? Do you want to better understand how to develop an implementation plan to act on your findings?

    This Chemical Processing eHandbook takes a look at how chemicals manufacturers are meeting the energy efficiency challenge head on. Download this Chemical Processing eHandbook for insights and strategies including:

    • Plants Strike Down Energy Efficiencies: Large chemical manufacturers achieve improvements on many fronts
    • Break Energy Audits into Phases, Part I: A four-phase approach that cyclically repeats can yield improved energy savings
    • Break Energy Audits into Phases, Part II: After approval of projects, implementation can begin
    • More!

    Download your copy of this Chemical Processing Energy eHandbook now.

    11/18/2015
  • Steam eHandbook: Take the Heat Off Your Steam System

    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.

    06/29/2015
  • Passive techniques for reducing input current harmonics

    Harmonics can have a detrimental effect on power generators and other sensitive electrical equipment for the user and utility alike. The number of adjustable speed drives (ASDs) has increased significantly in the past decade. Their contribution to the total electrical load of a power system is significant and cannot be neglected. This white paper discusses various passive techniques for reducing input current harmonics.

    Yaskawa Electric America, Inc.
    06/18/2007
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