Simple Opportunities for Improving Energy Efficiency
- Type: Conference Presentation
- Conference Type:
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
- Presentation Date:
April 4, 2012
- Skill Level:
Energy efficiency has become an important theme in the process industries, and many companies have implemented sophisticated strategies to improve both the design and the operation of their plants. However, many efficiency improvements are possible simply by doing basic things right. This article presents a number of examples that show how operators and process designers often overlook simple changes that can lead to dramatic gains, and provides guidance on how to avoid some of the pitfalls.
Alan P. Rossiter, PhD, P.E., is president of Rossiter & Associates, a consulting company based in Bellaire, TX (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: associates.rossiters.org), which helps industrial companies achieve excellence in energy efficiency. He received his PhD in chemical engineering, from the University of Cambridge.
He has more than 35 years of experience in process engineering and management, including eight years in plant technical support, design and research with Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI, United Kingdom) and nine...Read more