Easy Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency


Managing the energy consumption of a process does not need to be complicated. This article presents some examples of less-complicated strategies.

The chemical process industries (CPI) have made great strides toward energy efficiency. New, high-yield catalysts, equipment advances, improvements to process design procedures, process control and real-time optimization, energy-focused maintenance programs, and changes in corporate policies have contributed to this progress. In addition to these sophisticated strategies, simple, often-overlooked changes and activities can yield dramatic gains in energy efficiency.

Author Bios: 

Alan Rossiter

Alan Rossiter is President of Rossiter & Associates, an industrial process improvement consulting company working primarily in the field of energy efficiency. In addition to consulting projects for companies such as ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and Sasol, Alan provides training courses in pinch analysis and energy management. He also runs courses in communication skills, engineering ethics and professional excellence, and was the 2010 Chair of the South Texas Section of the AIChE.

Dr. Rossiter was born and raised in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), and received his B.A., M.Eng. and Ph.D...Read more

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