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.

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Alan P. Rossiter

Alan P. Rossiter, PhD, P.E., is president of Rossiter & Associates, a consulting company based in Bellaire, TX (Email: alan@rossiters.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

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