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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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