CEP: November 2018 Energy efficiency plays a key role in helping manufacturers produce product at a designated quality, safely, for the least amount of money. Learn how to conduct an energy analysis at your plant and the resources available through the U.S. Dept. of Energy to help achieve your energy efficiency goals. Other topics in this issue include turndown in moving-valve trays and job hazard analysis. Editorial Clean Water: What is it Worth? I’m no stranger to funky water. I grew up on well water in rural Maryland — where a sulfurous, rotten-egg smell would greet me every morning at the bathroom sink while I brushed my teeth. But the importance of water quality was something I had never really considered until recently... Read more Share Win the Race to an Energy-Efficient Future November2018Special SectionElizabeth PavoneShopping for an appliance, for instance, a microwave, is a familiar task. How you shop for that microwave, however, is distinctly different in 2018 than it was in, say, 1998. In 1998, you would have visited your local appliance retailer and purchased the model that fit your needs and budget. Perhaps you would have visited a few other locations to compare prices and features. In 2018, your first stop is probably your internet browser, where you toggle between practically innumerable tabs in your pursuit of the best deal. Why pay more for the same thing? You want the lowest possible price, using the least effort, to get the best microwave. Your goal is efficiency — doing more with less. The same is true of an industrial process. Better Plants: Working with Manufacturers to Save Energy November2018Special SectionRobert LungThe U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Better Plants program provides technical assistance, training, software, and tools to help manufactures improve their energy performance. A Ten-Step Process for Energy Analysis November2018Special SectionMichael L. Stowe, P.E.Understand the energy used to transform raw material into finished product to enhance energy efficiency. Special Section: Energy-Efficient Manufacturing (Complete 12-Page Section) November2018Special SectionWin the Race to an Energy-Efficient Future; Better Plants: Working with Manufacturers to Save Energy; A Ten-Step Process for Energy Analysis Can We Count on Good Turndown in Two-Pass Moving-Valve Trays? November2018Reactions and SeparationsMatthew R. Olsson, Henry Z. KisterAt turndown, the efficiency of two-pass moving-valve trays may be lower than expected due to maldistribution of the vapor within the trays. This article explores this maldistribution and describes ways to alleviate it. Essentials of Job Hazard Analysis November2018Back To BasicsFatima Ibrahim, Jeremy Lebowitz, P.E.Job hazard analyses require employees and employers to think critically about the dangers of a work environment and prepare operators for the unexpected. Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine? It’s easy to request permission to reuse content. Simply click here to connect instantly to licensing services, where you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse the desired content and complete the transaction.