Industrial Utility Efficiency    

The System Assessment

Food

This article contains pieces from an audit report developed for a fish processing plant located in

Beverage

Since 2002, Energy Trust of Oregon have saved and generated 728 average megawatts of electricity

HVAC

Heat recovery opportunities have resulted in the largest amount of savings of our common projects

Welding

Long known as water hogs, resistance welders are widely used in factories that manufacture products

Metalworking

Industrial plants are major consumers of water. Water is used in many processes. Sustainability

Medical

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey Pa., is all about energy and resource

Manufacturing

Chiller & Cooling Best Practices interviewed Gregory Rhames, Asset Reliability Manager/Energy

Plastics and Rubber

The NPE 2018 International Plastics Showcase was held at the Orange County Convention Center in

Oil & Gas

Chiller & Cooling Best Practices Magazine interviewed Paul Heston (General Manager) and Tom
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey Pa., is all about energy and resource efficiencies, which is why it adopted a new approach to managing its chilled water operation. The approach, which revolves around a software and analytics platform used to optimize three chiller plants in addition to various equipment upgrades, has allowed it to save 4.16 GWh/yr in electrical energy consumption – and shave $300,000 off of its annual electrical costs. With an incentive from the local utility of $415,799, the multi-phased initiative achieved a payback of 4.3 years. 
Given that HVAC systems typically account for 44% of commercial buildings’ energy consumption1, HVAC optimization should be a priority efficiency upgrade after lighting improvements and other low-hanging fruit. Full-scale HVAC optimization typically reduces energy usage and costs by 20 to 40%, improves system reliability by operating equipment more efficiently and at optimal temperatures, ensures consistently healthy air quality and building comfort, and reduces a building’s carbon footprint.
Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) is Chicago's second-largest hospital with multi-story buildings that dominate the city's medical district. But that prestigious location posed problems when RUMC's 11-story Professional Building 2 needed to replace two aging centrifugal chillers. It appeared the only alternative was to move a crane down a crowded street to lower new chillers through the roof. But some simple surgery made it possible for Smardt split-shell chillers with Danfoss Turbocor® compressors to simply take an elevator up to the penthouse mechanical room, a solution that cut installation costs while boosting energy savings.