Industrial Utility Efficiency    

The System Assessment

Food

It’s no secret the craft beer market has grown dramatically in North America.  Local

Beverage

The temperature of wine must be kept stable throughout its production and storage in order to

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

HVAC systems can consume thirty percent (30%) of the total building energy needed in library,

Manufacturing

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

Plastics and Rubber

Controlled cooling is an essential part of manufacturing polyethylene stretch film.  The

Oil & Gas

Chiller & Cooling Best Practices Magazine interviewed Paul Heston (General Manager) and Tom
Chiller & Cooling Best Practices Magazine interviewed Paul Heston (General Manager) and Tom Strock (Chief Engineer) from Hydrothrift Corporation. In a nutshell, where workers are exposed to harmful chemicals, they must have eyewash and safety shower stations to decontaminate themselves in the event of a spill or splash. A variety of industries, including petrochemical, chemical, metal fabrication and laboratories, must plan for this contingency. The ANSI Z358.1 Standard specifies the water used for these purposes must be tepid or within a site-specified range.  This means in colder climates, water must be heated, and in hotter climates water must be cooled.  
Gearboxes are used as speed reducers to slow the rotational speed from the incoming motor to the outgoing fan of a cooling tower. Companies operating high-capacity production plants, such as those in the chemical process and power industries, require cooling towers with large amounts of heat rejection capacity. Without gearbox technology, cooling tower motors would be massive to directly handle the torque required by the fan. Something so large and heavy would be too expensive and impractical.
HVAC systems can consume thirty percent (30%) of the total building energy needed in library, student union and classroom facilities.  In laboratory and research facilities, the HVAC energy consumption can be up to sixty percent (60%). When one considers the data of traditional airside Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs), simple paybacks range from low-cost, quick paybacks to capital-intensive long paybacks. The ECMs range from simple strategies, such as night setback and/or supply air reset, to full air handler replacement or variable air volume from constant volume conversion. However, few ECMs deliver more than thirty-five percent (35%) savings for the entire university campus.