Energy Efficient Industrial Systems Evaluation and Implementation

Author: Lal Jayamaha
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 125958979X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Proven Solutions for Maximizing Energy Efficiency in Today’s Industrial Systems This practical guide features ten self-contained chapters that thoroughly analyze each component in large-scale industrial facilities and lay out best practices for reducing energy consumption and optimizing performance. Designed to help minimize costs and comply with environmental regulations, Energy-Efficient Industrial Systems: Evaluation and Implementation clearly explains the elements of successful energy management programs and offers ready-to-implement strategies and techniques. Real-world case studies throughout illustrate successful projects that have achieved significant energy conservation results. Energy-Efficient Industrial Systems: Evaluation and Implementation covers: · Energy Management · Motors and Drives · Pumping Systems · Fan Systems · Boilers and Steam Systems · Process Cooling Systems · Compressed Air Systems · Heat Recovery Systems · Combined Heat and Power · Financial Analysis

Energy Systems Engineering Evaluation and Implementation Second Edition

Author: Francis Vanek
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007178778X
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Fully updated to cover the latest energy systems and technologies, this in-depth guide emphasizes a portfolio approach in which a range of energy options are employed Energy Systems Engineering Evaluation and Implementation, Second Edition presents a clear, well-organized, and technically useful look at the timely and many-faceted problem and challenge of developing and maintaining energy systems in a fast-changing world.The theme of the book is that an understanding of the three major primary energy sources - renewable, fossil, and nuclear - placed on a common footing and set in comparable terms can both help you understand individual technologies and the competitive context in which these sources exist today. Treatment of each technological area starts with information about ecological, social, and economic context. The book then uses the basic science and engineering knowledge common to most upper-level engineering and science undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals to quantitatively evaluate the function, capacity, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of the technology in question.New to this Edition: New technologies: new chapter on bio-energy; updated information on solar, wind, and alternative transportation energy New tools: updates to cost-benefit case studies; probabilistic treatment of energy problems; and the technology penetration curve Updated tables and figures to reflect the latest information on demand and cost Expanded collection of ancillary materials: homework and exam problems, slideshows, and other materials Bonus digital chapter: End-Use Energy Efficiency Comprehensive coverage: Systems Tools for Energy Systems; Economic Tools for Energy Systems; Climate Change & Climate Modeling; Fossil Fuel Resources; Stationary Combustion Technologies; Carbon Sequestration; Nuclear Energy; The Solar Resource; Solar Photovoltaic Technologies; Active Solar Thermal Applications; Passive Solar Thermal Applications; Wind Energy Systems; Bio-energy Resources & Systems; Transportation Energy Technologies; Systems Perspective on Transportation Energy; LCR and CF Data for Passive Solar Design; Numerical Answers to Select Problems; List of Key Conversion Factors"--

Photovoltaic Industrial Systems

Author: Elena Papadopoulou
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642163012
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This book investigates the existing situation of photovoltaic systems regarding environmental questions and energy efficiency in the European Industry, particularly the industrial units at the Greek area. A model of energy management based on economical, technical and administrative aspects is proposed in order to combine industrial uses of photovoltaics with environment protection.

Energy Efficient Building Systems

Author: Lal Jayamaha
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071777342
Format: PDF
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Proven Strategies and Solutions for Reducing Energy Consumption Property and facility managers can turn to Energy-Efficient Building Systems as a one-stop guide to operating and maintaining commercial building systems at peak efficiency. Designed to help reduce energy costs and meet environmental standards, this state-of-the-art productivity tool contains fully illustrated, real-world examples of successful green building projects that have achieved significant, energy-saving results. From energy management and auditing, HVAC systems, cooling towers, and pumping systems...to lighting, electrical systems, automation, and building envelope, this expert resource takes readers step by step through procedures for getting optimal performance from every building system. For each system, the book presents the latest methods for improving efficiency...identifying promising new solutions...evaluating their feasibility...and estimating actual savings. Comprehensive and authoritative, Energy-Efficient Building Systems enables building professionals to: Get an in-depth understanding of the principles of each building system Select the most efficient systems for any nonresidential building Maximize energy efficiency with practical strategies and solutions Utilize hands-on methods for evaluating feasibility and estimating savings Review real-world examples of successful green building projects Inside This Cost-Saving Energy Guide • Energy Management and Energy Auditing • Air-Conditioning and Central Chiller Systems • Boilers and Heating Systems • Pumping Systems • Cooling Towers • Air Handling and Distribution Systems • Lighting Systems • Building Electrical Systems • Building Automation Systems • Building Envelope

Improving Energy Efficiency in Industrial Energy Systems

Author: Patrik Thollander
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447141628
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Industrial energy efficiency is one of the most important means of reducing the threat of increased global warming. Research however states that despite the existence of numerous technical energy efficiency measures, its deployment is hindered by the existence of various barriers to energy efficiency. The complexity of increasing energy efficiency in manufacturing industry calls for an interdisciplinary approach to the issue. Improving energy efficiency in industrial energy systems applies an interdisciplinary perspective in examining energy efficiency in industrial energy systems, and discusses how “cross-pollinating” perspectives and theories from the social and engineering sciences can enhance our understanding of barriers, energy audits, energy management, policies, and programmes as they pertain to improved energy efficiency in industry. Apart from classical technical approaches from engineering sciences, Improving energy efficiency in industrial energy systems couples a sociotechnical perspective to increased energy efficiency in industry, showing that industrial energy efficiency can be expected to be shaped by social and commercial processes and built on knowledge, routines, institutions, and methods established in networks. The book can be read by researchers and policy-makers, as well as scholars and practicians in the field. “This book is extremely valuable for anyone who is designing or executing energy efficiency policies, schemes or projects aiming at SMEs. Both authors deserve the highest respect, and the combination of their expertise makes the results truly unique.” - Daniel Lundqvist, programme manager at the Swedish energy agency “For anyone interested in improving energy efficiency in industry, this is a must-read. The book combines tools from social science and engineering to discuss the state of art today as well as possible development path tomorrow. This is a compelling book that I find useful both in my teaching and my research.” - Kajsa Ellegård, Professor at Linköping University, Sweden "The book Improving energy efficiency in industrial energy systems is a novel approach on how improved levels of energy efficiency can be reached in industrial energy systems by merging engineering with social sciences. It is with delight that I can recommend their book to anyone interested in the field.”- Mats Söderström, Director Energy Systems Programme, Linköping University, Sweden

An Evaluation of Initiatives in Optimisation of Industrial Energy Use in South Africa

Author: Gracious Banda
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3668616256
Format: PDF, Docs
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Master's Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Engineering - Power Engineering, grade: 70.0%, University of Derby (Engineering and Technology), course: Master of Science in Professional Engineering, language: English, abstract: Evaluation of industrial energy use optimisation in this project has been approached by introducing the aims and objectives of the project and asking questions about the research which seeks to establish how various industries from different sectors utilise energy in their industrial processes. This is an action research which specifically focuses on the manufacturing, mining and Commercial industry sectors. Literature has been searched and reviewed based on global, continental and national practices through exploration of different perspectives and practices by experts and practitioners in the field of energy efficiency as well as academia. General reflection and selection of reference documentation has been governed by the problem statement and relevant literature considered to provide answers to the research questions posed. The adopted approach model framework is based on O’Leary. The mixed methods approach combining both qualitative research and quantitative research has been adopted. This has been achieved by designing and introducing a research model framework as well as adopting existing approaches for execution of energy audit activities. The designed research model framework has been utilised throughout as a significant guide in writing this thesis whilst existing model frameworks based on industrial current best practices and standards have ensured writing in consistency with internationalised standards. Based on forty-four firms from a combination of industry sectors of manufacturing, mining and commercial, the analysis and evaluation of data has entailed a tactic of picking one firm from each of the sectors, collection of the tariffs and monthly bills of up to a year, consolidation of the same and then interpret and analyse these in order to draw meaningful statistical inferences that point to available opportunities in industrial systems energy utilisation, the identified opportunities being tabulated in relation to each of the three firms selected representing a sample statistic out of the forty-four audited. This thesis investigates the current perspectives, culture, practices, technologies and approaches in industrial energy utilisation as its specific subject matter. It is envisaged that this study will predictively test the result of such activities and then prove them against the fulfilment of the specified objectives and set out a theme for the outcomes to be reliable and validated for any desired future academic or industrial use.

Efficiency Evaluation of Energy Systems

Author: Mehmet Kanoğlu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461422426
Format: PDF
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Efficiency is one of the most frequently used terms in thermodynamics, and it indicates how well an energy conversion or process is accomplished. Efficiency is also one of the most frequently misused terms in thermodynamics and is often a source of misunderstanding. This is because efficiency is often used without being properly defined first. This book intends to provide a comprehensive evaluation of various efficiencies used for energy transfer and conversion systems including steady-flow energy devices (turbines, compressors, pumps, nozzles, heat exchangers, etc.), various power plants, cogeneration plants, and refrigeration systems. The book will cover first-law (energy based) and second-law (exergy based) efficiencies and provide a comprehensive understanding of their implications. It will help minimize the widespread misuse of efficiencies among students and researchers in energy field by using an intuitive and unified approach for defining efficiencies. The book will be particularly useful for a clear understanding of second law (exergy) efficiencies for various systems. It may serve as a reference book to the researchers in energy field. The definitions and concepts developed in the book will be explained through illustrative examples.

Ten Steps to a Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation System

Author: Jody Zall Kusek
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821389076
Format: PDF, Docs
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This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system.

Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability

Author: David S. Ginley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139502689
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How will we meet rising energy demands? What are our options? Are there viable long-term solutions for the future? Learn the fundamental physical, chemical and materials science at the heart of: • Renewable/non-renewable energy sources • Future transportation systems • Energy efficiency • Energy storage Whether you are a student taking an energy course or a newcomer to the field, this textbook will help you understand critical relationships between the environment, energy and sustainability. Leading experts provide comprehensive coverage of each topic, bringing together diverse subject matter by integrating theory with engaging insights. Each chapter includes helpful features to aid understanding, including a historical overview to provide context, suggested further reading and questions for discussion. Every subject is beautifully illustrated and brought to life with full color images and color-coded sections for easy browsing, making this a complete educational package. Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability will enable today's scientists and educate future generations.

Innovative Approaches Towards Low Carbon Economics

Author: Jiuping Xu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642454291
Format: PDF, Docs
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Climate change is an inevitable and urgent global challenge with long-term implications for the sustainable development of all countries. To overcome this human crisis, the scientific consensus is driving global action towards low carbon economics. Though this action has to involve all sectors (industries, governments, and citizens) and at all levels (global, national and regional levels), the implementation of climate strategies will predominantly be at the regional level. By establishing an innovative range of model technologies, this book aims to develop systematic quantificational methods, such as uncertain multi-objective programming models and system dynamics models, to provide a new approach to low carbon economics that can serve as a paradigm for general regions. At the same time, it offers decision makers a number of effective strategies for some key issues in regional low carbon development, such as greenhouse gas control, ecological capacity evaluation, regional economic prediction, energy structure optimization, land resource utilization, industrial structure adjustment, low carbon industrial chains, low carbon transportation systems and low carbon tourism. It also provides researchers with a new perspective on how to address social problems using quantitative techniques.