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Optimized Combustion Control without Fuel-Air Curves

Posted in Energy, Process Optimization on Thursday, October 4th, 2018. No comments yet
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At the 2018 Emerson Exchange conference, Emerson’s Bob Sabin and Scott Pettigrew presented, Combustion Control Optimized with Patented Control Configuration. Bob opened describing the Emerson Industrial Energy Consulting group and how they work with manufacturers and producers in many industries about combustion control and optimization. Fuel air curves have been used for decades to control […]

Quantifying the Resource Efficiency of the Global Steel Sector: Why is Our Metric Better?

Posted in Energy, Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, September 17th, 2018. No comments yet
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Author: Ana Gonzalez Hernandez In my last post, I introduced Emerson’s new resource efficiency approach. With it, Emerson proposes a new way of thinking about resource efficiency. One that encapsulates many aspects of modern industry solutions: we leverage the value residing in available metered data, communicate key knowledge through powerful digital visuals, and do so […]

A Novel Thermodynamic-Based Metric: The Magic Bullet for Resource-Efficiency?

Posted in Chemical, Energy on Friday, August 10th, 2018. No comments yet
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Author: Ana Gonzalez Hernandez In my previous post, I introduced the concept of resource efficiency: the integrated efficiency with which energy and materials are transformed in industrial processes. I mentioned that improvements in resource efficiency are considered indispensable to achieving globally agreed CO2 emission and energy reduction targets. This is because trends in production volumes […]

Reaching Operational Excellence while Remaining Policy-Compliant: Leveraging Opportunities to Improve Resource Efficiency

Posted in Energy on Friday, July 27th, 2018. No comments yet
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Author: Ana Gonzalez Hernandez, PhD The production of engineered materials, such as metals, cement, or plastics, requires a lot of energy. Before the industrial revolution, natural resources were of relatively high value compared to labour, and this ensured that products “were maintained, repaired and upgraded” (Allwood et al. 2011). Today, the relative value of labour […]

Reflections from CERAWeek

Posted in Energy, Event on Sunday, March 11th, 2018. 3 comments so far
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The IHS Markit team gathered in a panel to share reflections from things they heard this week at 2018 CERAWeek. James Burkhard noted that confidence is returning to the oil markets. The new math of oil is that the US is a swing producer for the world with price being the lever in supply. The […]