Emerson industrial energy experts Bob Sabin and Scott Pettigrew teamed up to present a novel combustion control methodology to improve boilers, heaters, and furnaces at the 2022 Emerson Exchange conference.
Optimizing Combustion Processes
Emerson’s Bob Sabin works with manufacturers and producers to improve how combustion units operate. Energy costs are typically a large part of the overall operational costs for these production processes. Bob shared that many times with combustion improvement projects, people get focused on efficiency only. Often, more importantly is the reliability & availability, responsiveness, ease of operation, and ease of troubleshooting & maintenance of these units.
Upgrading Boiler Burner Management and Combustion Control Systems
The Emerson Industrial Energy consulting team assisted a Northeastern U.S. specialty chemical manufacturer with modernizing the controls on two 1960’s vintage Combustion Engineering “D” Type process steam boilers.
Optimized Combustion Control without Fuel-Air Curves
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...
4 Critical Industrial Boiler Measurements
Many industrial processes require thermal energy as part of the production process. Steam is often the heat carrier because it highly absorbs this thermal energy and transports easily via piping. Industrial boilers are used to convert the energy in fuel to the thermal...
Advancing Combustion Control Efficiency
Controlling industrial combustion-based units such as boilers, heaters and furnace has historically relied on the use of fuel-to-air curves. These curves represent the amount of fuel and air required for a given load. In this 4:28 video, Patented Combustion Solution...
Energy Management-Plan Do Check Act
Plan. Do. Check. Act. From Wikipedia: PDCA (plan–do–check–act or plan–do–check–adjust) is an iterative four-step management method used in business for the control and continual improvement of processes and products. It is also known as the Deming circle/cycle/wheel,...
Improving Boiler Operations with Better Measurements
Emerson's Bob Sabin, Tim Badger and Scott Pettigrew teamed up on the presentation, Fix Tough Measurement Problems to Improve Boiler Operation. Their abstract: While boilers are crucial to plant/mill business results, many times their performance is lacking. Poor...
Managing Efficient Combustion
While the cost of energy has dropped recently, the need for efficient combustion remains important due to its impact on emissions, plant equipment fouling, and the reliability of the process. Emerson's Bob Sabin is featured in a series of new videos posted on the...
Sustainable Energy Efficiency User Guide
For many process manufacturers, energy is one of the largest components in overall operating costs. Improving efficiency can provide ongoing savings. Emerson's Bob Sabin shared a new user guide with me, Sustainable Energy Efficiency, which is available for download....
Multi-Fuel Boiler Control and Optimization Webinar
Update: Here's the link to the recorded webinar. Controlling fuel costs by shifting fuel sources remains a focus for process manufacturers around the globe. Emerson's Bob Sabin, Nick Taylor and Steve Offer will be holding an online webinar, Enabling Energy Management:...
Energy Demand-Based Boiler and Fired Heater Control
Energy, often the largest controllable cost for process manufacturers, needs to be carefully managed for efficient operations. In a Control Engineering magazine article, Optimize multi-fuel boiler operation with modern control, Emerson's Bob Sabin highlighted the...
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