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Optimizing Energy Consumption and Overall Reliability

Posted in Chemical, Process Optimization on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019. No comments yet
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I heard a great story from Emerson’s Sam Thiara of a polymer producer in the Middle East region that was looking to improve energy efficiency across the facility’s steam system. They wanted to reduce energy costs and their carbon footprint, while also improving the stability and reliability of the process. The plant staff worked with […]

Advancing Combustion Control Efficiency

Posted in Energy, Technologies on Monday, October 30th, 2017. No comments yet
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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 From Emerson Improves Performance, Emerson’s Bob Sabin describes how stoichiometric, math-based control approach from common […]

Optimizing Energy Usage in Multi-Fuel Boilers

Posted in Energy on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016. No comments yet
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Steam is a critical part of many process manufacturing processes and the energy to produce it can be a significant source of operational costs. I recently caught up with process automation hall-of-fame member Greg McMillan and Emerson’s Scott Pettigrew at the Emerson Exchange conference here in Austin. Greg and Stan Weiner had recently interviewed Scott […]

Identifying Energy Saving Opportunities

Posted in Energy on Monday, September 12th, 2016. One comment so far
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Last week in a post, Reducing Demand Charges in Energy Bills, we highlighted the opportunity for process manufacturers and producers to optimize energy costs. Today, we’ll look at how to better identify these opportunities for energy savings. Emerson’s Bill Thackston explained to me that even in these current times of low energy prices that it […]

Reducing Demand Charges in Energy Bills

Posted in Energy on Friday, September 9th, 2016. No comments yet
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The cost of electrical power has grown more complex over time. It used to be that your kilowatt-hours (kwh) consumed were tallied to arrive at the cost. As the metering has grown more sophisticated, variable rates have emerged based on peak energy usage, time of day, usage thresholds and more. I connected with Emerson’s Bill […]