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Energy Management-Plan Do Check Act

Posted in Energy on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016. No comments yet
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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, Shewhart cycle, control circle/cycle, or plan–do–study–act (PDSA). The ISO 50001:2011 global energy management standard, modeled after the ISO […]

Optimizing Sugar Mill Boiler Performance

Posted in Energy on Friday, August 12th, 2016. 2 comments so far
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Steam boilers are used in sugar mills to generate electricity and for heat in various stages of production, such as crystallization process. This process converts the sugar syrup into sugar crystals. Optimizing the performance of the boilers improves energy efficiency and reliability for this required heat and electricity. I caught up with Emerson’s Scott Pettigrew […]

Improved Emissions and Lower Fuel Costs at RDM Blendecques

Posted in Pulp & Paper on Friday, March 4th, 2016. No comments yet
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Italian recycled paperboard producer, Reno De Medici (RDM) Blendecques mill in Saint Omer, France had a big challenge to modernize a control system with a short time window during a planned shutdown. The control system managed two Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) that produce steam for the process from two gas turbines and additional burners. […]

Optimize Energy Consumption with Additional Monitoring

Posted in Energy on Monday, February 1st, 2016. No comments yet
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In a quick Emerson Exchange 365 Operate & Maintain group discussion post, Plant modernization for energy efficiency and loss control, Emerson’s Barbara Hamilton alerted the community to a nice article in Control Engineering Asia magazine. The article with the same title by Emerson’s Jonas Berge describes how additional measurements in older process manufacturing and production […]

Measure, Monitor and Improve Energy Efficiency

Posted in Energy, Flow on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015. One comment so far
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A recent Top Quartile post, The Path to (Energy) Recovery: Reduce Waste to Boost the Bottom Line, shared a statistic from the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: …the energy used by U.S. manufacturing plants costs the nation an additional $180 billion annually, while improving energy intensity by 20 percent or more is typically […]