Posts Tagged ‘industrial energy’

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]