Rising energy costs are driving industrial facilities to search for a method to estimate the energy savings potential in their plant compressed air system. The Efficiency Quotient (EQ) rating worksheet determines this, as well as estimated operating cost and an efficiency score.
As energy costs and competition rise, energy efficiency in plant operations is more important than ever. The methods to cut pump energy consumption range from conducting a plant energy audit to picking out the right pumps and capacity requirements.
A new report studying the impact of aging infrastructure in the process industries indicates that it is becoming a greater challenge for executives to balance maintenance of decades-old assets to keep systems running with long-term technology upgrades.
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Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, was first performed experimentally in 1947. Successful commercial operations began in 1949, and since then, fracking has been used for over 2.5 million oil and gas … [Read More...]
Corrosion in the boiler system is a phenomenon that continuously costs industry billions of dollars per year and leads to reduced performance from steam generating systems. Also known as stress … [Read More...]
The city of Gastonia, N.C., water treatment plant was constructed in 1922 near what is now the center of
the city. Gastonia, a city of 70,000 residents, is located 20 miles west of Charlotte in the … [Read More...]
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