Plant Engineers and Managers Guide to Energy Conservation

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Completely revised and updated, this tenth edition of a bestseller covers both management and technical strategies for slashing energy costs by as much as 40 percent in industrial facilities. It discusses cogeneration, gas distributed generation technologies, steam system optimization, geothermal heat pumps, energy outsourcing, electricity purchasing strategies, and power quality case studies. It also provides guidelines for life cycle costing, electrical system optimization, lighting and HVAC system efficiency improvement, mechanical and process system performance, building energy loss reduction, financing energy projects, and more.

Author:  Albert Thumann & Scott Dunning
Published:  2010
Format:  Hardback
Pages:  500
Table Of Contents:  1. The Role of the Plant Engineer in Energy Management
2. Energy Economic Decision Making
3. The Facility Survey
4. Electrical System Optimization
5. Utility and Process System Optimization
6. Heat Transfer
7. Reducing Building Energy Losses
8. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning System Optimization
9. Cogeneration
10. Establishing a Maintenance Program for Plant Efficiency and Energy Savings
11. Managing an Effective Energy Conservation Program
12. Industrial Power Monitoring and Control
13. Reliable & Economic Natural Gas Distributed Generation Projects
14. Financing Energy Efficiency Projects
15. Steam System Optimization: A Case Study
16. Cost Containment Design for Commercial Geothermal Heat Pumps
17. Fundamentals of Energy Outsourcing
18. Economic Evaluations for Power Quality Solutions
19. Purchasing Strategies for Electricity
20. Power Quality Case Studies

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