Identifying Areas for Efficiency Opportunities in Industrial Facilities

Finding Areas for Energy Efficiency Improvements

Emerson Process Experts, March 19, 2014

Managing the consumption of energy in a large, industrial plant can be a daunting challenge. There are systems for steam, air, fuels, and water and often these don’t have the measurements needed to see the trends in consumption and waste.

The team responsible for the Rosemount measurement products has developed a virtual tour to identify areas to measure to find efficiency opportunities. The Energy Management Solutions virtual tour highlights the opportunities in each of the plant systems.

For example, in the steam area, process units include boilers, furnaces & fired heaters, distribution piping, turbines, compressors and heat exchanges, each have important measurements that can help identify areas for efficiency gains. For the boiler, measurements include fuel input, combustion air input, steam flow out, boiler drum level, feedwater flow, and flue gas flow.

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