Reducing energy consumption costs by steam metering

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Statementprepared by The Energy Technology Support Unit and March Consulting Group.
SeriesBest practice programme, Good practice guide -- 18
ContributionsGreat Britain. Energy Efficiency Office., Atomic Energy Research Establishment. Energy Technology Support Unit., March Consulting Group.
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Pagination52p.
Number of Pages52
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Open LibraryOL18311379M

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Grant Bailey, sales & marketing director at Thermal Energy International, says that finding ways to reduce these costs is now of major importance to energy, and plant managers. Large U.S.

plants can save millions of dollars in energy and maintenance costs each year by improving the energy efficiency of their steam or process heating systems. This was one of the major findings of U.S.

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While energy savings can result from reducing steam pressure, there are a significant number of areas where steam pressure reduction can reduce the operational effectiveness of the steam system. These. areas should be properly accounted for and understood. Chapter 8 Metering for Operations and Maintenance.

Introduction. Metering and sub-metering of energy and resource use is a critical component of a comprehensive O&M program.

Metering for O&M and energy/resource eficiency refers to the measurement of quantities of energy delivered, for example, kilowatt-hours of electricity, cubic feet. ∗Overall steam energy accuracy is determined by combining the uncertainty of the flow, temperature, and (e.g.

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Designing the boiler system to operate at the proper steam pressure can save energy by reducing stack temperature, piping radiation losses, and leaks in steam traps. Costs and savings will depend heavily on the current boiler system utilization at individual plants.

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Finding the potential energy wasters in your building with metering can drastically reduce a building’s energy costs. Steam Generation. a) Water Costs – The United States averages $ / kGal for water from Utilities.

The amount of make-up water used per day is dependent upon the number of steam system leaks, whether all condensate is collected and returned to the boiler, and boiler blow-down rates, which, on average, are about % of the make-up water flow rates.

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The heat is transferred to water, which generates steam. In many cases, this steam is then used to drive an electric generator. The system used to generate the steam is called a boiler.

As the costs of energy rise, many companies are looking to increase efficiencies in their energy and power generation. Consumption Tracking.

In order to maintain proper energy management, it is important to monitor steam metering in the whole system of distribution. Keeping a close eye on metering ensures operators know what is going on at all times. For example, you can use a meter to watch how much consumption individual user processes use onsite.

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A plant’s steam and condensate systems cannot afford to vent any utility steam, blowthrough steam or flash steam to the atmosphere. An additional benefit of not venting steam is a significant reduction in emissions in the.Reducing energy costs and pollution emissions involves many areas within an industrial facility.

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