Practical Guide to Energy Management for Facilities Engineers and Managers

Author: Thomas E. Mull
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN: 0791801586
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This new volume examines practical applications and useful examples for conserving energy and reducing energy costs in commercial, institutional, and industrial plants and facilities. The first part of the book provides an introduction, and the basic scientific principles and economics of energy management. The second part is a clearly written, comprehensive handbook of the most commonly used energy-consuming equipment and system, including: * Steam and Hydronic Boilers * Steam Systems * Hydronic and Pumping Systems * Chillers and Chilled Water Systems * Cooling Towers and Fluid Coolers * Air Distribution and HVAC Systems * Electrical and Lighting Systems * Compressed Air Systems * Refrigeration Systems * Cogeneration Systems * Heat Recovery Systems * Thermal Storage Systems * Control and Energy Management Systems.

Energy Efficiency and Management in Food Processing Facilities

Author: Lijun Wang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420063391
Release Date: 2008-12-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Energy efficiency, environmental protection, and processing waste management continue to attract increased attention in the food processing industry. As with other industrial sectors, reducing costs while also reducing environmental impact and improving overall sustainability is becoming an important part of the business process. Providing practical guidance, Energy Efficiency and Management in Food Processing Facilities explores energy efficiency technologies, emerging energy efficient processes, and methods for converting food processing wastes into energy. Organized around five central themes, the book explores: Fundamentals of energy conservation, analysis, and management Energy conservation technologies as applied to the food processing industry Energy efficiency and conservations in current food processing systems Emerging systems Energy conversion technologies for utilization of food processing wastes Conservation Techniques that Improve the Bottom Line The lack of information on energy conservation and conversion technologies has been a major barrier to energy efficiency improvement and the utilization of processing wastes in the food processing industry. With coverage ranging from basic theory to traditional and alternative energy, this book provides the required skill set for the increased energy conservation and reduced consumption that will positively impact the bottom line in food processing facilities.

Managing steam

Author: Jason Makansi
Publisher: Chem/Mats-Sci/E
ISBN: UOM:39015011164293
Release Date: 1986-06-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Sustainable Energy Solutions in Agriculture

Author: Jochen Bundschuh
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781315778716
Release Date: 2014-03-07
Genre: Science

Sustainability in agriculture and associated primary industries, which are both energy-intensive, is crucial for the development of any country. Increasing scarcity and resulting high fossil fuel prices combined with the need to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, make the improvement of energy efficient farming and increased use of renewable energy essential. This book provides a technological and scientific endeavor to assist society and farming communities in different regions and scales to improve their productivity and sustainability. To fulfill future needs of a modern sustainable agriculture, this book addresses highly actual topics providing innovative, effective and more sustainable solutions for agriculture by using sustainable, environmentally friendly, renewable energy sources and modern energy efficient, cost-improved technologies. The book highlights new areas of research, and further R&D needs. It helps to improve food security for the rapidly growing world population and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel use in agriculture, which presently contributes 22% of the global carbon dioxide emissions. This book provides a source of information, stimuli and incentives for what and how new and energy efficient technologies can be applied as effective tools and solutions in agricultural production to satisfy the continually increasing demand for food and fibre in an economically sustainable way, while contributing to global climate change mitigation. It will be useful and inspiring to decision makers working in different authorities, professionals, agricultural engineers, researchers, and students concerned with agriculture and related primay industries, sustainable energy development and climate change mitigation projects.

Heating and Cooling of Buildings

Author: T. Agami Reddy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439899915
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre: Science

Heating and Cooling of Buildings: Principles and Practice of Energy Efficient Design, Third Edition is structured to provide a rigorous and comprehensive technical foundation and coverage to all the various elements inherent in the design of energy efficient and green buildings. Along with numerous new and revised examples, design case studies, and homework problems, the third edition includes the HCB software along with its extensive website material, which contains a wealth of data to support design analysis and planning. Based around current codes and standards, the Third Edition explores the latest technologies that are central to design and operation of today’s buildings. It serves as an up-to-date technical resource for future designers, practitioners, and researchers wishing to acquire a firm scientific foundation for improving the design and performance of buildings and the comfort of their occupants. For engineering and architecture students in undergraduate/graduate classes, this comprehensive textbook:

Sustainable Energy Management

Author: Mirjana Radovanović (Golusin)
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780123914279
Release Date: 2012-12-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

While the last few decades have witnessed incredible leaps forward in the technology of energy production, technological innovation can only be as transformative as its implementation and management allows. The burgeoning fields of renewable, efficient and sustainable energy have moved past experimentation toward realization, necessitating the transition to more sustainable energy management practices. Energy Management is a collective term for all the systematic practices to minimize and control both the quantity and cost of energy used in providing a service. This new book reports from the forefront of the energy struggle in the developing world, offering a guide to implementation of sustainable energy management in practice. The authors provide new paradigms for measuring energy sustainability, pragmatic methods for applying renewable resources and efficiency improvements, and unique insights on managing risk in power production facilities. The book highlights the possible financial and practical impacts of these activities, as well as the methods of their calculation. The authors’ guidelines for planning, analyzing, developing, and optimizing sustainable energy production projects provide vital information for the nations, corporations, and engineering firms that must apply exciting new energy technology in the real world. Shows engineering managers and project developers how to transition smoothly to sustainable practices that can save up to 25% in energy costs! Features case studies from around the world, explaining the whys and hows of successes and failures in China, India, Brazil, the US and Europe Covers a broad spectrum of energy development issues from planning through realization, emphasizing efficiency, scale-up of renewables and risk mitigation Includes software on a companion website to make calculating efficiency gains quick and simple

HVAC principles and applications manual

Author: Thomas E. Mull
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 007044451X
Release Date: 1997-08-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The perfect on-the-job guide for beginning engineers, HVAC Principles and Applications Manual offers professionals a clear introduction to HVAC that bypasses hard-to-understand theory and complex mathematics. Based on methods approved by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers, the book provides expert coverage of HVAC fundamentals as well as step-by-step design and application methods. Filled with examples, the manual is meant to simplify such tasks as calculating the heat loss rate of a building and choosing the right system controls. This practical and concise manual is a must for HVAC designers and engineers, engineers without HVAC experience, technicians, contractors, and other engineering professionals.

Operations and Maintenance Manual for Energy Management

Author: James E. Piper
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765600501
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Technology & Engineering

For anyone responsible for operations and maintenance in plants and facilities of any size, this Manual is a practical guide to reducing maintenance costs and improving energy efficiency. Filled with reproducible forms, checklists and tables, the book: --shows how to evaluate and improve maintenance and energy management operations without having to invest thousands of dollars in energy conservation projects --addresses the most important areas of the building: mechanical and electrical systems and the building envelope --covers in a step-by-step format the most energy efficient approach to such operations as scheduling and equipment use and maintenance Here is one source for accurate, up-to-date information on establishing and promoting a comprehensive maintenance program designed to increase equipment life and performance without compromising the latest government energy regulations.

Facility Manager s Operation and Maintenance Handbook

Author: Bernard T. Lewis
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0070400482
Release Date: 1999-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Here are cutting-edge techniques that will boost the productivity and slash the costs of your facility department Let 21 top specialists show you how to maximize the operation and maintenance capabilities of any facility or plant. This practical handbook takes you through each step in the planning, design, and execution of maintenance and operation procedures for structures, equipment, and systems. It features special emphasis on emergency and energy equipment used in facilities--and explores all essential support functions and duties. The most comprehensive resource of its kind, this handbook provides you with a complete picture of facility operation and maintenance--from technical checklists--to cost control--to computer applications!

Emergency Management for Facility and Property Managers

Author: Richard Payant
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781259587191
Release Date: 2016-03-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Understand, Plan, and Prepare for Emergencies and Disasters Develop and implement effective emergency management plans throughout your organization using the detailed information contained in this practical guide. Emergency Management for Facility and Property Managers shows, step-by-step, how to minimize property damage, reduce the risk of personal injury, and ensure business continuity—all while complying with the plethora of laws and regulations. You will get up-to-date coverage of the many types of emergencies, the elements of successful emergency management, and employee and family preparedness. Valuable appendixes contain helpful forms and checklists, facility and property intelligence data, and a complete sample emergency management plan. Emergency Management for Facility and Property Managers covers: · Electrical Power Emergencies · Elevators and Escalators · Fire Protection · Hazardous Materials and Spill Emergencies · Indoor Air Quality · Labor Strike Plans · Storms and Weather Preparedness · Natural Disasters · Infectious Disease Emergencies · Physical Security · Control of Hazardous Energy · Water Disruptions · Workplace Violence · Terrorism

Pump Application Desk Book 3ed

Author: Paul N. Garay
Publisher: The Fairmont Press, Inc.
ISBN: 0881732311
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This fully updated guide will help you solve the problems associated with all types of pump applications. Examined in detail are pumping of viscous fluids, specification of variable speed pumping controls, use of pump curves, slurries and their associated problems, and pump categories and uses. A full chapter is devoted to seals and balancing devices, addressing specific considerations such as mechanical seals, stuffing box details, internal pump seals, magnetic fluid seals, and seal flushing and coding systems. The third edition provides an update on recent developments in specialized pump applications including slurry pump transport of solid materials. Written in a clear, precise style, the text is illustrated with numerous nomograms, tables, and figures to guide you in selecting the best pumps for your applications, and avoiding many common operating problems.

Design Guide for Cool Thermal Storage

Author: Charles E. Dorgan
Publisher: Amer Society of Heating
ISBN: 1883413079
Release Date: 1993-01-01

A comprehensive reference to help you evaluate cool storage for specific applications; select the appropriate cool storage technology for a given application; and design successful cool storage systems. Introduces key engineering concepts and economics of cool storage with both chilled water and phase-change media, including cold air distribution. ASHRAE Research Project 592.

Energy Calculations Problem Solving Sourcebook A Practical Guide for the Certified Energy Manager Exam

Author: Scott Dunning
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781365930584
Release Date: 2017-05-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Based on the Body of Knowledge, this book is designed to serve as a practical guide for energy professionals preparing to take AEE’s Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) examination. The full scope of energy calculations and problem solving strategies which must be mastered are presented, covering relevant codes and standards, energy accounting and economics, electrical, lighting and HVAC systems, motors and drives, industrial systems, building envelope, building automation and control systems, renewable energy, boiler and steam systems, thermal storage, maintenance, commissioning, alternative financing, and much more. Green Building, LEED and Energy Star programs are also addressed. The appendix provides a broad range of useful reference tables, as well as mathematical formulas specific to each specific area of energy management addressed.