Author: Thomas E. Mull
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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, 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.
Do you know how best to manage and reduce your energy consumption? This book gives comprehensive guidance on effective energy management for organisations in the polymer processing industry. This book is one of three which support the ENERGYWISE Plastics Project eLearning platform for European plastics processors to increase their knowledge and understanding of energy management. Topics covered include: Understanding Energy,
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: 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:
As our dependence on and need for abundant energy grows, it becomes increasingly important for engineers and managers to develop and maintain energy efficient systems and build effective energy management programs. Energy Management in Illuminating Systems presents the latest concepts, innovative methods, and state-of-the art technologies in commercial or industrial lighting systems and energy management. An effective energy management program comprises three essential elements: organization, technology, and economics. However, the success of any management program clearly must begin with an energy effective illuminating system, which in turn depends upon using sound engineering analysis and design principles during the projects early stages. In this book, the author-with long and unique experience in the field-provides the details of proven methods for achieving these goals. He presents: How to organize and operate the illumination energy management program The elements of designing energy effective illuminating systems-systems that can also increase worker productivity and reduce operating costs The latest in efficient system components, including light sources, ballasts, and luminaires How to evaluate energy efficiency, including discussion of the impact of energy efficient equipment on power quality, harmonics, the ""K"" factor, and lighting energy standards Energy Management in Illuminating Systems shows how to design and manage energy effective lighting systems for industrial or commercial facilities. With this book, designers, engineers, and managers finally have a complete, how-to guide for applying practical energy management principles to various systems of illumination.
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
Author: Thomas E. Mull
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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.
Author: David Thorpe
Release Date: 2013-10-23
Genre: House & Home
The role of the energy manager has evolved significantly as the task of cutting greenhouse gas emissions from buildings has become increasingly important. Managers are now technical experts, negotiators, construction project managers, procurement specialists, efficiency advocates and often provide energy services to others. This comprehensive book covers how to: • conduct an energy audit • plan a monitoring and verification strategy • make any energy-saving campaign successful • evaluate and make the financial case for energy-saving measures • make use of free energy for lighting and managing heat loss and gain. It also contains special chapters on: • ventilation, heating and cooling • demand management through automated systems • lighting • most requirements of industrial facilities • regulatory requirements in Britain, Europe and the United States • the use of smart meters and monitoring • how to achieve zero energy buildings • the use of renewable energy. For all professional energy, building and facilities managers, energy consultants, students, trainees and academics. It takes the reader from basic concepts to the latest advanced thinking, with principles applicable anywhere in the world and in any climate.
Author: Barney L. Capehart
Publisher: The Fairmont Press, Inc.
Release Date: 2006
Now in its fifth edition, this text is the manager's guide to the most important areas of energy cost cutting. Written by three of the most respected energy professionals in the industry, this book examines the fundamental objectives of energy management and illustrates techniques and tools proven effective for achieving results. Revised throughout, subjects such as lighting, combustion processes, the use of industrial wastes, and steam generation and distribution will be thoroughly explored and updated with the latest information. Additional key topics include distributed generation, energy auditing, rate structures, economic evaluation techniques, HVAC optimization, control systems and computers, energy systems maintenance, process energy management, insulation, renewable energy and industrial water management. (Midwest).