Fundamentals of energy recovery and savings
To make informed decisions about the improvements, expansions and upgrades that will lead to maximum energy savings at plants where equipment has been added and upgraded over a long period of time, it is important to consider the energy efficiency of existing operations in addition to optimizing energy recovery.
New equipment or technologies that provide greater efficiency with respect to steam usage and minimize losses are obvious choices, as is equipment that allows for better recovery of waste heat. In the case of dryers, operating equipment that provides exhaust vapor at high temperature and high relative humidity at exit is more desirable than equipment that operates at higher air flows, low temperature, and low relative humidity
In the February 2016 issue of Inform magazine, Solex Thermal Science looks at why the basic fundamentals governing energy recovery and heat transfer in bulk solids are a good starting point for achieving an optimal balance of performance (maximized energy recovery), operational flexibility (design and sizing of energy recovery loop) and commercial objectives (CAPEX and payback on energy saving).
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This entry was last updated on 2021-5-13
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