fuel saving optimization Articles

  • Tuning Your Boiler for Fuel Savings – Out with the Old in with the New Technology

    The USA has about 811,000 MW of installed generation and over 52% of our Electric power is produced by aging coal fired power plants. The average utility boiler furnace was designed about 30-40 years ago. According to DOE records, the average boiler in 1974 was fired with 80% bituminous coal. Now, western PRB coal is much more prevalent and represents about 50% of total coal ...

  • Every kilowatt utilised optimally

    Heat recovery with AERZEN blowers As a part of an extensive renovation project, the city of Filderstadt modernised the Bombach wastewater treatment plant, located in the district of Bonlanden. Now, Delta Hybrid rotary lobe compressors made by AERZEN provide optimal oxygen supply, and, thanks to heat recovery measures, the energy balance has improved further. Although ...

  • Fleet management: saving time, saving dollars

    Running an effective fleet operation is all about efficiencies—especially time efficiencies. According to industry research, the global market for fleet management solutions will experience significant growth over the next few years. The current economic climate, shrinking profit margins and sustainability goals have all driven the demand for technology solutions to improve efficiencies and ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Case study - Oxidizer system optimization

    OXIDIZER SERVICE SERIES: PART 4 As promised, this is the fourth installment of Anguil's Oxidizer Service Series. If you have read through the first three parts, this can be seen as a capstone of those efforts. Having a strong oxidizer service plan, backed up with recommended spare parts and all of the proper documentation will not only improve your system performance but also allow you to focus ...

  • Frequency Converter energy savings on Boilers

    Boilers and heaters account for a significant share of a plant's purchased fuel cost. Combustion air fans are necessary to provide enough combustion air to the boiler or heater's burner system. Louvers, inlet guide vanes or frequency converters control the amount of air allowed into a boiler. Configuring a combustion air fan to allow the proper amount of air into the burner can improve boiler ...


  • Alternative fuels and managing a diverse fuel portfolio

    Alternative fuels are becoming more prevalent in the marketplace at large and particularly within the waste industry. For example, Waste Management recently added its lOOOth natural gas fueled truck to its fleet this past summer. The alternative fuels that are going to work best for your fleet will take some investigation and research, but the prevailing data indicates that these solutions will ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Fuel Polishing & Transfer Systems

    Earlier this year, Algae-X International came out with a totally new line of Fuel Polishing & Transfer Systems designed and built there in Fort Myers, Florida facilities. By listening to its customers, boat builders and yacht owners alike, Algae-X found out what they wanted to have as an on board fuel optimization package. The design is modular, so the right system can be chosen for each ...


    By AXI International

  • Case study - Waste heat generates steam and savings

    OVERVIEW A coil coating facility purchased a new a 15,000 SCFM Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) which had a nominal heat transfer efficiency rate of 90% thermal energy recovery. It was designed with supplemental fuel injection (SFI) which is used during low VOC loading conditions, to help save fuel cost.  The facility was looking for additional ways to decrease their exhaust ...

  • Energy Savings on Process Heating Units Case History

    The Customer This specialty chemical company is a leading supplier of performance polymers. Their products are used in a wide range of applications including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants, lubricants, medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. The Project The company was increasing the ...

  • Magnetic Fuel Treatment Bottom Line Analysis

    BOTTOM LINE ANALYSIS This cost savings analysis was prepared in cooperation with Master Chief Hill of the US Coast Guard Maintenance & Logistics Command using data from the 82’ Cutter Pt. Chico, and 110’ Cutters Anacapa and Long Island over a period of two years when ALGAE-X® performance was monitored and evaluated. Installation of ALGAE-X® units in Diesel Engine applications results in ...


    By AXI International

  • Large volumes compressed into small volumes saves costs case study

    Vöhringer GmbH with its 120 staff and ultramodern machine park in Trochtelfingen each day processes up to 40,000 m2 of sheeting. This is mainly used for manufacturing specialist furniture parts up to complete furniture sets – especially for caravans and mobile homes but also for exhibition stand construction, for doors and the furniture industry. Chippings and dust accumulating during ...


    By WEIMA

  • How Many Cells do I Need in my Fuel Cell? (Simple Fuel Cell Design Guide)

    As with Electrolyzers on my previous post, there are many nuances in the optimal design of a Fuel Cell.  The proper selection depends on the application, type of fuel cell, component selection and design (MEAs, flow fields, etc.) and a host of other factors.   However, I will start with a simple tool that will help determine some ...


    By Fuel Cells Etc

  • Warehouse Optimization: Balancing Equipment Performance and Worker Safety Through Emissions Measurements and Air Quality Monitoring

    Successful warehouse functionality is dependent on both maximizing equipment performance and providing a safe and healthy environment for workers that encourages productivity. However, these two factors are often at odds with each other as warehouse equipment such as forklifts, burnishers and delivery trucks emit toxic gases that can have the potential to create poor indoor air quality which ...

  • Examples of energy self-sufficient municipal nutrient removal plants

    In Austria, two municipal WWTPs (the Strass TP and Wolfgangsee-Ischl TP) operated with nutrient removal and aerobic sludge digestion are now energy self-sufficient. This is the result of a long-standing and on-going optimisation process at both plants including optimal aeration control and control of the aerobic section of the aeration tank to optimise denitrification and prevent degradation of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The La Puente Valley County Water District

    Since it was first settled in 1841, the San Gabriel Valley has hosted a variety of industries, ranging from walnut packing to rocket fuel manufacturing. Along with other contaminants, industrial development has left a significant portion of the Valley’s groundwater contaminated with: - N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and - 1,4-Dioxane. NDMA entered the groundwater in the San Gabriel Valley ...

  • Climate Change Interview with Mobile Phone Operator 02

    Mobile phone operator O2 is moving on to the next stage of climate response and focusing on reducing its carbon footprint across its supply chain. The company has been an early adopter of global warming action and believes that reducing energy consumption is critical to building a sustainable business. Here, Environment Manager Helen Wright tells us more about O2’s actions. She will be ...


    By Green Power Conferences

  • Are self-driving vehicles good for the environment?

    Autonomous transportation has lots of advantages. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions could be one of them. Can autonomous cars be a boon for the environment? The transportation sector is the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, accounting for 27 ...


    By Ensia

  • Coming In Out of the Cold: Hybrids Put to the Test

    Untitled Document Point Roberts, WA, Delta B.C.- May 25, 2004 With gas prices reaching an all time high and not much promise of an end in sight, hybrid technology is falling under the lens of some careful ...


    By Investor Ideas Inc

  • Using environmental data for business value

    It’s the beginning of the calendar year, a time when many environmental professionals begin to gather their 2011 environmental data to generate reports that your regulatory agencies require. How much fuel did your stationary combustion sources burn in the past year? How many times was a certain condition exceeded in the past quarter? Were there any accidental releases this year? If so, were ...


  • Heating value

    The CustomerThis Chemical Company is a leading supplier of performance polymers. Their products are used in a wide range of applications including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants, lubricants, medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. The ProcessThe company uses flare stacks to dispose of the waste products ...

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