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DOE Website’s Process Heating Resources

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) website offers many valuable tools to the manufacturing industry. The DOE has consolidated tools and research findings to offer those with process heating systems significant energy savings. The DOE’s process heating systems technical assistance is broken down into 6 categories:

  1. The tools help plant personnel assess their process heating systems and calculate their opportunity to save energy if they perform maintenance and/or implement new, more efficient technologies.
  2. The training resources provides information on the DOE’s Process Heating Training Programs. The DOE offers webcasts, workshops and the opportunity to become a qualified specialist in assessing systems for energy savings opportunities.
  3. The next category is where you can find a qualified energy expert or obtain an industrial assessment for your plant.
  4. The case studies section offers 3 examples of companies that saved energy and improved productivity due to DOE Energy Assessments. The three companies featured are: Kaiser Aluminum, Wabash Alloys, and U.S. Steel.
  5. The tips sheets provide information on how to perform different energy saving techniques on process heating equipment. The sheets explain how altering different system components can affect production volumes, energy costs, temperatures, emissions and other process variables. Checking heat transfer surfaces, burner air to fuel ratios and pressure controllers are just a few of the topics covered in this section.
  6. The last section provides technical publications regarding the process heating industry. All of the articles deal with saving energy and address topics from ways to optimize your process heat system to goals your company should strive to meet to improve your system.

Feel free to contact us for information on how we can help your company save energy and help your company implement the techniques mentioned above.

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