10th Edition

Plant Engineers and Managers Guide to Energy Conservation

By Albert Thumann, Scott C. Dunning Copyright 2002
    528 Pages
    by River Publishers

    Completely revised and updated, this tenth edition of a bestseller covers both management and technical strategies for slashing energy costs by as much as 40 percent in industrial facilities. It discusses cogeneration, gas distributed generation technologies, steam system optimization, geothermal heat pumps, energy outsourcing, electricity purchasing strategies, and power quality case studies. It also provides guidelines for life cycle costing, electrical system optimization, lighting and HVAC system efficiency improvement, mechanical and process system performance, building energy loss reduction, financing energy projects, and more.

    The Role of the Plant Engineer in Energy Management. Energy Economic Decision Making. The Facility Survey. Electrical System Optimization. Utility and Process System Optimization. Heat Transfer. Reducing Building Energy Losses. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning System Optimization. Cogeneration. Establishing a Maintenance Program for Plant Efficiency and Energy Savings. Managing an Effective Energy Conservation Program. Industrial Power Monitoring and Control. Reliable & Economic Natural Gas Distributed Generation Projects. Financing Energy Efficiency Projects. Steam System Optimization: A Case Study. Cost Containment Design for Commercial Geothermal Heat Pumps. Fundamentals of Energy Outsourcing. Economic Evaluations for Power Quality Solutions. Purchasing Strategies for Electricity. Power Quality Case Studies. Index.


    Albert Thumann (Association of Energy Engineers, Atlanta, Georgia, USA) (Author)