ITP Releases Fiscal Year 2004 Annual Reports
ITP has released all 12 of its Annual Reports highlighting Fiscal Year 2004 accomplishments, current status, challenges and opportunities. Read the reports to find out about specific research portfolios and how your company can get involved with ITP.
Wireless Networks Tap into Energy Savings
Wireless multisensor networks that monitor industrial plant equipment promise many opportunities for cost and energy savings. With DOE support, three major industrial equipment manufacturers have combined efforts to develop inexpensive ways of monitoring industrial equipment. A recent article in Mechanical Engineering magazine describes the research of GE, Eaton, and Honeywell to improve data collection on the plant floor.
New! ITP Reports Highlight Energy-Saving Opportunities
Industry consumes one-third of the total energy used in the U.S. each year, and meeting industrial energy demand is a challenging task. ITP has just released two new reports that identify the most significant opportunities for energy efficiency improvements. The Energy Use, Loss, and Opportunities Analysis for U.S. Manufacturing and Mining (PDF 2.08 MB) study was conducted by ITP to identify where and how industry is using energy, and where losses could be recovered or reduced. Profile of Total Energy Use for U.S. Industry examines the total use of energy within the industrial sector and illustrates the correlation between energy use and carbon emissions.
Save the Date for the Ohio Technology Showcase
You won't want to miss the Ohio Technology Showcase on September 27-29, 2005 in Cleveland! Sponsored by DOE, Ohio Department of Development, Office of Energy Efficiency, and Energy Industries of Ohio, this 2-day event offers the latest in energy efficiency technologies and energy saving opportunities. See state-of-the-art technologies and best practices in action during plant tours, training sessions, and sector-specific discussions. More information.
ITP Introduces Fan System Qualified Specialist Training in April
ITP's BestPractices will launch the Fan System Qualified Specialist training on April 12-14, 2005 in Arlington Heights, IL. Register for this pilot session if you are an industry professional with fan system expertise. By successfully completing the advanced training and an exam, you will gain DOE recognition for your expert knowledge of the Fan System Assessment Tool. Learn more.
Industrial Energy Technology Conference Coming Soon!
Plan to attend the 27th Annual Industrial Energy Technology Conference in New Orleans, LA on May 11-12, 2005. This conference is packed with information on industrial innovations, energy use, and waste reduction programs. Session topics include strategies to reduce energy, system optimization tips, cogeneration opportunities, marketing energy efficiency, compressed air loss reduction, lessons learned, and much more!
Infrared Heating Technology Crosscuts Industrial Applications
With ITP support, ORNL's Infrared Processing Center has developed several applications of infrared heating technology in a variety of materials industries. Successes leading to full commercialization have been realized with die-heating, heat-treatment, coating and surface treatments, and joining. Read about the R&D.
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ITP offers technical publications, software tools, and other resources to help you address your company's industrial energy needs. Here are the latest products from ITP.
Energy Matters Winter Issue Is Now Available
The Winter 2005 issue of Energy Matters features the first of two articles on how power quality can affect electric motor performance. Read case studies about how two paper mills have identified energy and system improvements that yielded substantial energy savings. Read Energy Matters.
Plant-wide Assessment Case Studies
Read these new case studies to see how companies have implemented energy and cost savings plans and how they may be replicated at other facilities.
PCS Nitrogen: Improved Combustion Fan System Boosts Energy Savings at Fertilizer Plant: Energy efficiency improvements at this Georgia agricultural fertilizer plant are reducing energy use by 76,400 MMBtu and saving $420,000 annually—and more savings are on the way. Read the case study.
Formosa Plastics Corporation Identifies Process Efficiency Improvements: Formosa Plastics combined a practical minimum use methodology with industry benchmark metrics to determine energy efficiency improvements at its polyethylene plant in Point Comfort, TX. Six projects were identified with potential energy savings of 115,000 MMBtu and 14 million kWh annually. Find out more.
Enhanced Pumping Assessment Tool Assesses Pump Efficiency
ITP announces an enhanced version of the popular Pumping System Assessement Tool (PSAT 2004). which will quickly determine pump system efficiency and opportunities for system improvement. New features include side-by-side comparitive analyses, built-in pump head calculator, improved motor speed estimates, and a default panel setup. More information and to download.
Visit the ITP Web site for more BestPractices technical publications, software tools, and case studies to help you improve efficiency, productivity, and the bottom line.
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ITP awards cost-shared funding for R&D and plant assessment projects through a competitive merit review process.
State Energy Program (SEP) Special Projects Solicitation
State/industry partnerships can help raise awareness of energy efficiency in large industrial plants. The Industries of the Future category of DOE's State Energy Program (SEP) Special Projects Solicitation targets large energy-intensive industrial plants to implement new energy efficiency technologies, plant-wide assessments, and software tools and training. The deadline for applications is May 2, 2005.
ITP Seeks Applications for the Plant-wide Assessment Solicitation
Don't forget to apply for the Plant-wide Assessment solicitation! The deadline for proposals is May 3, 2005. Apply now.
To learn more about project opportunities, visit ITP's solicitation page.
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