Steam Systems

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    Nearly 49% of all fuel burned by U.S. manufacturers is used to raise steam. Steam heats raw materials and treats semi-finished products. It is also a power source for equipment, facility heating, and electricity generation.

    Many manufacturing facilities can recapture energy by installing more efficient steam equipment and processes and applying energy management practices. Use the software tools, training, and publications listed below to optimize performance and save energy.

    The whole system must be considered to optimize energy and cost savings. Learn more by reading about:

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    Consider improving the performance of the pumps or process heating equipment installed on steam systems.

    Also review a range of projects, analyses, protocols, and strategies to reduce industrial energy intensity and carbon emissions in specific industries and technology areas.

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