Steam Digest 2002 Promotes System Optimization/Fuel-Saving Best Practices
November 26, 2003
Manufacturers seeking relief from rising fuel bills and plant reliability concerns will benefit from a new reference guide, Steam Digest 2002, the third volume of steam system best practices produced jointly by Alliance to Save Energy and the U.S. DOE's Industrial Technologies Program. The compendium of 14 scholarly articles, authored by industry stakeholders, covers the technical and managerial aspects of industrial steam facility optimization.
Steam is a major element of industrial energy usehe combined steam requirements of manufacturing and institutional facilities represent approximately one-tenth of annual U.S. energy consumption, or nine quadrillion Btu. By improving steam system operations, your plant can reduce costs and control operating risk.
Seven of the 14 articles in the new volume discuss optimizing steam efficiency and technical elements at a facility. Four of the articles present results from steam case studies and benchmarking projects done through steam assessments. Other articles address the energy climate for steam efficiency, diagnostic software available, outsourcing trends, and program resources developed by DOE.
Single copies of Steam Digest 2002 are available without charge on CD-ROM from the Industrial Technologies Clearinghouse or (800) 862-2086. Copies of the entire publication, as well as individual articles, also can be downloaded from DOE's BestPractices Web site. Visit the Best Practices site for more free technical resources, publications, diagnostic software, and case studies. Links to steam-specific BestPractices resources can also be found at www.steamingahead.org.