December 2006

Special Report: Plant Design and Engineering

Spot energy-savings opportunities in your plant

Choosing the appropriate equipment design and other system components can improve system reliability and save money

Patel, S., Petro-Canada

Energy costs, and it impacts the environment. Energy needs to be managed well to increase the business's profitability and competitiveness. Setting up and running an effective energy management program takes time, effort and requires commitment not only from engineers and managers but from upper management, too. However, most facility engineers and managers are able to devote only a small amount of time directly to energy management. Nevertheless, this should not rule out effectiveness. Experience has shown that owners, managers or engineers involved in any hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) facility already possess invaluable basic knowledge about plant operation. This – together

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