Optimize energy use in industrial cooling systems

Michael R. Muller, Michael B. Muller, Prakash Rao

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Chilled-water cooling systems used in the chemical processing, petroleum manufacturing, and power generation industries remain fertile ground for electrical energy savings. A discussion on cooling system along with the appropriate temperature and flowrate measurements to help identify ways to cash in on these savings covers energy consumption; neglected chilling systems; potential areas for improvement; estimation of the cost savings associated with upgrading the chiller; retrofitting head pressures; and evaluation of cooling tower performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-23
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Engineering Progress
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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