From the archives: Best practices on insulation

Energy efficiency is a major concern today, but plant staffs have long known of the importance of energy conservation – and PLANT ENGINEERING readers have been receiving updates on energy best practices for nearly 60 years. In June 2003, Christopher Russell from the Alliance to Save Energy was sharing this insight: “If purchased fuel is the 'currency’ of an industrial plant...

06/01/2006


Energy efficiency is a major concern today, but plant staffs have long known of the importance of energy conservation %%MDASSML%% and PLANT ENGINEERING readers have been receiving updates on energy best practices for nearly 60 years. In June 2003, Christopher Russell from the Alliance to Save Energy was sharing this insight:

“If purchased fuel is the 'currency’ of an industrial plant’s energy budget, then mechanical insulation is one of its 'savings’ components. Just as savings have a specific place in a financial plan for creating wealth, so does insulation play a role in optimizing a plant’s valuable energy resources.”

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