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Aeration Control System Design

Aeration Control System Design

Learn how to design and implement successful aeration control systems. Combining principles and practices from mechanical, electrical, and environmental engineering, this book enables you to analyze, design, implement, and test automatic wastewater aeration control systems and processes. It brings together all the process requirements, mechanical equipment operations, instrumentation and controls, carefully explaining how all of these elements are integrated into successful aeration control systems. Moreover, Aeration Control System Design features a host of practical, state-of-the-technology tools for determining energy and process improvements, payback calculations, system commissioning, and more.

Author Thomas E. Jenkins has three decades of hands-on experience in every phase of aeration control systems design and implementation.  Inside the book, readers will find:

  • Full integration of process, mechanical, and electrical engineering considerations
  • Alternate control strategies and algorithms that provide better performance than conventional proportional-integral-derivative control
  • Practical considerations and analytical techniques for system evaluation and design
  • New feedforward control technologies and advanced process monitoring systems

To purchase this book, visit http://www.wiley.com.

 

EPA ENERGY STAR - Energy Treasure Hunt Guide Book

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program is providing an energy management resource, Energy Treasure Hunts: Simple Steps to Finding Energy Savings.  This guide book draws upon the best practices of ENERGY STAR partner organizations that use energy treasure hunts to engage employees in finding low cost energy saving opportunities from behavioral, operational, and maintenance oriented actions.  By using internal resources already among a business’ assets, an organization is able to use the Energy Treasure Hunt process to build energy teams and internal processes for managing energy with a focus on continuous improvement.

To read this new guide visit www.energystar.gov/treasurehunt.

 

New Variable Frequency Drives Fact Sheet from CEE

The Motor Decisions Matter campaign of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency announces the release of a new fact sheet on Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs). VFDs are devices that improve the efficiency of electric motor-driven systems by varying motor input frequency and voltage to control motor speed. Many plant managers overlook the energy saving potential of these devices, but the cost of electricity over a motor’s lifetime far outweighs the motor’s purchase price. While VFDs have been available for some time, they must be matched correctly with existing motor systems in order to achieve optimal electricity savings. The new fact sheet is targeted toward business decision makers and helps simplify what might otherwise be a complex decision given competing business priorities: if your facility moves air or water, then it is worth the time to assess the costs and benefits of installing VFDs.

Visit www.motorsmatter.org to pick up the VFD Fact Sheet.