IMPROVING STEAM SYSTEM PERFORMANCE: A SOURCEBOOK FOR INDUSTRY
Improving Steam System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry
was developed or the U.S. Department o Energy’s (DOE)Advanced Manuacturing Oce (AMO), ormerly the Industrial Technologies Program. AMO undertook this project as a series osourcebook publications. Other topics in this series include: compressed air systems, pumping systems, an systems, processheating, and motor and drive systems. For more inormation about program resources, see AMO in the Where to Find Help sectiono this publication.AMO, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, wish to thank the sta at the many organizations that so generously assistedin the collection and updates o data or this sourcebook. The Alliance to Save Energy, The American Boiler Manuacturers Associa-tion (ABMA), the Council o Industrial Boiler Operators (CIBC), the National Insulation Association (NIA), and the North AmericanInsulation Manuacturers Association (NAIMA) provided valuable assistance in developing, compiling, and reviewing the original andupdated versions o the publication.AMO appreciates the participation o the Steam Technical Subcommittee. Special thanks are extended to its co-chairs, Dr. AnthonyWright o the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (recently retired), and Glenn Hahn o Spirax-Sarco, or providing extensive technicalguidance and review throughout the preparation and update o this edition. The eorts o these program and committee participantsare greatly appreciated:Joe Almaguer, Dow Chemical CompanyWilliam Behr, Kelly EngineeringLarry Blanchfeld, Northrop GrummanBill Brayman, Brayman Insulation Consultants, LLCRol Butters, U.S. Department o EnergyDeborah Bloom, Nalco Company*Sean Casten, Recycled Energy Development*Steve Connor, Cleaver-BrooksRobert Crosby, Baltimore Gas and ElectricDan Dvorak, DupontFred Fendt, DOW Chemical CompanyBruce Gorelick, Enercheck Systems*Robert Grin, Enbridge Gas Distribution, Canada*Bill Haman, Iowa Energy CenterDr. Greg Harrell, University o Tennessee-Knoxville*Thomas Henry, Armstrong Service*Carroll Hooper, Steam Solutions, Inc.*Michele Jones, National Insulation AssociationJames Kumana, Kumana and Associates*Andrew W. Larkin, Trigen Energy Corporation*David Lostead, Nalco CompanyCharles Marsh, U.S. Army Corps o EngineersMichaela Martin, Oak Ridge National LaboratoryLloyd Mason, Condensate Return Specialists*Gil McCoy, EERE Inormation Center*Sachin Nimbalkar, Oak Ridge National LaboratoryWilliam Orthwein, U.S. Department o EnergyKelly Pael, Swagelok*Vestal Tutterow, Project Perormance CorporationTony Wright, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Retired)Richard Wells, Bulldog Boiler, Ltd.Tom Wenning, Oak Ridge National LaboratoryAdditionally, the contributions o the ollowing participants are appreciated or their review o and suggestions or this sourcebook:Georey Halley, American Boiler Manuacturers AssociationScott Nunnery, Swagelok Energy Advisors, Inc.W. Randall Rawson, American Boiler Manuacturers Association*Douglas Riley, Millennium Chemical*Thomas Scheetz, BASF*John Todd, Yarway Corporation*Prepared or: The United States Department o Energy, Advanced Manuacturing OcePrepared by: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, COLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Washington, DC*Resource Dynamics Corporation, Vienna, VA*
*Contributor to the frst edition, published in 2004.
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