Resource Efficiency of Processing Plants
Monitoring and Improvement
1. Edition February 2018
XXIV, 504 Pages, Hardcover
With authors from industry and academia, this book offers comprehensive information about current research and best practice processes for the resource efficient operation of processing plants.
This monograph provides foundations, methods, guidelines and examples for monitoring and improving resource efficiency during the operation of processing plants and for improving their design.
The measures taken to improve their energy and resource efficiency are strongly influenced by regulations and standards which are covered in Part I of this book. Without changing the actual processing equipment, the way how the processes are operated can have a strong influence on the resource efficiency of the plants and this potential can be exploited with much smaller investments than needed for the introduction of new process technologies. This aspect is the focus of Part II. In Part III we discuss physical changes of the process technology such as heat integration, synthesis and realization of optimal processes, and industrial symbiosis.
The last part deals with the people that are needed to make these changes possible and discusses the path towards a resource efficiency culture.
Written with industrial solutions in mind, this text will benefit practitioners as well as the academic community.
Understanding the Process and its Integration in Large Complexes
Defining Resource Efficiency for the Given Process by a Resource Efficiency Audit
Measure the Right Parameters to Find Potential and Maintain Improvement
Use New Real Time Resource Efficiency Indicators for Reporting, Decision Support and Optimisation of Operation
Derive Long Term Objectives for Projects and Infrastructure Improvement
The Minimisation of Waste and Losses (Energy and Material)
The Optimisation of Process Operation, Especially Concerning Reproducibility and More Efficient Partial Loads
An Improvement of Energy and Material (i.e. Resource) Recovery
A More Real-Time Resource Efficient Operation Based on Resource Availability
CONCEPT OF ENERGY AND RESOURCE EFFICIENCY
Classification of the Process Industries in the Broader Scale
Resource and Energy Intensity
The Concept of Energy and Resource Efficiency
STATE OF THE ART ENERGY AND RESOURCE EFFICIENCY MANAGEMENT
Resource Efficiency and Energy Efficiency
Energy and Resource Efficiency in the Context of Energy Management
Impact of Regulation
Energy and Resource Efficiency Reporting Today
ENERGY AND RESOURCE EFFICIENCY ANALYSIS KPIS
New Resource Efficiency Metrics for Variable Time Scales
Structural Modelling for Reporting
Benchmarking of Processes
Introduction to Measurement Errors
Data Reconciliation Calculation
New Trends in Gross Error Detection
MEASURING AND ESTIMATION OF UNKNOWN QUANTITIES
Standard Measurements in Processing Plants
Measurement Concepts for Low Error Measurements
Quality Measurements (Onlite, Atline)
PART II - PROCESS MONITORING AND IMPROVEMENT
ENERGY AND RESOURCE EFFICIENCY AUDITS
PROCESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND INSTRUMENTATION FOR RESOURCE EFFICIENCY
PROCESS OPERATION: VISUALISATION, DECISION SUPPORT AND OPTIMISATION
Future Financial Optimisation Options
STRUCTURAL OPTIMISATION: sOptimo and sOptimo+
PROCESS EQUIPMENT RETROFIT
ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE FOR RESOURCE EFFICIENCY
PART III ? INDUSTRY BEST PRACTICE EXAMPLES
He is the former chairman of the NAMUR working group on Process Dynamics and Operations and currently the chairman of the NAMUR working group on Energy Efficiency and member of a sister working group in VIK.
Stefan Krämer received his PhD at Technische Universität Dortmund (Germany), where he still teaches Batch Process Operation. He managed to build a reputation in the area of process control and energy efficiency and keeps publishing practical and scientific contributions in the areas of process modelling, process control, energy management and energy and resource efficiency.
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Engell has been Professor and Chair of Process Dynamics and Operations in the Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering at Technische Universität Dortmund (Germany) since 1990.
Professor Engell is an internationally renowned scientist in the field of process control and process operations and has published more than 400 scientific papers. He has been involved in several cooperative projects with industry, among others the EU FP 7 projects DYMASOS and MORE, and currently coordinates the EU Horizon 2020 SPIRE project CoPro - Improved energy and resource efficiency by better coordination of production in the process industries.
Professor Engell is a recipient of a European Research Council Advanced Investigator Grant and Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control. He received best paper awards from Journal of Process Control in 2007 and Computers and Chemical Engineering in 2016. He also edited the book "Logistics of Chemical Production Processes" published by Wiley-VCH.