Handbook on energy audit and environment management

The world over, energy resources are getting scarcer and the

energy costs are consistently going up. The share of energy

costs in total production costs in most of the industries is

rather significant. Reduction in energy costs can, therefore,

improve profit levels in all the industries. This reduction

can be achieved by improving the efficiency of industrial

equipment and operations.

Energy audits play an important role in identifying

energy conservation opportunities in the industrial sector.

While they do not provide a final answer to the problem,

they do help in identifying the existing potential for energy

conservation, and inducing the companies to direct their

efforts in this area in a focused manner.

Chapter 1 - Industrial energy conservation: an overview

Chapter 2 - Electric motors

Chapter 3 - Lighting

Chapter 4 - Electrical load management

Chapter 5 - Power quality

Chapter 6 - Energy management information system

Chapter 7 - Boilers

Chapter 8 - Compressed air network

Chapter 9 - Steam distribution systems

Chapter 10 - Refrigeration and air-conditioning

Chapter 11 - Pumps and pumping systems

Chapter 12 - Fans and blowers

Chapter 13 - Cooling tower

Chapter 14 - Industrial furnaces

Chapter 15 - Thermic fluid heaters

Chapter 16 - Diesel generating sets

Chapter 17 - Water audit and conservation

Chapter 18 - Solar energy options for industries

Chapter 19 - Energy, climate change, and clean development mechanism

Chapter 20 - Environmental management in industries

Chapter 21 - Future cleaner energy options

Index