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Industrial energy management.

Stephens RH; Kosstrin HM; Pavlakis DE
The recirculation of industrial exhaust air: proceedings of a symposium, October 6-7, 1977, Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 78-141, 1978 Apr; :55-70
Guidelines on industrial energy management to insure sufficient energy resources in the future were delineated. Topics that were addressed included a summary of the energy problem; goals of the National Energy Plan including reducing energy demand, switching to coal, and developing new energy resources; and the immediate alternative of reducing energy consumption. The alternatives that energy designers are faced with in trying to develop rational energy conservation strategies were discussed in relation to current usage, space heating requirements, industrial versus commercial situations, and estimated net benefits. Two techniques considered to be vitally important to energy management were the energy planning model, which concentrated on energy strategy and focused primarily on the energy supply situation; and the industrial energy audit, which was a tactical recipe for energy conservation focusing on the demand side of the energy equation. The authors conclude that energy conservation must be a corporate endeavor that is given a high priority from the company's top management. It's objectives are to set reasonable goals, monitor and report energy utilization, and promote communication on energy conservation at all levels.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-77-0056; Industrial-safety; Industrial-design; Exhaust-systems; Industrial-environment; Work-environment; Industrial-engineering; Work-operations; Work-practices;
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The recirculation of industrial exhaust air: proceedings of a symposium, October 6-7, 1977, Cincinnati, Ohio
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