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Dana, et al.--
Please don't forget other energy opportunities such as lighting. While not
necessarily specific to refining, there's the example of a Premcor Refinery
in Port Arthur, TX that plans to save approximately $172,000 per year in
electric energy costs by using low glare, fully shielded, lower wattage
lights. See item in the International Dark-Sky Association June '01
newsletter at http://www.darksky.org/ida/newsltrs/40-49/nl45.html .
IDA http://www.darksky.org/ and the Virginia Outdoor Lighting Taskforce
http://www.volt.org/ are good sources for information on outdoor lighting
efficiency. Those organizations are interesting in protecting a threatened
resource--the dark starry night--from light pollution. But from a more
conventional P2 perspective saved energy means reduced air emissions as well
as water and waste impacts.
DOE has some resources and programs for steam, compressed air, and pumps and
motors. See http://www.oit.doe.gov/bestpractices/ for some resources,
software, and other tools the refineries may find useful.
I hope this is helpful.
Innovative Technology Manager
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 10009 629 E.Main St.
Richmond VA 23240-0009 Richmond VA 23219-2429
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From: "Dana Codell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, on 05/17/2001 5:21 PM:
To: SMTP@RCHMD.01@Servers["email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>]
I will be visiting two oil refineries next week to conduct energy
efficiency and pollution prevention assessments. As of yet, I do not
know a lot about the equipment and practices involved in the refining
process. Any information regarding potential improvements that can be
made in the process, or ideas on what I should look for during the
assessments (P2 and E2 opportunities) would be a great help.
Industrial Assessment Center
Colorado State University