Examples of Industry Projects

Industrial Energy Efficiency Case Studies

US Steel  

  U.S. Steel’s Taconite Pellet Manufacturing Facility

 Type of Industry

 Steel products

 Energy Assessment Tool

 DOE's Process Heating Assessment Survey Tool (PHAST)

 Energy Efficiency Measure(s)

 Upgrading burners

 Project Cost

 $1.2 million

 Annual Energy Savings

 95,000 MMBtus of natural gas

 Annual Cost Savings

 $760,000

 Payback Period

 1.5 years

  Find out more at DOE's U.S. Steel Case Study.

Dow Chem  

Dow Chemical Company, St. Charles Operation

 Type of Industry

 Petrochemical

 Energy Assessment Tool

 DOE's Steam System Assessment Tool (SSAT) and DOE's 3EPlus program for insulation calculations

 Energy Efficiency Measure(s)

 Repairing leaks and failed steam traps

 Project Cost

 $225,000

 Annual Energy Savings

 272,000 MMBtus of natural gas

 Annual Cost Savings

 $1.9 million

 Payback Period

 1.5 months

 Find out more at DOE's Dow Chemical Company Case Study.

Goodyear Tire  

Goodyear Tire, Union City Plant

 

 Type of Industry

 Tire production 

 Energy Assessment Tool

 DOE's Steam System Assessment Tool (SSAT) 

 Energy Efficiency Measure(s)

 Optimize boiler operation, improve insulation

 Project Cost

 $180,000

 Annual Energy Savings

 93,000 MMBtus of natural gas and 224,000 gallons of No. 6 fuel oil

 Annual Cost Savings

 $875,000

 Payback Period

 2.5 months

  Find out more at DOE's Goodyear Tire Case Study.

  

Terra Nitrogen  

Terra Nitrogen Company, LP

 Type of Industry

 Ammonia and fertilizer plant

 Energy Assessment Tool

 DOE's Steam System Assessment Tool (SSAT) 

 Energy Efficiency Measure(s)

 Upgrading steam-powered turbines, repairing steam traps and leaks, modifying an ammonia condensing loop

 Project Cost

 $3.1 million

 Annual Energy Savings

 487,000 MMBtus

 Annual Cost Savings

 $3.5 million

 Payback Period

 11 months

Find out more at DOE's Terra Nitrogen Company Case Study.

 

Boise Inc

Boise Inc., St. Helens Paper Mill

 Type of Industry

 Packaging and paper manufacturing

 Energy Assessment Tool

 DOE's Steam System Assessment Tool (SSAT) and DOE's 3EPlus program for insulation calculations

 Energy Efficiency Measure(s)

 Lowering oxygen content of boiler stacks and implementing waste heat recovery

 Project Cost

 $31,000

 Annual Energy Savings

 154,000 MMBtus

 Annual Cost Savings

 $1 million 

 Payback Period

 Less than one month

 Find out more at DOE's Boise Inc. Case Study.
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