Energy Sustainability

Costs in the Crosshairs Flow resistance and duct leakage are prime causes of gas handling system inefficiencies – decreasing performance, creating stratification at emissions measurement sites, and resulting in added costs. MDS’ unique combination of environmental engineering and aerodynamics provides the ideal basis for generating new sustainable development solutions. In today’s economy, small gains can mean big differences.

Reducing flow resistance and leakage in gas handling systems will provide:

  • Increased production capacity – minor improvements mean major savings
  • Improved gas distribution into and out of pollution control systems
  • Reduced ID fan power consumption
  • Limited cold spots where air leaking in can cause corrosion
  • Erosion protection, and
  • Reduced particulate accumulation

Identify the Problems

  • Optimization of ducting and connections to and from process equipment is often based on fabrication cost and does not always minimize resistance to gas flow. Additional fan energy is then required to overcome flow resistance.
  • Corrosion, damaged gaskets, metal fatigue and aging of materials, such as those used to make expansion joints, can all cause leaks. It is important to identify sources of leakage, and understand why they developed and how they can be minimized.

Call in the MDS Solutions

  • Flow conditioning – based on fluid dynamics
  • Mechanical improvements
  • Trade off analysis to determine cost vs. potential profit savings

Additional Benefits

  • A business may be eligible for supplemental funding for initiating energy efficiency improvement projects that result in a reduction of GHG emissions, and converge towards sustainable development.