other industrial applications involving steam,
gas and liquids. EMCO product lines include
in-line and insertion vortex flow meters,
insertion turbine flow meters, Doppler and
transit-time ultrasonic flow meters, electromagnetic flow meters, flow processors and
TAS Receives Export
TAS, the world's leading provider of
large-capacity packaged chilled-water systems
for use in Turbine Inlet Cooling of gas turbines for power plants and for use in building HVAC and District Cooling systems, is
the recipient of this year's Robert A. Mosbacher, Sr. Award for Export Excellence.
Tom Pierson, founder and CEO, accepted
the award on behalf of TAS at the 2005
World Trade Gala in Houston.
TAS earned the Mosbacher Award for
demonstrating gross sales of more than
$20 annually and for demonstrating innovative exporting methods and contributions
to the development of the Houston region’s
international business community. The
company provides modular energy solutions
for the power, process and HVAC industries.
The company, a pioneer of the packaged plant concept, has successfully manufactured more than 160 systems comprising
a cooling capacity in excess of 360,000 tons
in its local 200,000 sq ft manufacturing
facility near downtown Houston.
In accepting this recognition, Tom
Pierson noted “TAS is thankful to be based
in Houston which is a great place for providing our business with an abundance of
engineering and management talent, and
a unique blend of skilled professionals
from the power generation, refrigeration,
packaging, and process industries which
are all required for our packaged energy
solutions. The Port of Houston has been a
great asset for shipping our products and
we have found excellent partners in banking, international finance, risk management,
logistics and deal structuring as well as our
local global customers, who have helped
to make our international business ventures successful.”
New CHP Project Analysis
RETScreen International has released
a new CHP Project Analysis Model that
can be used to evaluate the energy production, life-cycle costs and greenhouse
gas emissions reduction for combined heat
and power projects. Available online free of
charge, the model can be used for several
applications including power, heating,
cooling, single or multiple buildings,
industrial processes, communities, district
heating and district cooling. The model
accounts for emerging rules under the
Kyoto Protocol and can be downloaded in
The RETScreen Web site is managed
by the CANMET Energy Technology Centre,
a division of Natural Resources Canada.
For additional information or to download
the software, visit www.retscreen.net.
DFW: Star of Energy Efficiency
The Alliance to Save Energy has selected
Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International
Airport Board as a recipient of its 2005
Star of Energy Efficiency Award, an honor
recognizing contributors to the cause of
energy efficiency. The award will be presented at ceremonies Oct. 20 at the National
Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
DFW was chosen for the award based
on its “pursuit [of] and corporate commitment to efficient and environmentally energy
use.” In 2001, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced ambient
clean air ozone standards requiring DFW to
reduce its NOx emissions by 70 percent.
Since then, and long before, DFW officials
have campaigned to reduce operating
expenses for all their tenants through
reduced energy use.
Key components of DFW’s campaign
have included a $122 million upgrade and
expansion of its 30-year-old district heating
and cooling plant, replacing all chillers,
boilers, and light and automated controls
with more efficient, state-of-the-art equipment. The airport also installed a 6 million-gal thermal storage system to shift electrical
load off-peak. Several energy management
initiatives were also put in place to reduce
energy use in passenger terminals and
supporting airport facilities.
Since 2001, DFW has reduced its energy
use at the central plant by 28 percent and
energy use per square foot served by the
plant by 39 percent. This resulted in a total
avoided energy use of 25 million MMBtu,
or $150 million in today’s energy prices. In
addition, NOx emissions are expected to
be reduced by 86 percent.
DFW is the world’s third-busiest airport,
offering 2,300 flights a day to 152 domestic
and international destinations.
Vattenfall Sells Stake
Vattenfall AB announced it will sell its
35. 3 percent stake in Danish energy utility
group Elsam AS to the Danish state-owned
Danish Olie og Naturgas AS (DONG). In
exchange for selling its stake, Vattenfall
will acquire a considerable presence in the
combined heat and power and wind power
markets in Denmark. It will take over approximately 24 percent of the generation capacity
of Elsam and Energi E2, excluding the
Avedoere II power station, where Vattenfall’s
holding will be transferred to DONG/
Elsam/E2. DONG and Elsam are together the
majority owner of Danish utility group E2.
The assets Vattenfall will acquire include
the Nordkraft power plant in Aalborg, the
Fynsverket plant in Odense, the Amagerverket
plant in Amager, and plants in Helsingoer
and Hilleroed. Vattenfall will also take over
Elsam’s on-shore wind power assets and
60 percent of the Horns Rev wind farm.