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dc.contributor.advisorFredrich, Augustine J.
dc.contributor.advisorGoss, Larry D.
dc.contributor.advisorSprouls, Eric P.
dc.contributor.authorEichenberger, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-09T18:13:46Z
dc.date.available2019-12-09T18:13:46Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12419/394
dc.descriptionThesis available in Rice Library University Archives and Special Collection.
dc.description.abstractThis research paper was completed as a requirement for the Master of Science Degree in Industrial Management at the University of Southern Indiana. It explains how competition in the electrical power industry forced electric utilities to enact aggressive cost controls to lower their operating costs. One method of lowering costs at the Rockport Power Plant involved forming a committee to investigate and complete projects aimed at improving the overall plant efficiency. This paper details the evaluation and final proposal for such a project on the electrostatic precipitator girder blower system. The committee believed major improvements could be made to this system to reduce maintenance costs and to improve the operating efficiency. The girder blower system produced too much air flow, entrained damaging moisture, and provided damaging cold air during winter operation. These three major problems were identified, the effects associated with the problems explained, and possible solutions were developed to solve each problem. Eventually, a final modification was recommended by combining the individual solutions to best solve all three problems.
dc.titleModifications to the precipitator girder blower system for solving design inadequacies
html.description.abstractThis research paper was completed as a requirement for the Master of Science Degree in Industrial Management at the University of Southern Indiana. It explains how competition in the electrical power industry forced electric utilities to enact aggressive cost controls to lower their operating costs. One method of lowering costs at the Rockport Power Plant involved forming a committee to investigate and complete projects aimed at improving the overall plant efficiency. This paper details the evaluation and final proposal for such a project on the electrostatic precipitator girder blower system. The committee believed major improvements could be made to this system to reduce maintenance costs and to improve the operating efficiency. The girder blower system produced too much air flow, entrained damaging moisture, and provided damaging cold air during winter operation. These three major problems were identified, the effects associated with the problems explained, and possible solutions were developed to solve each problem. Eventually, a final modification was recommended by combining the individual solutions to best solve all three problems.
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Science in Industrial Management
dc.typeThesis (M.S.I.M.)--University of Southern Indiana, 1996


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