DOE-sponsored energy program yields big savings for Flying J refinery

A Salt Lake City refinery recently implemented recommendations that resulted from an innovative energy best practices program.By implementing the recommendations, the Flying J refinery reduced electrical consumption by 5-6% and lowered purchased natural gas use by 35-40%. That resulted in cost savings of approximately $900,000 in the first year.A US Department of Energy (DOE) showcase enabled Flying J to combine input from DOE-sponsored energy experts and university personnel with industry-specific insight and recommendations from UOP LLC, resulting in a comprehensive evaluation of plant-wide energy use.Refinery participationAs a participant in the Utah 2001 Industry Showcase (see box on ...

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