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David W. Spitzer, P.E.

David W. Spitzer, P.E.

Principal at Spitzer and Boyes, LLC

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After receiving his MSEE in optimal control, David obtained over 40 years experience in many facets of instrumentation, process control, electrical, and utility engineering, including conceptualization, estimating, design, construction, startup, operation, troubleshooting, and teaching. David is a registered Professional Engineer and also served on the board of directors of Weed Instrument. He has worked for United States Steel, Mobay Chemical, and Nepera Chemical, and has consulted for numerous other companies worldwide. David has been on the editorial advisory boards of Intech, Intech Brasil, Flow Control magazines, and on various ASME committees for the measurement of fluid flow. He is an author of several textbooks used in the industry and has taught numerous training seminars internationally for over 30 years.


Posts by David W. Spitzer, P.E.

Air vs. Steam Atomization Part 8 – Economics (Plant Air Production)

Posted on October 5th, 2017 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Previous posts discussed incineration, atomization and associated stack losses. The air compressor is loaded for approximately 30 seconds while drawing 400 kW of electrical energy and unloaded for approximately 60 seconds while drawing 60 kW. Continue reading “Air vs. Steam Atomization Part 8 – Economics (Plant Air Production)” »

Air vs. Steam Atomization Part 7 – Economics (Stack Losses)

Posted on September 14th, 2017 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Previous posts discussed incineration and atomization. Atomizing with air instead of steam effectively relocates some combustion air to the liquid waste nozzles and eliminates the need for atomization steam. Continue reading “Air vs. Steam Atomization Part 7 – Economics (Stack Losses)” »

Air vs. Steam Atomization Part 6 – Economics

Posted on September 7th, 2017 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Previous posts discussed the incineration and atomization processes as related to air compressor capacity. It may seem that quite a bit of investigative work and thinking has been done without putting pencil to paper to determine if it makes economic sense to use air atomization instead of steam atomization. Continue reading “Air vs. Steam Atomization Part 6 – Economics” »

Air vs. Steam Atomization Part 5 – Compressor Capacity

Posted on August 17th, 2017 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Previous posts discussed the incineration and atomization processes. The fact that the compressor currently unloads indicates that there is additional air compressor capacity that is currently not being used. Continue reading “Air vs. Steam Atomization Part 5 – Compressor Capacity” »

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