Promoting Sustainable Practices through Energy Engineering and Asset Management

Promoting Sustainable Practices through Energy Engineering and Asset Management

Vicente González-Prida (University of Seville, Spain) and Anthony Raman (NTEC Tertiary Group, New Zealand)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: March, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 402
ISBN13: 9781466682221|ISBN10: 1466682221|EISBN13: 9781466682238|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8222-1


Green technologies and energy-efficient practices have become two of the most prevalent issues in global society. However, many countries still lack the technology or resources needed to implement sustainable practices within their societies.

Promoting Sustainable Practices through Energy Engineering and Asset Management discusses the challenges that the developing world faces when implementing and utilizing environmentally friendly techniques. This publication is a crucial reference source for managers, scientists, technology developers, and engineers interested in the adoption of sustainable practices in developing countries.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing Countries
  • Energy Dependability
  • Environmental Issues
  • Green Energy
  • Industrial Management
  • Reliability Analysis
  • Sustainability

Reviews and Testimonials

Industrial engineers survey installations, mathematics and methodologies of sustainable energy production in industrializing countries. Their topics include assessing the profitability of changing a turbine for a hydroelectric power plant based on long-period water gauge readings, electricity production from small-scale photovoltaics in urban areas, the topicalities and peculiarities of integrating renewable energy sources into the Ukrainian power grids and heating system, mathematical and stochastic models for reliability in repairable industrial physical assets, and a low carbon footprint as the supply chain agenda in Malaysian manufacturing firms.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Vicente González-Prida received a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Seville, and an Executive MBA from the Chamber of Commerce. He currently works as Program Manager in the company General Dynamics – European Land Systems. He shares his professional performance with the development of research projects in the Department of Industrial Organization and Management at the University of Seville. He has written a multitude of articles for conferences and publications. His main interest is related to industrial asset management, specifically the reliability (design specification, data analysis), maintenance (outsourcing, e-maintenance), and sales management (cost analysis, logistics, organization). Recently, he has published the book After-Sales Service of Engineering Industrial Assets from Springer-Verlag.
Anthony Raman is an Academic Staff Member at NTEC Tertiary Group, New Zealand. He has extensive experience within multicultural, bicultural, international and indigenous environments focusing in education & training and international business development. In the past, he held managerial and senior positions in two large public educational institutions in New Zealand and practiced international business consultancy. His qualifications are a postgraduate qualification in Marketing, Associateship of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and a postgraduate level Graduate Certificate in Research Methods. Apart from being a Charted Marketer with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK), he is an elected Council Member and a Registered Professional Marketer with the Canadian Institute of Marketing.