Energy Efficiency Opportunity
Calculator for Small and Medium Sized Manufacturers
The purpose of this tool is to provide managers or engineers at
small or medium-sized manufacturing plants with a list of
questions and a calculator so that they can quickly assess
whether they have opportunities for energy and cost savings at
their facility. Typically, engineers and managers at these types
of facilities have neither the time nor the data to conduct an
in-depth analysis of their energy systems. However, case studies
of energy project implementation have shown that many facilities
can achieve energy cost savings of up to10-15% with little
capital investment. The purpose of this tool is to assist these
managers to identify where their 15% of energy cost savings
might be found. The calculator will estimate the potential
savings based on your inputs, for 16 energy cost reduction
projects commonly identified at manufacturing plants, from
reducing compressed air leaks to improving controls.
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Energy-Efficiency Assessment Tool
for Chemical Plants and Refineries Running at Low Rates
During periods of low production, systems designed for maximum
throughput will run inefficiently on a MMBTU/pound basis.
Compounding this issue, plants with low production generally do
not have any funds for making improvements or correcting this
inefficiency, if it requires a capital budget. Under these
circumstances, plant energy assessment recommendations that
called for capital projects have little chance of being
implemented, nor will they necessarily address the inefficiency.
The Texas IOF Chemical and Refining Advisory Committee
identified the need for an assessment approach that could be
used by chemical plants and refineries running at low production
rates. This tool provides a systematic approach for identifying
opportunities to improve energy utilitization at chemical plants
and refineries running at low production rates.
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