Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Quick Plant Energy Profiler Evaluates Energy Management

Developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Quick Plant Energy Profiler Software Tool is one of several free web-based programs developed by the DOE to help U.S. industry improve energy management at industrial facilities. The software is designed for industrial plant managers and personal who have access to basic information about major energy-consuming systems at their industrial plants.

Simple to use, energy managers or boiler operators can complete a plant profile in about an hour. The Quick PEP tool asks for:

• Average utility bill information
• Average production information
• Major energy-using systems
• Score cards (optional)
• Average energy usage information

Once the information is input, Quick PEP tool can produce a profile that includes:

• The Quick PEP tool will provide the following:
• Energy use and cost per unit of production
• Annual purchased energy graphs and tables
• Potential annual energy savings graphs and tables
• Customized list of next steps, including recommended ITP software tools for further analysis of specific systems

Once registered, the Quick PEP case Quick PEP provides a customized, printable report that shows the details of energy purchases at the plant, how energy is consumed at the plant, potential cost and energy savings at the plant, and a list of next steps that you can follow to get you started saving energy at your plant. There is also an online tutorial, which provides key definitions and step-by-step instructions.

One of the most compelling portions of the report is how much energy each major systems in your plant use on an annual basis. Even if you are unsure of percentages of total electricity or total fuel/steam that each system uses, Quick PEP is equipped with industry averages.

In addition to evaluating the savings opportunities provided by the software, Benz Air Engineering can help your plant review the information and prioritize energy management systems around your boiler. Or, simply fill out and return a brief one-page questionnaire.

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