Industrial Energy Management

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Energy Management is a win-win. Meet environmental objectives while reducing production costs, maintenance expenditures, and other operational expenses.

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How Does It Work? How Do We Deliver It?

With our Energy Management deliverable, Allied Reliability makes direct links between applicable defects to potential savings opportunities. When a defect is present, not only does it put equipment at risk of operational failure, but it also performs less efficiently, reduces quality, increases energy usage, and increases greenhouse gas emissions. To help our client identify these opportunities, Allied Reliability offers both one-off and combined services including:

STEAM SYSTEM ANALYSIS

Allied Reliability uses condition monitoring technologies like infrared thermography and ultrasound to identify system defects such as a faulty steam trap. We can identify such cases and quantify the cost of the defect both in dollars and greenhouse gas emissions.

LEAK SURVEYS

Allied Reliability identifies leaks within your facilities such as compressed air, gases, lubricants, and even product that, if left unattended, lead to the continuous waste of energy and product, and potential safety risks.

HEAT TRANSFER ANALYSIS

Allied Reliability identifies and reports inefficient transfer of heat. Specifically, this deliverable focuses on transfer systems, piping, refrigeration, storage, etc., identifying, and quantifying defects within these systems that both improve operational variability and increase energy efficiency.

BUILDING ENVELOPE ANALYSIS

Allied Reliability uses cutting-edge technologies to develop an accurate and detailed “big picture” of the facility’s energy performance. Armed with this information, our customers can select the most appropriate and cost-effective strategies for repair and renovation.

ENERGY AUDITS

Plant energy audits are comprehensive evaluations of the actual performance of a plant’s energy-using systems and equipment compared against the designed performance level or the industry best practice. As a part of this audit, Allied Reliability incorporates condition monitoring technologies and services to help companies identify immediate actions for improving energy performance, prioritizing projects, and tracking their energy management progress.

ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Energy Management efforts should be cohesive and work towards the same goal of minimizing energy costs, ensuring a reliable energy supply, and identifying energy savings opportunities. Allied Reliability helps our clients develop strategic and comprehensive Energy Management Programs that recognize industry standards such as ISO 50001, ISO 9001, and the like.

ENERGY MANAGEMENT TRAINING

Allied Reliability has a robust training offering that covers all topics related to equipment reliability, operational excellence, and condition monitoring technology uses and applications, as well as Energy Management training that identifies links between Operations and Maintenance.

FULL-TIME ENERGY ENGINEER

We have the capability of supplying dedicated resources for your energy efforts, whether the need is the identification of opportunities, leading projects, analyzing data, or training internal company personnel on the intricacies of Energy Management.

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Route to Value If your environment sounds like this... Start here...

1

  • No explicit energy policy exists.
  • No information system, monitoring activity to underpin review process, accounting for energy consumption, or reporting.
  • No evidence of assignment of energy efficiency tasks and duties
  • No consideration is given to energy efficiency during working operations; no operational energy targets set.
  • Foundational Energy Awareness Training
  • Energy Current State Assessment, including:
    • Energy Usage Maps
    • Evaluation of Operational and Maintenance
    • Impacts on Energy
    • Steam System Analysis
    • Leak Detection

2

  • Only an unwritten or uncoordinated set of guidelines exists.
  • Energy review activity is based on revenue costs. Reports are only issued if prompted by a business need.
  • Unwritten set of energy responsibility assignments.
  • Energy-saving techniques are only adopted where they can be easily accommodated within traditional working practices. Operational energy targets are set by default through budget-setting procedures.
  • Building Envelope Analysis
  • Heat Transfer Analysis
  • Development and Integration of Energy-Related Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

3

  • An unadopted energy policy is set by the energy manager or senior department manager.
  • Occasional technical energy efficiency reviews; regular financial checks. Occasional issue of energy efficiency status reports.
  • Some staff and departments have written energy responsibilities.
  • Strategic and Tactical Energy Management Program Development Recognizing Standards such as ISO 14001 and 50001
  • Defined Energy Management Responsibility Assignments (Who is "Responsible, Accountable, Supportive, Consulted, and Informed")
  • Targeted Energy Management Training

4

  • There is a formal energy policy, but no active commitment from senior management.
  • Frequent energy efficiency reviews using monitored consumption data. Current status reports issued annually to shareholders and staff; performance reports shared with staff.
  • List of energy responsibilities and their assignment exist for key energy staff and all departments.
  • Staff are aware of how they affect energy use and follow all good housekeeping measures to save energy.
  • Developed PM and PdM Maintenance Strategies, Optimizing Equipment Reliability and Energy Efficiency.
  • Continuous Energy Monitoring and Analysis.

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