Energy is a critical issue for facilities around the world. Undiscovered and uncorrected energy waste represents tremendous savings. The resources provided in the Energy Resource Center will help you use measurement data to support the decisions and actions that reduce energy consumption and cost, while increasing energy efficiency, by focusing on issues such as:
- Equipment upgrade analysis and ROI
- Supply/demand right-sizing and optimization
- Justification for introducing controls and automation
- Applications for utility incentives
What is energy?
- Energy is measured in Joule (j).
- The energy of one Joule in one second = one Watt (W).
- We use energy to produce work.
- When we do, a part of the original energy is transformed into thermal energy.
- We call that energy loss and the amount of that loss defines the efficiency of a process.
- Ideal electric motor efficiency is 80-90%.
- That means 80-90% of the electrical energy is transformed into work and 10-20% into heat.
- If a motor gets warmer than it should, efficiency decreases and energy is wasted
- How much can you save?
- Depends on size and age, on type of facility, and on scope of energy logging
- Facilities with good proactive-maintenance programs can expect to identify savings of 10-20%
- Facilities where maintenance still fights a lot of fires can identify savings of up to 30%
The materials in this resource center were designed to help you measure energy efficiency, design an energy measurement program for your facility and justify the program to management. Review the case studies and success stories to see how other professionals conducted energy management programs and what they learned, view videos and webinars on how you can manage energy efficiency, use the checklists for step by step instructions on what should be checked when measuring energy consumption. The Interactive illustrations guide you through a facility to see locations of potential energy loss. If you want in-depth information sign up for The Fluke Energy Seminar and learn about managing energy efficiency and reducing energy costs in your facility.