PLANT WIDE ENERGY ASSESSMENTS

PLANT WIDE ENERGY ASSESSMENTS

Petro Chemical Energy specializes in energy efficiency and reliability improvement.

We will provide you with a system wide energy system assessment addressing all aspects of energy generation, distribution, and consumption. The Assessment will include a review of historical operating data provided by the Company (no measurements will be made by the assessor). The process of working with on-site personnel in both a meeting room and field settings will be followed as is described below.

The Assessment will follow the Pareto Principle with the intent of identifying the majority of the opportunities with minimal resources. A focus of identifying low to no cost opportunities will be maintained while still collecting all potential savings opportunities. Site personnel will be involved in discussions and inspections during the entire on-site process. Personnel involved often include utility engineer, operations representative, process engineer, maintenance representative, etc.

The assessment process will include:

Energy Assessment Preparation (completed prior to on-site assessment)

  • Trend recent energy consumption and costs for analysis
  • Compute/confirm unit costs for all utilities
  • Compute energy per unit of product
  • Evaluate utility supply options
  • Develop one-line utility balances
  • Review past energy activities considered but never implemented
  • Select members of core Survey team and facility area participants
  • Develop detailed Survey schedule
  • Complete pre-audit surveys by outside parties (as necessary)

An Opening Session to discuss:

  • Focus and objectives
  • Discuss the tools, methods, measurement, metering and diagnostic equipment to be used
  • Production process overview
  • Identify normal energy system operating conditions
  • Evaluation of operating characteristics of affected energy systems, O&M procedures, and unusual operating constraints
  • Review of energy costs and consumption profiles
  • Inventory of major energy use systems
  • Review and refine energy balances for major utilities consumed
  • Review of architectural/engineering plans of utility equipment and distribution systems
  • Review of facility’s energy management practice and provide recommendations for improvement where applicable
  • Review plant data and past assessment results
  • List of major energy conservation measures (ECMs) within facility’s control

Facility walk through-

  • with data collection, interviews, and identification of energy savings measures (ECM)
  • Review of log sheets and maintenance procedures
  • Visual inspection of major energy generating, consuming equipment
  • Visual inspection of energy distribution systems

Idea collection

  • Brainstorm ECM, group like items
  • Rank ECM based on a voting methodology
  • Review the process of developing economics for the ECM

Discussion of Next Steps

  • Summarize ideas
  • Agree to timeline for deliverables
  • Review opportunities for implementation and tracking

Closing meeting and presentation of initial findings and recommendations

  • A comprehensive Assessment Report will be presented 30 days after site visit with the following contents:
  • Executive Summary
  • Facility Information
  • Assessment Goals and Scope
  • Description of Systems Studied
  • Energy Consumption Profiles
  • Identified Opportunities (includes items not found to be economical at this time)
  • Recommendations

Objectives and Deliverables

  • Identify significant energy conservation opportunities
  • Focus on energy consumption in the process at the point-of-use
  • Focus on the identification of Low/No-cost opportunities
  • Initiate no-cost items with department leadership immediately
  • Optimize energy utilization, resulting in significant improvements in profitability
  • Quantify economics of major recommendations
  • Group projects as expense or capital in nature
  • Outline steps for continuing energy management program and employee involvement
  • Include preliminary engineering estimates and calculation basis
  • Break down total energy cost by utility
  • Prepare preliminary specification for procurement of recommended expense equipment
  • Identify possible capital equipment recommendations as audit follow-up projects for long-term implementation
  • Complete audit report