Ascenix Energy Efficiency Condition Monitoring Program
ArtesisMCM can also be utilized to start an energy efficiency condition monitoring program. Its reliance on model based fault detection technology and its features that monitor the quality of power (e.g. harmonics that cause a motor to heat up), makes it a great tool for such a program. It simply learns the condition of an energy efficient system and alerts the user of any degradation in the system that results in energy waste which can be as much as 5%.
Ascenix can provide you with the services to get you started with such a program. The Services page of this web-site outlines the services for Asset Condition Monitoring Programs, but the same apply for Energy Efficiency Condition Monitoring Programs.
Energy Efficieny Condition Monitoring Programs and Asset Condition Monitoring Programs can be run together
An energy efficient system that you start with, will no longer be an energy efficient system when it begins to operate with faults that impede its performance.A loose belt, for example, a faulty bearing (which might be due to misalignment or rotor unbalance) a cavitation in a pump or clogged filters in a fan system, all reduce the desired optimal performance or output. Ensuring an efficent system stays efficient, can be accomplished through an Energy Efficiency Condition Monitoring Program, that generally runs in parallel with an Asset Condition Monitoring Program. These two programs are related for obvious reasons: once a fault or anomaly is detected, it refers to a maintenance response. Yet, they also need to be handled independently. For example, if the fault detected is not something that will cause severe harm to the machinery or cause failure (and downtime), the Asset Condition Monitoring program may take no action in repsonse. On the other hand, the response from an Energy Efficiency Condition Monitoring program can be a request for an immediate correction because of the significant energy waste created. Thus, the most benefits are achieved when two programs run simultaneously but independently. This can be facilitated by the utilization of model based fault detection technology due to its fundemental approach of detecting anomolies that cause a system behave outside of its intended performance.
Scheduling timely maintenance on systems running with anomalies will result in significant energy savings. For example: why leave that belt loose and waste energy, especially after investing in energy efficient motors?In our opinion, every SEP (Superior Energy Performance) rated plant, should have an energy efficiency monitoring program that involve proper maintenance. ArtesisMCM will be a great tool for such an implementation.
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