Tools Used with the CleanCap Industrial Energy Audit Program
Load Balance: This tool quantifies how much natural gas is being consumed at a plant. The tool measures gas consumption per year based on the plant’s billing records. This is essential for every plant assessment since the actual amount of gas usage must be established to quantify potential gas savings.
Score Card: This tool ranks energy efficiency opportunities and their feasibility in a plant.
Excess Air: This tool can be utilized to calculate energy savings for upgrading a burner or repairing leaks for induced draft systems.
Furnaces and Ovens: This tool models and quantifies gas energy savings associated with improved furnace or oven efficiency.
Heat Recovery: This tool measures potential energy savings resulting from waste heat recovery. The report covers combustion air preheat, flue gas to air, flue gas to water, and water to water opportunities.
Like to Like: This tool determines gas savings if a piece of equipment is replaced with a new, more energy-efficient technology.
Thermal Oxidizer: This report compares scenarios with different thermal oxidizers depending on the equipment’s application and performance requirements. It also helps to calculate savings associated with various thermal oxidizer technologies.