Dorhofer, F. J.; Heffington, W. M.(Energy Systems Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, April 1994)
The Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) at Texas
A&M University is currently monitoring the electrical
energy use of a metal fabrication facility in Houston,
Texas. This paper deals with the installation of the
data acquisition system and subsequent analysis of 15-minute data. The data acquisition system has been
used to justify energy conservation retrofits, increase
productivity, and monitor plant activities. Projected
future uses include quantifying savings from retrofits.
Uses of the data and the resolution of early problems
in dealing with the large amount of data generated
each month will be discussed.