Energy monitoring is one of the most important aspects in Energy Management of an organization. It generally consists of energy meters at key locations in the plant. Metered data are then analyzed to derive the specific energy consumption at the plant level and the individual equipment level. Daily, Monthly and Annual reports are prepared based on actual energy consumptions only.
Energy Targeting is done normally considering the previous best.
The EFM, can find its usefulness in wide sector of industries; whether continuous, semi-continuous or batch processes alike. For continuous processes, the utility share (both fixed as well as variable component) can be usefully linked with production/s.
For a batch and a semi-batch processes, though, the EFM primarily being a tool for Energy management is equally useful for predictive maintenance since it enables the plant personnel to address section/equipment level SPC’s as well.