Want to know how your facility or plant stacks up when it comes to consuming energy? Need to get a bottom-line assessment of energy costs and where you could be wasting money? It could be time for an industrial energy audit.
The engineers who conduct these systematic assessments say there is a proven methodology — from audit preparation to execution, to reporting and followup. In fact, two of them working for the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory have drawn up some practical guidelines, describing the necessary steps in a 70-page document. The downloadable PDF is both comprehensive and instructive, designed for the people whose job it is to care about cutting costs and improving industrial efficiency.