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Continuous monitoring of energy performance in industrial systems.

Number: pap. n. 275

Author(s) : PEARSON A.


The objective of this paper is to demonstrate improved methods of performance assessment. Despite recent improvements in computing capability built into refrigeration systems and chillers, coupled with low cost sensor technology, energy performance monitoring of industrial systems remains very basic, limited in many cases to an ammeter on the compressor supply with no trend recording or analysis of whether the measured figure is good or bad. It is even less common to find the energy use integrated over time to give a true picture of the life cycle energy performance of the plant. This paper identifies and discusses the main barriers which prevent operators from collecting meaningful data on energy performance. A review of previous efforts is provided, with a summary of their shortcomings, particularly when applied to large industrial systems. Guidelines for cost-effective ways to make better use of energy data are presented.

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  • Original title: Continuous monitoring of energy performance in industrial systems.
  • Record ID : 30026402
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: General information
  • Source: Proceedings of the 25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration: Montréal , Canada, August 24-30, 2019.
  • Publication date: 2019/08/24
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18462/iir.icr.2019.0275


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