AMO’s tools help manufacturers increase industrial energy efficiency at the plant-level and in specific systems. Learn step-by-step ways to identify opportunities, monitor progress, and improve efficiency in any facility. Some tools help facilities implement an energy management system and prepare to become ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance certified.
Managing Your Plant’s Energy Use
The following tools help manufacturers track energy, identify areas of improvement, and establish energy management systems at the plant level.
DOE eGuide – Toolkit designed to help organizations implement an energy management system through an organized step by step process at three different levels: Foundational, ISO50001 and Superior Energy Performance. It includes forms, checklists, templates, examples, and guidance to assist the Energy Team throughout the implementation process. It prepares and organization to become ISO 50001 or Superior Energy Performance program certified.
DOE eGuide Lite – Designed to help organizations get started with the basics of better energy management. By implementing the guide, organizations will begin to develop the skills and expertise needed to sustain the energy improvements implemented. It will also prepare an organization for more sophisticated energy management practices like ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance.
Plant Energy Profiler (PEP) – Helps plant managers in the United States identify how energy is being purchased and consumed at their plant and identify potential energy and cost savings.
Energy Performance Indicator – A regression analysis based tool to help plant and corporate managers establish a normalized baseline of energy consumption, track annual progress of intensity improvements, energy savings, Superior Energy Performance (SEP) EnPIs, and other EnPIs that account for variations due to weather, production, and other variables.
Energy Footprint – The Energy Footprint Tool can help manufacturing, commercial and institutional facilities to track their energy consumption, factors related to energy use, and significant energy end-use. While the tool can be used by anyone interested in tracking their energy footprint, it has specifically been developed to support manufacturing, industrial and commercial facilities that are implementing energy management plans through the U.S. Department of Energy’s eGuide.
Plant Energy Profiler – Helps manufacturing plant managers in the United States identify how energy is being purchased and consumed at their plant and identify potential energy and cost savings.
Managing and Optimizing Your Plant’s Systems and Equipment
The following tools help manufacturers improve the efficiency of specific systems and pieces of equipment within a plant.
Steam System Modeler – The properties and equipment calculators in this tool allow the user to input the metrics of their system, generate a list of detailed steam specific steam properties, and test a variety of adjustments on individual equipment. The modeler allows the user to create up a 3-pressure-header basic model of the current steam system. Our Steam System Awareness Module will orient you more on how to use this tool and you can view and select any topic within the Table of Contents. Selecting this link will take you away from the Department of Energy’s Website, to get back to this site you will need to click on the back arrow or bookmark this page.
The Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool (PHAST) introduces methods to improve thermal efficiency of heating equipment. This tool helps industrial users survey process heating equipment that consumes fuel, steam, or electricity, and identifies the most energy-intensive equipment. The tool can be used to perform a heat balance that identifies major areas of energy use under various operating conditions and test "what-if" scenarios for various options to reduce energy use.
AIRMaster+ – Helps users analyze energy use and savings opportunities in manufacturing compressed air systems. Use AIRMaster+ to baseline existing and model future system operations improvements, and evaluate energy and dollar savings from many energy efficiency measures.
AIRMaster+ LogTool – Companion tool to AM+ that helps manufacturing users determine the operating dynamics of a compressed air system.
MotorMaster+ – Helps energy coordinators at manufacturing facilities implement an effective energy management program. MotorMaster+ contains a motor inventory module, where motor nameplate data is stored and linked to utility, facility, plant and process information. It includes a field measurement and operating data storage repository. Also, descriptor searches may be performed to target inefficient or energy-intensive motors and motor-driven processes, and those which operate under abnormal or suboptimal conditions. Batch analyses can be run for new motor purchases, rewinds, or changeouts of operable motors with energy-efficient replacements. Life cycle costing, energy accounting, and program evaluation features are included. MotorMaster+ is easy to learn and use. It incorporates many Windows information display and management features such as destination buttons, tabs which separate information screens, toolbar commands, and combo box menus. MotorMaster+ is also equipped with context-sensitive online help.
MotorMaster+ International – This tool includes many of the capabilities and features of MM+. However, users can evaluate repair/replacement options on a broader range of motors, including 60 hertz motors tested under the IEEE standard and 50 hertz motors manufactured and tested in accordance with IEC standards.
Pump System Assessment Tool (PSAT) – This tool helps manufacturers assess the efficiency of pumping system operations. PSAT uses achievable pump performance data from Hydraulic Institute standards and motor performance data from the MotorMaster+ database to calculate potential energy and associated cost savings. The tool also enables users to save and retrieve log files, default values, and system curves for sharing analyses with other users.
Fan System Assessment Tool (FSAT) – This tool helps manufacturers quantify energy use and savings opportunities in manufacturing fan systems. Use FSAT to understand how well your fan systems are operating, determine the economic benefit of system modifications, and establish which options are most economically viable when multiple opportunities exist for system modification.
In partnership with U.S. DOE's FEMP, Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory's Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers offers tools including the Data Center Profiler (DC Pro) tool.
If you have any questions about tools not listed here, please contact Sandy Glatt.