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UtiliVisor Introduces Portable Energy Monitoring Service
NEW YORK – utiliVisor, a leading provider of energy plant monitoring and verification systems, has introduced a portable service aimed at increasing energy plant performance.
Called Intelligent Performance Testing (IPT), the new service will enable building owners to optimize chiller plant equipment to achieve significant energy savings with a minimal capital investment.
"Our new portable service provides simple steps toward achieving energy plant operational excellence," said Timothy Angerame, utiliVisor's Director of Business Development. "Typical cost savings between 12 percent and 20 percent are achievable from adjustments to equipment that are identified during the IPT operation."
With the IPT portable service, utiliVisor energy technicians install non-obtrusive, portable BTU meters, electric meters and a web server to gather five minute incremental interval data on chiller plant equipment. The data is collected in "real time" and analyzed by utiliVisor energy engineers to evaluate equipment performance and indentify energy saving opportunities.
The IPT process allows owners to establish the true operating cost of chilled water generation. It identifies excessive kW usage at part load conditions, improper water flows that might cause heat transfer problems, inefficient compressor control, and chiller inefficiencies verses the manufacturer's design specifications. The service provides the basis for implementing optimal chiller sequencing and creates baseline operating efficiency for future chiller plant upgrades.
"Energy conservation measures that result from an IPT service are based on real operating data," explains Mr. Angerame. "And the measurement and verification of energy upgrades will determine the true return on investment for energy plant capital improvements."
Founded in 1978, utiliVisor (formerly known as Utility Programs & Metering) offers comprehensive energy monitoring and submetering services, providing accurate, reliable solutions to boost efficiency and lower energy consumption. The utiliVisor system is a web-based, networked solution, built on open standards, that works in real time to collect and format data, monitor operations and equipment errors, and deliver oversight via web-based alerts and alarms. UtiliVisor services more than 450 facilities nationwide and oversees more than 47,000 service data points, more than any other service provider in the United States. It is also the largest submetering company in the tri-state New York metropolitan area and an approved Meter Data Service Provider (MDSP) for the State of New York. (www.utilivisor.com).
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