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NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Intelligent Performance Testing by utiliVisor

Written by Anne Vazquez. Posted in Energy, Facility Management, New Service Spotlight, Technology

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Published on March 29, 2012 with No Comments

utiliVisor, a New York City-based provider of energy plant monitoring and verification systems, has introduced a portable service— Intelligent Performance Testing (IPT)—aimed at enabling facility managers to optimize their 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% and 20% are achievable from adjustments to equipment that are identified during the IPT operation.”

With the IPT service, utiliVisor energy technicians install unobtrusive, 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 identify energy saving opportunities.

The IPT process allows facility managers 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.

utiliVisor (formerly known as Utility Programs & Metering) offers comprehensive energy monitoring and submetering services. 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.

About Anne Vazquez

Anne Vazquez

Vazquez has been writing about facility management since 1996 when she began working at Today's Facility Manager (TFM) as the magazine's Editorial Assistant. From 2000 to 2005, she continued to work in publishing in another subject field until rejoining TFM's editorial team as Managing Editor in February 2005. In September 2012, she was promoted to Editor of TFM, where she continues to seek out solutions and trends for the magazine's facility management audience. Vazquez can be reached at avazquez@groupc.com.

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