Industrial Assessment Center { A US Department of Energy Initiative}

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Audit Procedures

 

Sequence of events in a typical energy and waste assessment by IAC at  SFSU:

Sequence of events in a typical energy and waste assessment by IAC at  SFSU:

Client Contact and Possible Pre-Assessment Visit

Collection of Pre-Assessment Data

Setting Date and Time for the Assessment

Plant Site Visit

Assessment Report Preparation

Report Submission

Report Presentation if Requested

Follow-up on Implementation of IAC Recommendations

 

 


  1. Client Contact and Possible Pre-Assessment Visit
In this step IAC contact person will make sure that
    a) the client becomes familiar with IAC objectives and procedures,
    b) the client meets the requirements for an assessment,
    c) if necessary, an IAC faculty may visit the client before the actual assessment.


  1. Collection of Pre-Assessment Data
In this step, the client is asked to supply utility and waste data, process data, list of equipment and building information (if available) to the IAC contact person. If some of these data are not available, IAC will help the client to put them together to the extent possible.

 

 
  1. Setting Date and Time for the Assessment
In this step, IAC contact person will set up the assessment date and time, and set up an appointment with plant management for the assessment day.

 

  1. Plant Site Visit
At the agreed date and time, an IAC assessment team (composed of faculty and students) will visit the plant, meet with plant management/technical staff before the assessment, tour the process, take equipment inventory and make energy and waste related measurements and observations. At the end, IAC team will have a wrap up meeting with management/technical staff.

 

  1. Assessment Report Preparation
Based on the data supplied by the client, observation and measurements performed during the assessment, a detailed analytical engineering and economical report addressing energy conservation opportunities (ECOs), waste minimization and Productivity Improvement opportunities (WMOs & PIOs) will be prepared.

 

  1. Report Submission
The prepared report will be submitted to the client and the Center for Rutgers of University (who manages the IAC program on behalf of DOE) about two months from the assessment date. The report submitted to Rutgers will not include any information on the identity of the manufacturer.

 

  1. Report Presentation if Requested
We will provide PowerPoint presentation of the report if requested by the client.

 

  1. Follow-up on Implementation of IAC Recommendations
Two to twelve months after submitting the report to the manufacturer, an IAC staff will contact the client, seek information on implementation of the identified energy conservation opportunities (ECOs), waste minimization and Productivity Improvement opportunities (WMOs & PIOs), prepare a report, and input it into the D.O.E IAC database.

 

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