NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2010 – ASME has announced four new standards that establish requirements and best practices for conducting energy assessments in manufacturing plants and other types of industrial facilities.
The standards covering process heating systems, pumping systems, steam systems, and compressed air systems provide a basis for operators of industrial facilities to measure energy efficiencies, improve environmental performance, optimize fuel utilization, and perform other important energy assessments. The standards present the requirements for organizing and conducting assessments, collecting and analyzing data, and reporting and documenting findings.
Energy Assessment for Process Heating Systems (ASME EA-1-2009), Energy Assessment for Pumping Systems (ASME EA-2-2009), and Energy Assessment for Steam Systems (ASME EA-3-2009) have been approved as national standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and will be available January 22, 2010.
Assessment for Compressed Air Systems (ASME EA-4-2010) will be available in April 2010. Accompanying guidance documents containing technical information on applying the four standards will be issued by mid-2010.
The new standards are an outgrowth of the Society’s collaboration with the United States Department of Energy’s Industrial Technologies Program (DOE/ITP) and emerged from work on Superior Energy Performance, an initiative spearheaded by the U.S. Council for Energy-Efficient Manufacturing and involving government and industry groups.
Once available, copies of the standards may be purchased at asme.org/shop or by contacting (800) 843-2763. Discounts are available for bulk orders.
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