An initial step for a low cost, low risk, high return project requires a mill wide energy analysis that:
- Provides a phased approach to minimize risk,
- Determine’s a mill’s steam energy balance for hot and cold conditions,
- Recommends projects with tight energy requirement ROI criteria,
- Has a track record of successful project implementation,
The Business Case
The Energy Analysis, is also called a Performance Guaranty Validation (PGV) phase, helps determine the feasibility of a project. Among other factors, this phase helps confirm project savings through our ‘before and after’ Energy Optimization Simulation and Validation Process, while measuring those potential savings against total projected costs.
The Simulation results, which identify the potential savings and projected costs, are an intrinsic part of the Project Performance Contract.
The first phase to real savings
In every instance where the simulation process demonstrates that potential savings and projected costs meet feasibility objectives, Opnor automatically proceeds to the project implementation phase.
On the other hand, in the event where feasibility objectives are not met, the process automatically terminates, and it all results in a ‘no charge’ service for our clients.
Among other elements, our Energy Optimization Simulation and Validation Process includes :
- Contract Performance Guarantees,
- All simulation results,
- Validation parameters,
- Performance validation formulas and models,
- Optimization Methods; optimizing controls with the intent to limit shut-downs and implementation costs,
- Components list resulting from Optimization Methods recommendations: software, hardware, engineering.