Posts Tagged ‘ISO 50001’

Podcast: How to Approach Energy Management Projects

Posted in Energy, Operational Certainty Consulting Podcasts on Monday, January 7th, 2019. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Sam Thiara joined me virtually from the UK for our continuing FIRSTHAND: Operational Certainty Consulting in a Pod podcast series. Sam, whom you may recall from earlier energy management-related posts, is a member of the Operational Certainty Consulting Group speaking with manufacturers about their energy management challenges. In this 10-minute podcast, we discuss the […]

Energy Management-Plan Do Check Act

Posted in Energy on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016. No comments yet
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Plan. Do. Check. Act. From Wikipedia: PDCA (plan–do–check–act or plan–do–check–adjust) is an iterative four-step management method used in business for the control and continual improvement of processes and products. It is also known as the Deming circle/cycle/wheel, Shewhart cycle, control circle/cycle, or plan–do–study–act (PDSA). The ISO 50001:2011 global energy management standard, modeled after the ISO […]

Reducing Plant Energy Consumption

Posted in Energy on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015. No comments yet
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In an earlier post, Identifying Components then Optimizing Industrial Energy Consumption, we discussed how energy optimization initiatives were affected by what could be measured. Emerson’s Jonas Berge added a great comment to that post, which I will share here to bring it greater visibility. Running fans at excess speed, failed steam traps, fouling, inefficient combustion, […]

Optimizing Steam Usage in Oil and Gas Processing Complexes

Posted in Asset Optimization, Energy, Reliability on Thursday, October 17th, 2013. One comment so far
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Utility management is a large part of the oil and gas industry and boiler management and steam balancing is often an overlooked factor for upstream and downstream processing. Steam optimization helps to reduce boiler loads, streamlines process efficiency and enables service providers to not only meet the demands of customers but also exceed them at […]

Processes for Sustainable Energy Efficiency Programs

Posted in Energy on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013. One comment so far
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In my “listening channels”, I saw that Emerson’s Sam Thiara, a member of the global Energy Solutions team, was in the Middle East region for an Energy Conservation forum. He noted that he had recently developed an article for a newsletter for a process manufacturer in the region. In his article, Sam highlighted the challenges […]