OIT Times: The Pump System Assessment Tool is Now Available From OIT's BestPractices Program
March 23, 2000
The Pump System Assessment Tool is now available from OIT Best Practices program. The PSAT software helps industrial users assess the efficiency of pumping system operations, calculating potential energy and cost savings. The software can be downloaded from http://public.ornl.gov/psat/. Call the OIT Clearinghouse for assistance on how to use PSAT or upcoming workshops. National Electrical Manufacturers Assoc. (NEMA) is leading development of a vision and roadmap for electric motor systems, and has asked OIT to help facilitate. A vision workshop is planned to enable motor and drive industry interests to establish collective performance and energy-saving goals. Motor system roadmaps will follow and prioritize tasks needed to reach the vision goals. Representatives from the Air Movement and Control Assoc., the Compressed Air and Gas Institute, the Electrical Apparatus Service Assoc., and the Hydraulic Institute will participate.... The Industrial Heating Equipment Assoc. and the Best Practices program sponsored a roadmap workshop to help optimize this aspect of plant operations. More than 35 process heating experts participated. The roadmap will be published soon.