DOE Industrial Technologies Program Releases Enhanced Pumping System Assessment Tool
February 18, 2005
Your industrial plant could be saving dollars and energy through improved pumping system efficiency. DOE's Pumping System Assessment Tool (PSAT) can help plant operators uncover opportunities for improved system performance. Now, the updated version of the tool, PSAT 2004, gives you enhanced capabilities to identify and quantify potential cost and electrical energy savings.
Using readily available or easily obtained data, PSAT 2004 provides a simple and quick means to determine system efficiency and possible alternatives for improvement. The tool's prescreening filter can identify areas that are likely to offer the greatest savings.
PSAT 2004 also helps you:
- Examine the economic and energy impacts of different operating scenarios
- Provide data for trending system performance
- Clarify impacts of operational changes on demand charges
- Identify degraded or poorly performing pumps
PSAT 2004 includes these enhanced features:
- Side-by-side analyses to compare component-based and system-based results, performance of two similar pumps, and before and after change
- Built-in pump head calculation and system curve estimators
- A tool to estimate the head loss and energy cost of throttled valves
- More accurate estimates for a broader range of motor speeds
- A default panel setup
Download PSAT 2004 today from the DOE's Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) BestPractices Web site.
Learn more about ITP's training sessions to increase your knowledge and expertise in using PSAT and other ITP energy system assessment tools. Contact DOE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Information Center for more information.