Our Goal is to assist the customer in reducing their energy consumption while maintaining or improving the performance of the plant support systems.
The typical manufacturing facility with cleanrooms and manufacturing equipment has numerous support systems such as HVAC, Clean Dry Air, Process Cooling Water, and Process Vacuum.These systems consume a large portion of the total plant electrical demand.On average they use 50% - 75% of the total building load.
Most modern facilities have Building Automation Control systems (Johnson Metasys, Trane Tracer, ALC etc.).These tools help tremendously to control the systems but depending on how they were setup, may not be performing any energy saving functions.Lighting control schemes get a high level of attention, but lighting loads are typically less than 2% of the building total electrical usage.The characteristics of these support systems require them to operate at a high level of integrity and reliability. Many times these systems are evolved over several generations of change, or as often the case, are setup once at startup and not closely monitored for efficiency thereafter.
Fulcrum Builders will study the operations of your facility and identify areas of savings.
Numerous areas of savings require little or no additional cost to implement.
We work with your staff to understand the required operating conditions of each system.We observe and monitor the systems to identify any excessive or wasteful conditions.We then work with your staff to implement the changes and monitor their performance.
We have assisted in reducing the operating cost of many systems at local customers for example:
A modified humidity control scheme on cleanroom makeup air handlers saved onw client over $39K per year in energy costs.
We reduced a DI water system energy usage on a 200 GPM RO by $40K per year.
Optimizing a cleanroom recirculation airflow resulted in a customer savings of over $500K per year.
By modifing cooling towers we improved chiller performance and eliminated purchase of additional equipment ammounting in a savings over $180K per year.