DOE industrial energy system software tools go metric

U.S. Department of Energy
Tags: energy management

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) has just released new versions of two industrial energy system assessment tools that enable data measurements in both English and metric units. AirMaster+ Version 1.2.0 and the Pumping System Assessment Tool (PSAT) 2008 are part of ITP’s popular suite of software tools that help industrial users evaluate the efficiency of their current compressed air and pumping systems, and identify opportunities for potential improvements. The new metric options give users greater flexibility in assessing a wider range of equipment.

In more ways than before, AirMaster+ Version 1.2.0, for compressed system analysis, and PSAT 2008, for pumping system analysis, can help industrial users target opportunities to boost efficiency and the bottom line in their manufacturing plants.

Making It Easy to Identify Compressed Air System Improvements

AIRMaster+ provides a systematic approach for assessing the supply-side performance of compressed air systems. Using plant-specific data, this tool helps you evaluate operational costs for various equipment configurations and system profiles. It also calculates potential cost savings and simple payback periods.

With its new features, you can input either English or metric data on pressure selections and airflows, and shift between units for comparison. Then, save these unit selections in your company files and access them in future analyses. To help you figure implementation costs and cost savings into the decision-making equation, AirMaster+ Version 1.2.0 also includes a currency selection feature. In addition, this enhanced tool is equipped with regional and language setting capabilities to customize each analysis even further.

AIRMaster+ Version 1.2.0 offers a world of possibilities for improving compressed air system performance. Learn more and download AirMaster+ Version 1.2.0 today to find the right savings scenario for your compressed air systems.

PSAT Helps You Prime the Pumping Savings

ITP’s time-tested PSAT software is your resource to estimate and prioritize potential energy and dollar savings in industrial pumping systems using data that is typically available or easily obtained in the field, such as pump head, flow rate, and motor power. PSAT’s prescreening filter shows areas that are likely to offer the greatest savings and helps you target symptoms of inefficiency.

PSAT is still a straightforward and proven tool for quickly assessing the optimization potential in existing pumping systems. However, the new version, PSAT 2008, and its accompanying valve tool, expands the versatility with options for entering, converting, and obtaining key data in either English or metric units.

More New Features for PSAT 2008

As always, PSAT 2008 uses achievable pump performance data from Hydraulic Institute standards and motor performance data from ITP’s MotorMaster+ database to calculate potential savings. In addition, this updated version includes several new features that enhance its capabilities. For example, you can specify the optimal pump efficiency and existing motor efficiency ratings.

PSAT 2008 also lets you save and retrieve log files, default values, and system curves, making it easier to share analyses with other users. If you are currently using PSAT 2004, the new tool contains a utility to update log and summary files to PSAT 2008.

Download PSAT 2008 today, and start saving energy and money in your industrial pumping systems

ITP’s Tools Target Energy Savings Opportunities

AIRMaster+ Version 1.2.0 and PSAT 2008 join MotorMaster+ International as part of the ITP’s collection of software tools with metric capabilities to help you evaluate a broad range of energy systems. Use ITP’s complete collection of BestPractices software tools, as part of a strategy for energy efficiency and cost savings in your plant. All of these tools are available to you free of charge. To increase your knowledge and get the most from the tools, attend a related BestPractices training session, or contact a Qualified Specialist, an industry professional who has advanced training and experience in using the tools.

For more information on any of these BestPractices resources, contact the EERE Information Center, or call 877-EERE-INF (877-337-3463).

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