Advanced Energy, a planning, technical and engineering services firm headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., works to assist industrial and commercial partners in achieving their energy goals, including:
- Increasing productivity
- Decreasing energy consumption
- Improving the bottom line
Through program design and implementation, consulting, training, testing and research, the company applies customized problem solving, quality principles and an overall systems perspective to energy issues. Its industrial energy engineering team takes a hands-on approach to evaluate systems such as:
Specifically, as part of its process heating program, Advanced Energy will typically:
- Work with industrial end-users and utility account managers to assist in the decision-making process as it relates to energy efficiency in process heating.
- Consult with industrial end-users to assess the potential benefits of process heating technology for their specific operational processes.
- Assist in testing and evaluation of process heating technologies.
- Perform engineering analysis of process heating requirements and recommend best-fit technologies.
- Work with process heating equipment vendors to evaluate the industrial end-user’s business needs and make proposals as requested.
- Maintain a process heating vendor database complete with contacts, case studies and detailed information on a variety of process heating technologies.
- Assess and evaluate technology to help industrial end-users find the best possible process heating solutions.
- Participate in technical trade associations such as the Industrial Heating Equipment Association, American Foundry Society and Chemical Coaters Association International and attend technical conferences.
- Provide training for utility teams and industrial end-users.
- Identify and share successful process heating case studies with industrial end-users.
- Provide financial analysis for case studies.
- Track, monitor and verify projects through implementation.
Thermal processors can discover energy-savings opportunities in their plant today. Advanced Energy’s strategic energy-management planning can even provide an energy manager “on loan” to work in your plant on your energy issues. The company’s measurement and verification services can assist you with the collection and analysis of data to confirm your energy savings. Advanced Energy also provides a wide range of energy-related workshops and hands-on training.
Founded in 1980 by the North Carolina Utilities Commission, Advanced Energy’s mission is to create economic, environmental and societal benefits through innovative and market-based approaches to energy issues. Its staff of 60 full-time employees includes eight licensed professional engineers. Advanced Energy works with electric utilities; state, federal and local government; manufacturers; and a wide variety of public and private partners. The company offers program design and implementation, consulting, training, testing and research to provide market-based energy solutions for its five markets: industrial, motors and drives, buildings, renewables and transportation.
For more information on Advanced Energy, visit www.advancedenergy.org
Profiles in Infrared Heating showcases members of the Infrared Equipment Division, an arm of the Industrial Heating Equipment Association, a voluntary national trade association representing the major segments of the industrial heat processing equipment industry. To learn more about IHEA, Taylor Mill, Ky., call (859) 356-1575 or visit www.ihea.org.