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Applications of AirMaster+ in Real Industrial Facilities
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The U.S. Department of Energy has been developing a suite of analytical tools to assess various technologies present in industrial facilities of which AIRMaster+ is a fairly recent addition. AIRMaster+ is a Windows-based software tool used to analyze industrial compressed air systems intended to enable users to model existing compressed air systems, evaluate system upgrades, and assess savings. The software provides a systematic approach to investigate inefficiencies in compressed air systems. The software itself is well documented and training programs are provided through the Department of Energy's Compressed Air Challenge Program. This paper focuses on real world experiences and the overall process of applying the AIRMaster+ analytical tool to actual industrial facilities and applications. We will outline the overall approach to obtain the necessary field data required as inputs to the software. This will include discussions of the data collection methodologies employed and the process of incorporating field data into the software to generate the compressed air assessments. This will include presentation of the processes required to establish the supply and demand side profiles and components of the systems, and how to develop scenarios for energy efficiency measures.
Moray, S.; D'Antonio, M.; Patil, Y.; MacDougall, A. (2005). Applications of AirMaster+ in Real Industrial Facilities. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from