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Harrison Radiator Division's Energy Management, Reporting and Accounting System
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Energy management is essential for obtaining the lowest possible product manufacturing cost. Many systems have been created over the years to manage the energy used in manufacturing. However, for a variety of reasons, most of them never reached their full potential. Harrison Radiator first installed an energy management system in 1973. Energy consumption was reduced 42% from 1973 through 1984. However, the gains the last couple of years have been small. In 1984, important changes were made to the system and energy reporting was added, resulting in 1985 energy consumption reduction of about 16%. This paper will briefly describe Harrison's successful energy management, reporting and accounting system. Examples of reports, available data, information flow and benefits will be covered, with special mention of all factors that lead to our system's success.
Goubeaux, R. J. (1986). Harrison Radiator Division's Energy Management, Reporting and Accounting System. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu). Available electronically from