Lessons Learned from Industrial Auditing
by Kevin Vidmar, CEM, CRM, CEA, CPEnMS, AEE Fellow, Vice President of Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm (EDT)
Performing and energy assessment of industrial operations often employs additional skills and considerations beyond the typical residential or commercial toolkits. For example, Process equipment energy use is very different from standard heat pump energy use. Production occurs both with and without people, and it varies between shifts and over the course of the year. Compressed air is often very important, and it must be dealt with carefully and completely. And safety – well its #1, and it must factor into every action and decision.
This presentation will review lessons learned from auditing a great many industrial operations. Lessons will be broken down by energy using system (e.g., compressed air) as well as by general industrial auditing process step. Attendees will likely come away with at least 3-5 opportunities or actions to improve their own industrial energy auditing projects.
Kevin Vidmar is the Vice President of Energy Services, for Loureiro Engineering Associates. Mr. Vidmar has 30+ years of industrial experience, and has worked with over 700 different world-wide manufacturing sites. Mr. Vidmar has a B.S. degree from Miami University, and a M.S. degree from Vanderbilt University in Environmental and Water Resource Engineering. He is an AEE fellow, Certified Energy Manager, Certified Energy Auditor, Certified Carbon Reduction Manager, and is also a Certified Professional in Energy Management System (Industrial).