An energy audit is an effective tool to identify the sources of energy use and assess adequate improvements to reduce the company's energy consumption. The process to perform an energy audit presents five distinct phases:
- Inventory: Suspro makes a list of all energy-consuming equipment (machinery, lighting, air conditioning, etc.) and their characteristics, and also of all energy flows in industry (steam, hot air, etc.). This process requires the input of the client to have a good understanding of the industrial process.
- Measurements: Using sophisticated measuring equipment, Suspro takes a "snapshot" of the energy flow in the facility(ies). The information collected in-situ should be complemented by the records of energy consumption in the company.
- Data analysis: The Suspro team anlyzes the data collected through the inventory and measurements. The analysis yields a set of recommended actions, adapted to the particular needs of the company , that will reduce the company’s energy consumption.
- Recommendations: Suspro prepares a report that includes both the data from the inventory and measurements, and the suggested improvements to increase the energy efficiency in the company. It is very important that the client has as much information as possible before taking any decision. For this reason, Suspro provides its reports in both technical and economic terms, such as the payback, internal return rate IRR and the net present value NPV.
- Implementation of improvements: Suspro provides technical consulting support to implement the recommended improvements. Suspro collaborates with a large number of companies that can implement these services on turnkey basis.