1.3 Operation

How your equipment and energy using processes are operated can have a very significant effect on your energy performance.

Each SEU needs to have its critical operating parameter listing developed during the planning phase.

How control systems work is often misunderstood resulting in equipment being operated in manual control.

Operating parameters which affect energy use should be recorded. They should be reviewed regularly by a competent person.

What all this is saying is that the people operating the SEUs need to understand their impact on energy use and the effects of their actions on the energy performance of the organization. These people are without exception among the most significant in the plant from an energy point of view and very often have not been trained on the energy aspects of their job.