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Equipment & Safety Guidelines

Equipment Guidelines

Suggested equipment for performing a smart energy management assessment include:

  • Safety equipment including hard hat, ear plugs, high visibility vests, and safety glasses
  • Tape measure
  • Multimeter / Voltmeter / Ammeter / Wattmeter
  • Lighting meter / lux meter
  • Anemometer (wind speed)
  • Infrared thermometer gun
  • Probe thermometer
  • Flue gas sensor / combustion analyzer
  • Data loggers
  • Fluke power logger
  • Computer with fluke and other softwares installed

Optional equipment:

  • Digital pressure gauge
  • CO2 meter
  • Smoke generator
  • Flow meter
  • Glass thickness gauge
  • Manometer gauge – low pressure
  • Pitot tube – fluid velocity
  • Dewpoint hygrometer – moisture content
  • Psychrometer – air humidity

Equipment should be stored safely in suitcases provided while it is not being used.

Checklists should be used for keeping a record of the equipment in suitcases.

Make sure that equipment is charged, and extra batteries are packed before each audit.

The student should provide notebook and pen, appropriate clothing for the plant floor, and a phone or camera, flashlight, and calculator.

Safety Guidelines

Before starting any tour, the entire audit team should be thoroughly briefed on equipment and plant procedures.

Adequate safety equipment should be worn on the plant floor including but not limited to steel toed boots, ear plugs, safety glasses, hard, and high visibility vest.

Notify an operator before approaching equipment. Practice caution while examining operating equipment.

Rely on plant electricians for electrical measurements.

Stay within designated walking paths.