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Software to Improve Equipment Performance

Decision Tools for Industry CD
Decision Tools for Industry—Order the Portfolio of Tools on CD The Decision Tools for Industry CD contains the MotorMaster+ (MM+), Pump System Assessment Tool, Steam System Tool Suite, 3E Plus and the new AirMaster+ software packages described on this page. In addition, it includes MM+ training. The training walks you through the fundamentals and the advanced features of MM+ and provides examples for using the software to make motor purchase decisions. Read the fact sheet (PDF 420 KB). Please order the CD via e-mail: EERE Information Center or call the EERE Information Center at 1-877-EERE-INF (877-337-3463).

AIRMaster+ provides comprehensive information on assessing compressed air systems, including modeling, existing and future system upgrades, and evaluating savings and effectiveness of energy efficiency measures.

Chilled Water System Analysis Tool (CWSAT)
Use the Chilled Water System Analysis Tool (CWSAT) to determine energy requirements of your system, and to evaluate opportunities for energy and costs savings by applying improvement measures. Provide basic information about an existing configuration to calculate current energy consumption, and then select proposed equipment or operational changes for comparison. The results of this analysis will help you quantify the potential benefits of chilled water system improvements.

Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
The Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Application Tool helps industrial users evaluate the feasibility of CHP for heating systems such as fuel-fired furnaces, boilers, ovens, heaters, and heat exchangers. It allows analysis of three typical system types: fluid heating, exhaust-gas heat recovery, and duct burner systems. Use the tool to estimate system costs and payback period, and to perform "what-if" analysis for various utility costs. The tool includes performance data and preliminary cost information for many commercially available gas turbines and default values that can be adapted to meet specific application requirements.

Fan System Assessment Tool (FSAT)
Use the Fan System Assessment Tool (FSAT) to help quantify the potential benefits of optimizing fan system configurations that serve industrial processes. FSAT is simple and quick, and requires only basic information about your fans and the motors that drive them. With FSAT, calculate the amount of energy used by your fan system; determine system efficiency; and quantify the savings potential of an upgraded system.

MotorMaster+ 4.0 Downloadable Software
An energy-efficient motor selection and management tool, MotorMaster+ software includes a catalog of over 20,000 AC motors. This tool features motor inventory management tools, maintenance log tracking, efficiency analysis, savings evaluation, energy accounting, and environmental reporting capabilities.

MotorMaster+ International
MotorMaster+ International includes many of the capabilities and features of MotorMaster+; however, now you can evaluate repair/replacement options on a broader range of motors, including those tested under the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) standard, and those tested using International Electrical Commission (IEC) methodology. With this tool you can conduct analyses in different currencies, calculate efficiency benefits for utility rate schedules with demand charges, edit and modify motor rewind efficiency loss defaults, and determine "best available" motors. The tool can be modified to operate in English, Spanish, and French.

The NOx and Energy Assessment Tool (NxEAT)
The NOx and Energy Assessment Tool (NxEAT) helps plants in the petroleum refining and chemical industries to assess and analyze NOx emissions and application of energy efficiency improvements. Use the tool to inventory emissions from equipment that generates NOx, and then compare how various technology applications and efficiency measure affect overall costs and reduction of NOx. Perform "what-if" analyses to optimize and select the most cost-effective methods for reducing NOx from systems such as fired heaters, boilers, gas turbines, and reciprocating engines.

Plant Energy Profiler for the Chemical Industry (ChemPEP Tool)
The ChemPEP Tool provides chemical plant managers with the information they need to identify savings and efficiency opportunities. The ChemPEP Tool enables energy managers to see overall plant energy use, identify major energy-using equipment and operations, summarize energy cost distributions, and pinpoint areas for more detailed analysis. The ChemPEP Tool provides plant energy information in an easy to understand graphical manner that can be very useful to managers.

Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool (PHAST)
Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool (PHAST) provides an introduction to process heating methods and tools to improve thermal efficiency of heating equipment. Use the tool to survey process heating equipment that uses fuel, steam, or electricity, and identify the most energy-intensive equipment. You can also perform an energy (heat) balance on selected equipment (furnaces) to identify and reduce non-productive energy use. Compare performance of the furnace under various operating conditions and test "what-if" scenarios.

Pump System Assessment Tool (PSAT) Downloadable Software
The Pumping System Assessment Tool helps industrial users assess the efficiency of pumping system operations. PSAT uses achievable pump performance data from Hydraulic Institute standards and motor performance data from the MotorMaster+ database to calculate potential energy and associated cost savings.

The Steam System Assessment Tool (SSAT)
The Steam System Assessment Tool (SSAT) allows steam analysts to develop approximate models of real steam systems. Using these models, you can apply SSAT to quantify the magnitude—energy, cost, and emissions-savings—of key potential steam improvement opportunities. SSAT contains the key features of typical steam systems.

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