An Interactive Energy Management Tool
This site is an Interactive Energy Management Tool (IEMT). The IEMT enables a user to perform a comprehensive analysis of their energy usage, at the system level. The site provides energy assessment and implementation tools to help commercial and industrial energy users reduce their energy consumption.
All features of this site are offered free of charge. Although this site is designed not to require extensive technical knowledge of energy related issues some level of technical knowledge is required to use this site effectively. At a minimum, in order to perform an energy analysis the user must enter technical parameters, which describe the system currently in use. This tool assumes that the user understands the technical parameters defining an existing system, which may include various efficiencies, power ratings, flow rates, and temperatures, etc. Based on a user's input this tool will indicate how a current system (for example a pumping system) may be modified to use less energy, if possible. Ultimately the decision as whether to implement a recommendation from the IEMT is the user's, and the providers of the site will not accept any responsible for these decisions or implementations. This site works best with Internet Explorer 6, or later, and for full functionality requires that Microsoft Excel be installed. This site may be used to analyze energy systems individually, by clicking on one of the topics above. Doing so will lead the user through a brief discussion of the issues relating to that system. In most cases the user will then have the option of clicking on a link, which will open a pre-programmed Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. The Interview Mode button permits a user to perform a comprehensive energy analysis of all systems. The user may select only the systems of their choice. The interview mode does not require Microsoft Excel.
This site was developed at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, in the Department of Engineering Technology by faculty members: Steve Menhart, Ph.D, Swaminadham Midturi, Ph.D, and Srikanth Pidugu, Ph.D. This work was supported by a grant from the Arkansas Department of Economic Development (Energy Office).
Version 1.10 (8/21/2006)