Established benchmarks from the U.S. Department of Energy and industry sources demonstrate that facilities and manufacturers can reduce energy consumption up to 20 percent through maintenance programs that focus on energy consumption and efficiency.
To help manufacturers reach these goals, Infor recently recently announced Infor EAM Asset Sustainability Edition, an enterprise software solution that allows manufacturers to integrate energy consumption and emissions management into their asset management practices.
According to the company, Infor EAM Asset Sustainability Edition factors energy consumption into total asset performance, providing a more complete understanding of the true costs to operate and maintain an asset. The software goes beyond just energy management, factoring in an asset's consumption of any of the WAGES commodities (water, air, gas, electricity, and steam), as well as monitoring of fugitive emissions, like ozone-depleting refrigerant gases.
Infor says its software automates the processes associated with managing assets and their related resource consumption by tracking the consumption of individual assets in real-time, evaluating the data against user-defined conditions, and alerting users to anomalies when assets exceed acceptable performance thresholds. The software solution also incorporates consumption and emission data into key performance indicators and reports. For example, program managers tasked with environmental improvement goals can generate reports that provide macro-level analysis of CO2 emissions and drill down into the performance of each asset through easy-to-use graphical dashboards.
Another key feature enables manufacturing companies to benchmark the performance of a specific asset to determine the cost of maintaining it at current energy consumption levels versus replacing it with a newer, more energy efficient asset. The software receives energy consumption data through asset sub-metering, either through existing sub-metering electronics systems or other third-party sensors, and can use wireless mesh networks for communications.
For more information, visit www.infor.com/goinggreen.
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