This Energy Trust of Oregon project was originally envisioned by Mike Smith of Energy 350, an outfit contracted by the industrial arm of the Energy Trust to ensure utility clients have easy access to quality energy consulting. Mike introduced the concept of Catalyst rooftop optimization to FLIR, which led to the discovery of additional efficiency measures in the VAV system. The Honeywell DDC retrofit project provided new energy efficient VAV control sequences and Catalyst Lite fan speed control for the plant’s constant volume fan systems.
“Everything is running so smoothly. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but we are having fewer failures so it’s like the equipment is running less. The overall level of attention of all your people (controls and mechanical) is higher than that of (competitor).”- Don Billings, head of facilities for FLIR production plants in the U.S.