• communication of results and lessons learned, on energy and environmental performance.
All data comes from the measuring instruments, or sometimes indirect measurements, that are read and collected regularly at given time intervals at all ECCs according to prescribed procedures and verified and documented by trained personnel. Figure 5.6 shows how the real ECCs are set up at our tuna canning
factory. Table 5.1 contains a list of required additional instrumentation which is a cornerstone of the PMsS at the tuna canning factory. Figure 5.7 shows the ECC arrangements at a textile factory.
These figures remind us that ECCs are not an imaginary concept but real, physical parts of industrial plants, identified and defined during the preparatory phase, together with the necessary instrumentation that is required to enable effective energy and environmental management and continuous performance monitoring and improvement.
In reality, the PMsS is only operational when all required instruments are installed at all ECCs at designated places, and when daily routines of data recording, verification and performance indicators calculations are established. When all of this is truly achieved, captured data will be useful, information will be processed and PMsS will be an effective tool for supporting an organization's energy and environmental performance improvement objectives. An operational PMsS will provide data on performance of individual ECCs, which will in turn enable setting up specific targets for each ECC.
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