No maintenance -- no energy efficiency

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Field investigations illustrate that it is not realistic to expect new high-tech equipment to function for a full life expectancy at high efficiency without significant operations and maintenance (O&M). A simple walk through inspection of most buildings reveals extensive equipment that is being operated on manual override, is incorrectly adjusted and operating inefficiently, or is simply inoperative. This point is illustrated with two examples at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. The first describes development of a comprehensive, base-wide, steam trap maintenance program. The second describes a measured evaluation from a typical office building. The objective of both examples was to ... continued below

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Szydlowski, R.F.; Schliesing, J.S. & Winiarski, D.W. December 1, 1994.

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Field investigations illustrate that it is not realistic to expect new high-tech equipment to function for a full life expectancy at high efficiency without significant operations and maintenance (O&M). A simple walk through inspection of most buildings reveals extensive equipment that is being operated on manual override, is incorrectly adjusted and operating inefficiently, or is simply inoperative. This point is illustrated with two examples at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. The first describes development of a comprehensive, base-wide, steam trap maintenance program. The second describes a measured evaluation from a typical office building. The objective of both examples was to assess the importance of proper O&M. The proposed ``O&M First`` philosophy will result in more efficient building HVAC operation, provide improved services to the building occupants, and reduce energy consumption and unscheduled equipment repair/replacement. Implementation of a comprehensive O&M program will result in a 15--25% energy savings. The O&M foundation that is established will allow other energy conservation activities such is demand side management or energy management and control systems, to achieve and maintain their expected energy savings.

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  • 17. world energy engineering congress and the 4th environmental technology congress and expo, Atlanta, GA (United States), 7-9 Dec 1994

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  • Other: DE95014615
  • Report No.: PNL-SA--23973
  • Report No.: CONF-941218--10
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 105878
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc620479

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Szydlowski, R.F.; Schliesing, J.S. & Winiarski, D.W. No maintenance -- no energy efficiency, article, December 1, 1994; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc620479/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.