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3E PLUS

Description

Industrial energy management tool to simplify the task of determining how much insulation is necessary to reduce energy use, cost and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as improve process efficiency. The 3E PLUS insulation thickness computer program is designed for facility managers, energy/environmental managers, industrial process engineers, and the industrial industry, the program is a valuable tool for determining the return on investment of an insulation upgrade on pipes, ducts, tanks, and boilers. The software does calculations in English (IP) and metric (SI) units.

3E PLUS is an integral part of several private sector and government-sponsored energy efficiency programs. It is featured in the National Insulation Association’s (NIA) Insulation Energy Appraisal Program (IEAP). The IEAP provides detailed instruction on how to use 3E Plus as well as how to perform a complete energy appraisal on pipes and ducts. The Department of Energy also used 3E Plus to develop its Industrial Insulation Guidelines.

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Country:
United States,
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Languages:
english,
Platform:
Windows
Pricing:
Free
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No training is required to use 3E PLUS, but many users do find it helpful to attend a training session through the National Insulation Association (NIA) which provides detailed instruction on how to use the program and conduct energy audits.
facility managers, energy/environmental managers, industrial process engineers
Input to 3E PLUS is all done through pull down menus or forms in a clearly marked graphical user interface. To use 3E Plus, be prepared to input specific data about the system being analyzed for an insulation upgrade, including base metal type, various process and operating temperatures, wind speed, pipe sizes, surface geometry, fuel type, annual operation hours and the type of insulation under consideration.
3E PLUS simplifies the task of determining how much insulation is necessary to use less energy, reduce plant emissions and improve process efficiency. The program is a valuable tool for determining the return on investment of an insulation upgrade on pipes, ducts, tanks, and boilers. Output comes in preformatted reports, and can be exported to spreadsheets designed by NAIMA for further analysis.
3E PLUS is best used as a means of determining how much insulation is necessary to use less energy, reduce plant emissions and improve process efficiency. It gives a very clear picture on the return on investment of an insulation upgrade on pipes, ducts, tanks, and boilers.