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Energy Team Final Documentation

Energy Team Final Documentation

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Reducing Electric Energy OperatingExpenses at Montana de Luz
 
Spring Break 2009
Engineering 692
 
Prepared by:Engineers for Community Service (ECOS)College of EngineeringThe Ohio State UniversityApril 17, 2009Students:Jessica Burk, Electrical EngineeringRobert Kapaku, Mechanical EngineeringStephen Marks, Industrial and Systems EngineeringLisa Reisenauer, Chemical EngineeringFaculty Advisors:John Merrill, College of EngineeringRoger Dzwonczyk, Electrical Engineering
 
 
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List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................ iiList of Tables ................................................................................................................................................ iiiIntroduction .................................................................................................................................................. 1Project planning and analysis ....................................................................................................................... 1Materials budget ........................................................................................................................................... 2Interactions with ENEE and Analysis of Electric Bills .................................................................................... 2Defective TED ................................................................................................................................................ 5Variable Frequency Drive and Transfer Switch Installation .......................................................................... 5Energy Audit .................................................................................................................................................. 7T-12 to T-8 fluorescent lighting ..................................................................................................................... 9Flashlights ................................................................................................................................................... 11Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................ 12Appendix A: Summary of communication needs........................................................................................ A1Appendix B: Team’s working agreement .................................................................................................... B1Appendix C: Kill-A-Watt Data ...................................................................................................................... C1Appendix D: Instruction Manual for T12 to T8 Transition ..........................................................................D1Appendix E: MdL Lighting Analyses ............................................................................................................ E1Appendix F: Fact Finding Summary and Recommendations ...................................................................... F1
 
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List of Figures
Figure 1: MdL’s historical electrical consumption by kWh ........................................................................... 3Figure 2: Cost per kWh over time ................................................................................................................. 4Figure 3: The final configuration of the main circuit breaker box for the MdL complex (right), and thetransfer switch (bottom left) after the VFD (top left) was removed from the system ................................. 5Figure 4: The VFD (top) after it was disconnected from the circuit and the installed transfer switch. ....... 6Figure 5: The circuit breaker box for the MdL complex. ............................................................................... 6Figure 6: Kill-A-Watt EZ ................................................................................................................................. 7Figure 7: Lowered energy costs because of increased distance between refrigerator and wall ................. 8Figure 8: Analysis of lighting transition at this point in time ...................................................................... E1Figure 9: Analysis of complete lighting transition....................................................................................... E2Figure 10: Water Distribution System at MdL ............................................................................................ F2

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