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COLUMNA ENERGY CONSULTING

Nuclear, Oil, Gas, Coal, Water, Renewables, Energy Efficiency, LEED


Block 17, Lot 3, Pulangi St., Riverview Place, Brgy. De Las Alas, GMA, Cavite 4117 Philippines. Mobile: (+632) 0926-809-3337. E-mail: Lope.Columna@yahoo.com

COLUMNA ENERGY CONSULTING is a unique Energy and Business Consulting firm that provides a TOTAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY SOLUTIONS to help solve/mitigate the triple crises of Energy, Economics, and Climate Change. We provide solutions via Energy Education and Training, Efficient Design Engineering, Energy Management and Efficiency Improvements, Maintenance Contracts, and Business Productivity Enhancements. Our business approach always involves the two inseparable factors: the Human Factor (Software) and the Technology Factor (Hardware). ENERGY EFFICIENCY is the most important single source of the present and future Energy Demand. It is also the most effective and quick solution to mitigate Climate Change! Thus, we provide effective and innovative solutions that improve Energy Efficiency of every Energy System and its components; proactive solutions that eliminate the root-causes of the problems. Specifically, we focus on the efficiency improvements of the DESIGN, INSTALLATION, CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION, and MAINTENANCE of Buildings, Factories, and Power Plants; with their Facilities, Vehicles, etc. Our Energy Services include ENERGY AUDITS, ISO 500001 certification assistance, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) consulting, Energy-Efficient Design/Operation/Maintenance of Energy Systems (HVAC, Steam, Water, Compressed-Air, etc.).

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THE WISDOM TO ANTICIPATE AND TRANSFORM THE ENERGY, CLIMATE, AND BUSINESS FUTURE
Todays business and technology environments are full of risks and many unknown and unsafe factors. As modern technology continues to change, and government environment regulations becoming more stricter to comply; management methodologies and knowledge must also continue to advance and change. Thus, we help our clients cope with such advances and changes in the most efficient and prudent ways. Drastic reduction of the burning of fossil fuels is required to reduce the release of carbon greenhouse gases, and the Engr. Lope Columna met the Key Executives and Top Engineers of Saudi particulates (air pollution). Carbon Electricity Company (SEC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. They discussed about the greenhouse gas causes Global needs, technical solutions, and improvements to SEC energy and power Warming and Air Pollution causes business. As they are interested, Engr. Columna discussed with them the Global Dimming. In addition, subject of PROACTIVE MAINTENANCE, ROOT-CAUSE FAILURE methane gas from waste also cause ANALYSIS (RCFA), and PLANT ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS. Global Warming, and CFC refrigerants cause the depletion of the Earths protective Ozone Layer. CLIMATE CHANGE (with its disastrous effects) is a BIG challenge and responsibility to every person and corporation on earth. The very survival of mankind is at stake here. So, COLUMNA ENERGY was established to face this Global Challenge. We work from a position of global knowledge, experience, research, and advanced techniques and technologies. This is achieved via tie-ups, cooperations, agreements, and partnerships with the global and world-class corporations, as well as, with related Government Agencies and Departments. For several years, COLUMNA ENERGY has been helping clients anticipate directions of change and solve complex energy and business challenges. We are energy engineers, power consultants, and process & change management experts. We understand the technical and environmental consequences of a business decision, and the business consequences of a technical decision. Thus, as an innovative Engineering and Business solution-provider, COLUMNA ENERGY helps clients achieve higher levels of efficiency, safety, reliability, availability, sustainability, and profitability. As a solutions partner we help clients enhance value to their customers, stakeholders, shareholders, and the environment.
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EDUCATION AND TRAINING: The VERY IMPORTANT FIRST STEP


We believe that the effective and long-lasting solutions to the Energy, Climate, and Economic crises, should start with one word -- EDUCATION. Thus, we developed and conduct many relevant Technology Management Training Courses and Seminars to help countries and their businesses face these critical issues. Operations and Maintenance departments rely on the power, speed and versatility of machinery and technologies; and with the worsening Global Warming, there is the strong need for keeping equipment and facilities safe and efficient. With fewer workers and more tasks to complete, managers and technicians need to make machinery efficiency and safety a high priority. A thorough training provided on a regular basis helps achieved these goals; that also results in reduced downtime, cost savings, and reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions. All of our Technical Training and Educational Services are under our Continuing Update and Refresher Education (CURE ). The main objective of this CURE is to develop and produce a more educated and fine-tuned industrial workforce to face the triple crises of ENERGY, ECONOMICS, AND CLIMATE CHANGE. Please refer to our CURE s separate brochure for more information. The development of employees via training requires investment in new innovative teaching methods and technological solutions; to transform old thinking to new mindsets that are able to analyse today's corporate training needs in alignment with the needs and requirements of Business Efficiency and Climate Change mitigation. So, we offer the most complete and comprehensive Engineering and Technical Training-Seminars in the country, covering the major energy systems, industrial equipment, and machinery responsible for the huge consumption and wastes of energy. See the partial list of our Technical Training Courses. Our approach is always to teach the participants the secrets of the machines and technologies, both the Basics and Advanced levels.
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We teach the participants and students the HOW'S AND WHY'S of the machines; how they should be operated and maintained in the most efficient, safe, and economical manner. We are dedicated to the educational and professional upliftment of engineers, technicians, and industrial employees of various fields of professions in the country, and in the world. With the efficient, safe, and wise application of Science & Technologies, the Energy-Climate crises can be mitigated. This can be done through massive technical education of the industrial workforce, productive energy conservation to produce more out of the same amount of energy, and the use of alternative and sustainable (green) energy sources.

UNITING THE BASICS AND ADVANCED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGIES, FOR THE HARMONY OF HUMANS AND MACHINES!
Although we are at the forefront of Advanced Science and Technology Management and Education, we are careful not to forget the BASICS AND FUNDAMENTALS of Science & Technologies, as well as, that of Human Factor Engineering. As all matter are made of the simple and basic atomic structure, all High-Technology hardware and software were made possible only by the complex combinations of the basic principles of the Sciences. But people are usually impressed by these advanced technologies, and just assume, belittle, and therefore, forget the basic principles of Science and Engineering. The above attitude and mindset become the WEAKEST LINK in the interface between the software (humans) and the hardware (machines); resulting to HUMAN ERRORS, LAPSES IN JUDGMENT, WRONG OR NO ACTIONS, AND UNWISE DECISIONS. With these poor human factors, conditions are created that are unsafe, unstable, and inefficient; leading to serious/deadly accidents and enormous waste of energy, materials, quality, downtime, money, and even waste of human lives! And if these problems and inefficiencies are tackled without the Basics and Fundamentals, they will get worse and worst! All these wastes and losses are then converted into destructive forces via Climate Change/Global Warming disasters! Thus, COLUMNA ENERGY believes that high energy-efficiency is not achievable without the basics and fundamentals of energy production and utilization.

TOTAL ENERGY AUDIT SERVICES ARE NOW OFFERED. SELECT ONE, TWO, OR ALL OF THEM!
We also offer the following Audit Services with recommendations on Energy-Saving Measures (ESM), and Safety-Enhancing Measures: 1. Operations Audit 2. Maintenance Audit 3. Electrical Audit 4. Water Audit 5. Compressed-Air Audit 6. Fuels Audit 7. HVAC Audit 8. Lighting Audit 9. HR Audit 10. Safety Audit 11. Quality Audit 12. Total Energy Audit 4

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EFFICIENCY: The KEYWORD SOLUTION INTEGRATED IN ALL OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
The effective solution to the Global Energy-Climate crises and the Economic crisis, can be encapsulated in just one word -- EFFICIENCY. Today's business leaders expect more from the people in their organizations. This efficiency focus can squeeze training into the background resulting in reduction in productivity, innovation and an eventual loss of competitiveness. In addition, improving energy efficiency can be a cost-effective strategy for improving operations and reducing production costs. Thus, there is now a big need for change in the way business and technology must be managed for companies to survive. The human, technological, environmental, and financial factors must be carefully and wisely integrated to face the challenge in modern management today.

OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE SERVICES


Still, MAINTENANCE function is not fully understood today. Thus, many companies do not look into maintenance as the most profitable way of cost-cutting and Climate Change mitigation. According to one study, over 1/3 of all the dollars spent on maintenance are wasted due to poor or inadequate maintenance management. This is also because Preventive Maintenance, which is the dominant Maintenance Philosophy applied today, is most wasteful and inefficient. MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE is the way that Maintenance should be managed; in accordance with the requirements of the marketplace and the environment. This means managing Maintenance with a Zero Downtime and High-Efficiency mentality, and it must be carried out with 100% quality in workmanship.

Via MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE


1. Use the appropriate PREVENTIVE/PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

methodologies with PROACTIVE MAINTENANCE goal in mind. Conduct ROOT-CAUSE FAILURE ANALYSIS (RCFA) for all failures encountered. Provide continuous refresher and up-to-date MAINTENANCE AND TECHNICAL TRAINING to all personnel concerned. Implement TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) for all the machine operators. Develop/Implement up-to-date MAINTENANCE TASK PROCEDURES, FORMS, and CHECKLISTS for all facilities and machinery. Use CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Software) to document all maintenance and repair activities. REDESIGN/RETROFIT for Energy-Efficiency Improvements.
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BOILERS AND STEAM SYSTEMS SERVICES)


1. Combustion Systems Study and Analysis 2. Combustion System Efficiency Improvements 3. Low Nox Burners Selection and Retrofit 4. Condensate and Waste Heat Recovery Systems Design 5. Boiler Tube Failure Root-Cause Analysis 6. Boiler Tubes Replacement (Re-Tubing) 7. Boiler Systems Inspection Services (Fuel and Firing System, Boiler Tubes, Feedwater System, etc.) 8. Inspection of Boiler Settings, Ducts, and Stacks 9. Steam Traps Inspection and Maintenance 10. Boiler Instrumentation & Controls Inspection 11. Calibration of Boiler Instrumentation & Controls (Sensors, Gauges, Thermometers, Flowmeters, etc.) 12. Refractory Repair and/or Replacement 13. Flue-Gas Analysis 14. Boiler Water and Feedwater Chemical Tests and Analysis 15. Steam Systems Redesign and Retrofits (valves, pressure pipings, fittings, steam traps, vents, drains) 16. Heat Transfer Improvements 17. Steam-Boiler Safety 18. Steam-Boiler Tuneup 19. Steam-Boiler Plant Management 20. Boiler Operation Audit and Analysis 21. Boiler Maintenance Audit and Analysis 22. Boiler and Steam Systems Maintenance Contract 23. Fuels Management, Safety Inspection, and Analysis 24. Steam-Boiler In-House Training

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PROACTIVE MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS


Carries out regular PREVENTIVE, PREDICTIVE, and PROACTIVE MAINTENANCE contracts for Buildings, Power Plants, and Facilities in a most safe, efficient, and economical way. 1. MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS (Boilers, Power Plants/Gensets, HVAC, etc.) 2. Proactive Maintenance Services 3. Root-Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) 4. Thermography Services 5. Non-Destructive Tests (NDT) and Analysis 6. Maintenance Audit and Analysis 7. Emergency/Breakdown Maintenance Support 8. Inspection, Repair, and Overhaul Services 9. Routine Maintenance Service 10. Planned/Prevented Maintenance Development & Implementation 11. Condition-Based (Predictive) Maintenance 12. Maintenance Tasks Procedures Writeup and Documentation 13. Sustainable Energy Efficiency Improvements and Management

PROACTIVE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT SERVICES


1. Operations Audit and Analysis 2. Operations Efficiency Improvements 3. Commissioning Contract and/or Operations Support Services 4. Operational Problems Analysis and Troubleshooting 5. Procedures Writeup and Documentation (Pre-Startup, Normal Operations, Emergency Operations, Shutdown, etc.) 6. Personnel Job Description Development 7. Competency-Based Technical Training Services

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ENGINEERING DESIGN AND CONSULTANCY


1. Design and Retrofit/Refurbishment of Energy Systems 2. Fail-Safe Design and/or Analysis of all Components and Systems. 3. Pumps and Piping Systems Design 4. HVAC/Air-Conditioning Energy-Efficient Design 5. Other Engineering Design Services that will come out in the future.

PUMPS, COMPRESSORS, TURBINES AND OTHER ROTATING EQUIPMENT


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Steam and Gas Turbines Inspection, Repair, and Overhaul AC Generators, Pumps, Compressors, and Fans Inspection, Repair, and Overhaul Vibration Analysis and Monitoring Laser Alignment of Shafts, Rotors, Couplings, and Belts Dynamic and Static Balancing

SUSTAINABLE GREEN BUILDINGS SERVICES AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS


1. HVAC Efficient Design, Operations, and Maintenance 2. Energy Audit and Analysis 3. Energy Efficiency Improvements of All Building Systems 4. Power Factor Correction and Improvements 5. Building Power Quality Analysis and Harmonics Reduction 6. ENERGY OPTIMA Services

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HUMAN FACTOR AND SAFETY ENGINEERING SERVICES


1. Human Error Prevention and Management 2. Competency-Based Technical Training Services 3. Workplace Safety Design 4. Ergonomics Design 5. Safety Training 6. Job Hazards and Safety Analysis 7. Employee Motivation and Empowerment 8. Manpower Supply for Short-Term and Long-Term Maintenance.

ENERGY OPTIMA SERVICES: The TOTAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY MANAGEMENT


COLUMNA ENERGY also conceptualized and developed the ENERGY OPTIMA -- a unique no-cost or little-cost approach to Energy Efficiency Management that results to millions of pesos in energy savings, as well as, reduction in carbon and particulate emissions, as reported by client companies who applied this Optima Approach. ENERGY OPTIMA ensures lean cost structure, maximum efficiency levels, identify and reduce wastes in all aspects. This also strengthens the Operations and Maintenance Departments. COLUMNA ENERGY also signed an agreement with DELTA DORE -- a leading Energy Management company based in France. Thus, DELTA DOREs products and services are now integrated in our ENERGY OPTIMA TOTAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT Services; and it is now being offered to various corporations in the country. For more details about our Energy Optima, please refer to the separate ENERGY OPTIMA brochure. 9

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A BACKGROUND OF COLUMNA ENERGY CONSULTING


COLUMNA ENERGY CONSULTING was founded by Engineer Lope Columna, who was one of the top engineers of the Philippine NATIONAL POWER CORPORATION (NAPOCOR). He was given a US scholarship grant by the Philippine Government to study the advanced technology of Nuclear Power Plant Operation and Maintenance. As a USA-trained engineer, combined with the many tough on-the-job and classroom training given locally, Engr. Columna became one of the best-trained Energy Engineers in the country, and one of the pioneers of Nuclear Power Plant Engineering Technology in the Philippines. Fig. 1. Engr. LOPE COLUMNA is one of the USA-trained Nuclear

After leaving NAPOCOR, Engr. Columna also became the Pioneer of the Energy and Engineering training in the country. These energy training-seminars, which were conducted in-house and in public, were attended by many participants from the top and world-class corporations. These many technical training-seminars unearthed the problems and weaknesses that plagued businesses and industries. Engineer Columna usually visit and have a tour of the participants' plants and factory sites. This gave him a visual firsthand knowledge and familiarization of those diversified industries. These many energy training-seminars include the efficient design, efficient operations, and proactive maintenance of the major energy systems and components of the commercial and industrial energy systems. In 1993, Eng. Columna, through his first firm VISIONEERING-ENERGY SYSTEMS, was chosen to be one of the pioneer tenants of the University of the Philippines Technology Business Incubator Project, Diliman, Quezon City. The TechnoPark project is under the Philippines Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

Engineers for the first Philippine Nuclear Power Plant, located at Morong, Bataan. He was involved in personnel training, construction, procedure writing, testing, and commissioning of the Nuclear Power Plant.

Before becoming a licensed engineer, Mr. Columna also worked as an industrial Mechanic and Technician in many manufacturing plants. Thus, Engineer Columna was exposed to personal knowledge and firsthand experience of the problems plaguing industries that result in the huge wastes of materials and energy that are released to the environment, causing environmental pollution and the Climate Change disastrous effects. Engr. Columna also worked as a teacher/tutor of the competency-based Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning (RAC) ElectroTechnologies at Clark Education City (CEC-AITMG), an Australian-owned and managed Training and Management Corporation. Engr. Columna was also assigned to be the Supervising Engineer of Engineering, Construction, and Maintenance of Clark Education City campus. Engr. Columna also worked as the ENGINEERING MANAGER of SHAQ Paper and Plastics, Co. Ltd. Here, he is responsible for the Energy Efficiency Improvements, maintenance, renovation, and construction of three (3) Manufacturing Plants. Engr. Columna also worked as an Energy/Power Consultant of ENERGY & UTILITY SERVICES (EUS) of Singapore. He was sent to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to study its Power and Energy Services Market. All of these work experience, training-seminars, and energy research, became the thrust and business activities of COLUMNA ENERGY CONSULTING.
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