Patent Number: 7,103,452

Title: Method and system for targeting and monitoring the energy performance of manufacturing facilities

Abstract: An on-line neural network based software application that enables manufacturing facilities to meaningfully determine their energy performance, no matter how complex, with respect to the production rates and ambient conditions. This is achieved by the generation of three levels of targets; facility overall performance, departmental key performance indicators, and key operating parameters that impact the facility's energy consumption and over which, the operators have control. A unit and cost gap analysis of actual versus target is executed for overall and departmental energy performance. Causes of statistically significant deviations are diagnosed and corrective actions highlighted. The software application is designed to be updated dynamically so that users can effectively manage performance on the basis of current information.

Inventors: Retsina; Theodora (Atlanta, GA)


International Classification: G06F 19/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018