NYSERDA Rebates Enerco customer per Industrial and Process Efficiency Program for 18% savings.By Gary Liotta
The project consisted of treating air-cooled condenser coils for twenty-nine (29) air conditioning units located at the facility with a total cooling capacity of 3,475 tons. The treatment included the following:
• Mechanical and chemical cleaning (removal of corrosion and loose dirt, detergent cleaning)
• Restoration of the coil assembly
• Re-alignment of fins, if necessary
• Coating of the coil assembly (application of thinner, primer, and topcoat)
These units operate nearly 24/7 when the outside air dry-bulb temperature is above 62°F.
The O&M project reduced the need to replace compressors and coils and will extend the life of the equipment.
The project is considered an Operations & Maintenance project, and NYSERDA incentives will be paid at $0.05/kWh.
The recommended approved savings for the proposed scope of work and the corresponding incentive are included in the Project Summary Table. Based on the site inspections and engineering analysis reviewed and performed by TRC Energy Services, the treatment of air cooled condensing units resulted in electricity savings of 18%, or 343,474 kWh.