Funder: Enterprise Ireland/IERC
Duration: 01 September 2014 – 31 August 2015
Staff Involved: Prof LP Maguire, Dr Y Huang, Prof N Hewitt
The Total Energy Management for Production Operations (TEMPO) research project focussed on establishing an effective way of monitoring total energy consumption during the manufacturing process, so as to reduce overall energy costs. The results of the research allowed international and indigenous companies to significantly reduce their energy costs by helping them reduce their energy bills. This was achieved by helping the companies to understanding where excess energy is being used. TEMPO evaluated energy use data from a large production facility, taking their general data and applying Ulster’ techno-economic simulator ECLIPSE and linking this with an intelligent systems approach to understanding the timings and amounts of energy used in individual processes.