I agree with your assessment and analysis; thank you for the validation...
Our equipment began development in 2003 with over four years of R&D. This product was only offered to industrial/commercial clients (3-Ph.) in 2008. We now have approximately four hundred successful installations, and continue to improve and refine our productů
We are conducting discussions with BMW where they have been putting oversize sheaves on their air-handlers (AH) in an effort to reduce power consumption. The problem with this method is while it is a cheap solution; it is also a highly inefficient one. When the air-handler (AH) requires extra cooling (Airflow) it is no longer available. Our system will slow down the AH Motor when it is appropriate, but will still be able to run "Full-speed" when required.
A better application was reviewed for Michelin tire; where they have a 125 HP boiler feed water pump that only operates (Feeds the Boiler) 60% of the time. The rest of the time, this pump re-circulates water into a tank in bi-pass mode. This is a 24 hour/365 day application; we have shown a 40% savings in this application.
Our equipment is similar to the latest Ultra-high (23+) SEER HVAC (High Efficiency) equipment currently offered by Mitsubishi and Trane (DDC, with improvements). However, our system is "Stand-alone" equipment and can be installed onto any brand of existing HVAC system and emulate the savings of these new (U/H SEER) systems.
We have recently gathered motor data for a current (Domestic) HVAC Installation by using a Hioki 3169-20 power analyzer/recorder (Certified 4/30/2010). The electrical consumption data comparison is as follows:
Normal HVAC Operation from 12:15 on 5/13 until 9:45 on 5/14; Equaling: 21.5 hours.
Consumption Averages: Current (A): 7.831, Active Power: 5.124 (kW), Reactive Power: 4.288 (kvar), Power Factor: 0.7649, Apparent Power: 6.689 (kVA)
Energy Saving Operation from 12:15 on 5/15 until 9:45 on 5/16; Equaling: 21.5 hours.
Consumption Averages: Amperage: 4.949, Active Power: 2.197 (kW), Reactive Power: 0.153 (kvar), Power Factor: 0.9976, Apparent Power: 2.202 (kVA)
We save similar amounts (30%) of electrical energy on pumps, compressors, fans, chillers, elevators/escalators, etc. Since the electrical consumption of this higher horsepower equipment is greater, the savings and the ROI are also higher.
Our biggest problem is getting clients to believe the methods we are using really do WORK and are not typical "Smoke-and-mirrors" like a lot of the other "Energy Saving Equipment" offered by our competition.
Do you have any ideas on a good method to educate/convey this method/technology/information to prospective clients? No matter how much data, client reports, or "Success Stories" we provide, our U.S. customers are a skeptical bunch (Thanks to the "Junk systems" on the market)...
Have a great day; and Best Regards,
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