Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Industrial and Managements Systems Engineering
Technical solutions and technological changes alone cannot sustain energy saving improvements and promote continual improvement in an organization. Successful bridging between technical and management principles to implement an energy management system would lead to energy savings. To overcome the lack of availability of proper framework to implement an energy management system conforming to the ISO 50001, a standard methodology using flow charts and a software ISO 50001 Analyzer is developed to help facilities get certified by checking if their energy management system complies with the ISO 50001 standard. The major aim of the software is to reduce the degree of difficulty in implementing an energy management system in accordance with the ISO 50001 and hence help plants reap the benefits of managing energy which include cost benefits and increased business (due to certification). The software is also designed to be a guiding tool for energy consultants to help company managers understand the requirements of ISO 50001.;This research involves developing flow charts to identify steps to be followed by an organization to meet the requirements of the ISO 50001 standard and designing a software entitled "ISO 50001 Analyzer" which would help industries implement this management system. The software has code built into it containing all the requirements in the ISO 50001 standard. The user can follow the sequence of flow of the software and give inputs on the present working condition of their energy management system. The software will check if the organization satisfies all the requirements as per the ISO 50001 standard. This work also includes building a database in the software to store all the documents and records in an organized manner as required in the standard. This database would make the auditing process of documents and records simpler for both the auditor and organization.
Ramamoorthy, Kartik, "A Structured Approach for Facilitating the Implementation of ISO 50001 Standard in Manufacturing Industry" (2012). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 3339.