utiliVisor Installs Energy Monitoring at St. Francis Hospital

August 1, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

Utilivisor Energy ManageSaint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., has awarded a contract to utiliVisor for energy monitoring services, which is estimated to save the hospital almost $200,000 annually.

Under its contract, utiliVisor will provide continuous energy oversight for the hospital’s central energy plant, which includes three steam boilers, four electric chillers, a steam absorption chiller, and a plate and frame heat exchanger plus ancillaries. The boilers are controlled by a Preferred Instruments control system, and the chiller plant is controlled by an Alerton building automation system.

utiliVisor will install meters to measure all critical energy inputs and outputs from each piece of equipment in order to identify operating efficiencies. Data will be collected through the Alerton system and transmitted every five minutes to the Internet. utiliVisor’s energy experts will analyze the data to determine the most efficient operating sequence and will provide ongoing performance recommendations and technical support to hospital operations staff.

As part of its program, utiliVisor will also seek about $75,000 in incentives from the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund on behalf of the hospital. Potential retro-commissioning incentives may be available through the same fund as well.

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