POWER Engineers conducted a complete assessment of the Campus Facilities steam, chiller and distribution systems. The assessment included operations and maintenance functions, manpower loading, equipment condition and process efficiency. An evaluation and recommendations along with an implementation plan were provided to Columbia University.
The scope of the project consisted of:
1. Evaluation of the current Physical Assets, and equipment associated with the Power Plant. Report specifically on:
- Physical condition of the assets (boilers, chillers, distribution lines, controls)
- Asset operability for normal and emergency conditions.
- Efficiency and maintainability including recommendations for improvements to equipment, systems and controls.
- Identified energy efficient future technologies required to meet future need and development.
2. Conducted a detailed Organizational assessment.
- Reviewed Organizational structure and recommend changes if needed.
- Provided a Gap analysis of current staff / talent / experience / capabilities to optimum and future need.
- Reviewed Staff compensation as compared to industry and peers institutions for related functions.
3. Recommended structure for policies & procedures along with the operations and maintenance functions to ascertain that they meet industry standards and whether good operating and engineering practices are being followed.
4. Reviewed and assessed environmental compliance
5. Assessed safety programs and evaluated whether all equipment is operating in a safe manner.
6. Compiled a list of recommended actions accompanied by a cost/benefit analysis and an implementation plan