The Detail Energy audit includes a comprehensive study project which analyses the plant’s facilities, on site measurement, download and massive processing of obtained data, analysis of the energy consumption logs and accomplishment of an audit report which explains the conclusions and includes the possible improvements to reduce energy consumption, according to the methods described by UNE-EN 16247.
EnergyLab has an experienced team of professionals to carry out these works, also having the technical means to measure and record the different parameters correlated with energy consumption:
Design and implementation of IoT platforms for monitoring and control of energy consumption, to which EnergyLab provides Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the monitoring and massive analysis of data and the treatment of critical variables and indicators of the plant, building or vehicle, that make it possible to identify system inefficiencies, predict energy behavior and propose actions to improve energy efficiency.
EnergyLab has extensive experience in the implementation of IoT platforms for monitoring and intelligent management of energy consumption, based on the optimal selection of sensors and mechatronic actuators, the choice of web platforms for massive data processing and the development of different layers of Artificial Intelligence for the monitoring and analysis of the consumption of various industrial plants, buildings and vehicle fleets. Our know-how allows us to work with all existing platforms on the market, be they commercial solutions or dedicated systems.
Definition and documentary development of an Energy Management System (EMS) through an analysis of the use and consumption of the systems included in the client’s facilities, using these data as base to get its certification according to the UNE-EN ISO 50001 standard. Technical support is also offered in internal and external audits with the certification company. These are focused on the achievement of the ISO 50001 Certification as well as the client’s staff training.
EnergyLab has great experience with the design and implementation of an Energy Management System according to the ISO 50001 standard in different sized organizations as well as in different activity sectors. Furthermore, it works in a continuous way with the companies to identify improvements and alternatives to improve energy performance of organizations.
EnergyLab develops Measuring and Verification of Energy Savings Plans in industrial and service sector according to the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocols (IPMVP) linked to the energy efficiency in the client’s facilities.
These plans are a contractual guarantee between provider and client and this guarantee supports the achievement of the savings and the payback time defined before the implementation of the measures. It also allows the detection of deviations in the predicted savings mainly due to breakdowns, programming mistakes, parameter setting, a slip or malpractice.
Efficiency Valuation Oganization (EVO) is the leader organization in standard of measurement & verification of energy savings, developing and patenting the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP). EnergyLab is the exclusive partner in Spain for training and certification of the IPMVP developed by EVO.
Furthermore, EnergyLab has developed several Works related to measurement and verification of energy savings and has PMVA certified professionals for carrying out M&V plans according to the IPMVP.
Energy Communities (ECs) are legal entities based on open and voluntary participation, autonomous and effectively controlled by partners or members that are located in the vicinity of renewable energy projects that are owned by said legal entities and that they have developed, whose partners or members are natural persons, SMEs or local authorities, including municipalities and whose primary purpose is to provide environmental, economic or social benefits to its partners or members or to the local areas where they operate, rather than financial gain.
EnergyLab offers consultancy and advisory services in the creation and management of energy communities based on electric and/or thermal renewable energy projects, energy efficiency, sustainable mobility and demand management, also offering technical support in the management of requests for public financing, preparation of technical projects and drafting of material execution specifications, technical-economic analysis on equipment investment and selection of management systems (active control and energy monitoring of ECs).
Accomplishment of Life-Cycle Analysis to evaluate the environmental impacts of organizations, products and services throughout its life-cycle according to the ISO 14040 standards, including:
EnergyLab has a professional team with experience in the performance of LCA (Life-Cycle Analysis and the calculation of the carbon footprint by the use of international standards. EnergyLab has different software tools and prestigious databases such as SimaPro o Ecoinvent to perform these researches.
Building energy simulation and its technical systems, both for the new ones and for those to be restored, in order to evaluate strategies to get an efficient design, both passive (bioclimatic architecture) and active (conditioning systems, renewable generation and control systems):
The following services are performed:
EnergyLab has extensive experience in energy simulation linked to different types of buildings. From innovative administrative atmospheres where innovative building solutions are developed or vernacular strategies are reinterpreted to big multifunctional buildings designed according to foreign building regulations (ASHRAE 90.1).
With the purpose of a technical-economic optimisation, energy efficiency has been maximised in residential and public buildings by trigeneration systems. Simulations have been used to improve energy efficiency and sustainability in shops and a thermal network and an electrical grid have been installed or optimised in a building complex.
This background has supported us to successfully contribute to international building certification processes such as LEED.
Active licenses of simulation programmes: Trnsys, DesignBuilder (Energyplus), Matlab and Simulink, ANSYS Fluent v. 18.1.
Computational Fluid Dynamics allows to know the “dynamic fluid” of a system, allowing the identification of possible problems as well as the research on the different solutions for them. The main tasks performed by EnergyLab in this field are:
Anaerobic digestion inside a cylindrical digester, obtaining the following results from the simulations:
EnergyLab relies on a team with a technical and researcher profile which has the experience in biological and physicochemical processes simulation as well as different biomass fuels combustion/gasification simulations.
Technical resources: commercial software license ANSYS Fluent v. 18.1.
Characterisation of Electrical Energy Accumulation Systems:
EnergyLab has extensive experience in both traction and stationary accumulation. The laboratory has monitoring and testing equipment: sources/programmable charges, AC/CC monitoring equipment and stacks of batteries with different capacities and technologies. The centre has also experience in maintenance and battery recovery systems.
The services offered by EnergyLab- related to biogas and anaerobic digestion- are focused on the meat sector, canning sector, fish farm, winegrowing sector, agricultural and livestock holdings, milk insdustry, urban and industrial wastewater treatment plants and any other company which may generate organic waste whose management may become a cost or problem. In addition, those entities which work with biogas production plants and want to evaluate or optimise specific points of their process are also considered potential clients. The service can be also offered to associations, universities, research centres among others, those who are interested in biogas production and everything related to that but who does not have suitable facilities.
Services include both the physicochemical waste characterisation and the determination of the biogas composition (CH4, CO2, N2, H2, H2S, O2 and siloxanes). The services offered by EnergyLab also include the obtaining of the methanogenic potential and % of biodegradability (continuous/discontinuous) in mesophilic/thermophilic, both for waste and a mixture (co-digestion), as well as the determination of the toxicity/inhibition toxicity/inhibition of a compound and –even- the evaluation of the pre-processing effect (on the waste and the methanisation potential).
On the other hand, it is also possible to perform a research and evaluation on biogas cleaning and purification systems, determine the digestate quality, perform composting and, finally, EnergyLab can also develop its research activity on the grow of microalgae (as well as its use in anaerobic digestion and possible CO2 fixing).
EnergyLab has a team with technical and researcher profile with extensive experience in physicochemical and biological processes engineering, performance of analysis previously detailed.
Technical Resources: complete laboratory which allows to perform different tests such as The total and soluble chemical oxygen demand (COD), the biological oxygen demand within 5 days (BOD5), pH, conductivity and redox potential, total nitrogen and ammonium (NH4+), humidity, total solids (TS), volatile solids (VS), total suspended solids (TSS), volatile suspended solids (VSS), alkalinity, fat, short-chain fatty acids (VFA), anions (nitrite, nitrate, sulphate, phosphate) etc. and the determination of the biogas composition by gas chromatography. In addition, EnergyLab has pilots, both complete mix anaerobic digesters and gas purification systems, microalgae growth, etc…
This service is focused on specialised advise about topics related to waster valuation, biogas generation, obtaining of biomethane, digestate post-processing and uses in order to get an analysis to decide which is the best option to implement a biogas plant op optimise an existing process.
The following tasks are developed:
EnergyLab has a team with a technical and researcher profile, with extensive experience in physicochemical and biological processes, process engineering and performance of analysis which has been previously detailed.
These services are focused on the performance of tests according to the UNE Standards to characterise biomass and its improvement by the selection of additives for low-quality biomass thermochemical valuation and the accomplishment of combustion test in a solid biomass low power boiler.
The EnergyLab’s equipment allows to perform the immediate analysis of different kinds of biomass, so it is possible to determine the content in terms of humidity, ash, volatile material, and fixed carbon. On the other hand, the energy potential of different biofuels (solid and liquids) can be obtained by the use of an isoperibol bomb calorimeters according to determination of their heating power.
In addition, combustion test will allow to analyse the performance of new solid biofuels in order to optimise the process and increase their efficiency. These tests will-at the same time- allow to know the emissions generated by the combustion of the biomass which will be analysed, including particulate material emissions to the atmosphere.
EnergyLab has a team with a technical and researcher profile with extensive experience in laboratory, in biomass characterisation processes, biomass valuation and analysis of emissions.
EnergyLab has a motor test bench for new fuels, equipped with regenerative braking system and two combustion engines (diesel and petrol) adapted to be used both with liquid and gaseous fuels. It has also an emission measurement system and a gas mixing piece which is able to synthesise compositions with up to 5 gases.
The information processing provides us a better understanding of environment so we can reflect on the direction of the organizational strategies. The advantages offered by Technology Monitoring, include:
Technical team with experience in the performance of technology monitoring, being an internal tool for project development. Furthermore, it has its own methodology, created according to the standardised ones. The Centre’s Technology Monitoring Team is formed by researchers who work in a coordinated way.
This service is focused on specialised advice about detail projects where EnergyLab will perform all the following tasks:
EnergyLab has a team with a technical and researcher profile which has extensive experience in laboratory work, simulation, plants design and building at both pilot and industry level.