The Industrial Recommissioning Program (IRCx) helps industrial energy users capture and sustain energy savings through measures requiring little to no capital investment.
Industrial recommissioning (or retro-commissioning) is a systematic process designed to optimize the energy-efficient performance of industrial equipment and processes by identifying and correcting operational deficiencies. The IRCx program offers a free recommissioning audit and pays incentives for implementing recommissioning measures and establishing a proactive maintenance plan.
IRCx is sponsored by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and implemented by Nexant, Inc. Most industrial customers of PG&E are eligible.
Unnoticed energy losses — compressed air leaks, steam leaks, damaged insulation — may represent 5% to 15% of your total energy use. Recommissioning can reduce energy losses, improve energy efficiency, and lower your operating costs.
IRCx supports such recommissioning measures as:
- Compressed air system optimization
- Boiler efficiency improvement
- Steam traps (high and low pressure) and steam leak repair
- Belt replacement
- Insulation replacement
- Air filter replacement
- Process system optimization
- Energy savings without major capital investment
- Lower energy bills
- Reduced maintenance time and expense
- Longer equipment life
- Greater equipment reliability
- Improved productivity
- Knowledge of preventive maintenance techniques