SUNConferences, 27th Annual Conference of the SA Institute for Industrial Engineering

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PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ISO 50 001 STANDARD FOR LARGE INDUSTRIES
Mariska van Heerden, Marc John Mathews, Johannes Hendry Marais

Last modified: 2016-09-24

Abstract


Energy management is becoming a necessity when competing in large industries in South Africa. An effective energy management system will improve a company’s competitiveness by decreasing energy inputs while increasing production outputs. Therefore, one of the main challenges in energy management is to implement an effective energy management system to best benefit the company’s needs.The stipulated requirements and practical guidelines for a recognised energy management system are available in the ISO 50 001:2011 (Energy Management System) International Standard. However, due to the complexity of the standard, most companies defer their energy management strategies to outside contractors or cease implementation altogether.There is therefore a need to simplify the process of implementing the ISO 50 001 standard for large industry. This study describes a simplified implementation model for the industry. The aim of this model is to keep the implementation time to a minimum. To ensure minimum effort for the implementing company, an industrial template was also developed.Sectional checklists and practical examples form the basis of the model and the template can be adjusted as specified in the different industrial requirements. A practical execution of the model also showed promising results.

Keywords


Energy management; energy management system; ISO 50 001; model; implementation; EnMS