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What is meant by the term industrial assessment? An industrial assessment is, quite simply, an in-depth assessment of a plant site; its facilities, services and manufacturing operations. This term is used to refer to a process which involves a thorough examination of potential savings from:

*       energy efficiency improvements,

*    waste minimization and pollution prevention, and

*    productivity improvement.

The assessment begins with the MIIAC team conducting a survey of the eligible plant, followed by a one or two day site visit, taking engineering measurements as a basis for assessment recommendations. The team then performs a detailed analysis for specific recommendations with related estimates of costs, performance and payback times.

Within 60 days, a confidential report, detailing the analysis, findings and recommendations of the team is sent to the plant. In two to six months, follow-up phone calls are placed to the plant manager to verify recommendations that will be implemented.

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University of Miami-COE
University of Miami
Industrial Assessment Center

Dr. Shihab Asfour, Director
Department of Industrial Engineering
1251 Memorial Drive McArthur Engineering Building, Room 268
Coral Gables, FL 33146 USA

Phone : (305) 284-2367
Fax : (305) 284-4040
E-mail : sasfour@miami.edu

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