SNZ AS/NZS 3598.3
Energy audits Part 3: Transport related activities
|Publication Date:||2 October 2014|
This Standard sets out minimum requirements for commissioning and conducting three prescribed types of transport system energy audits that identify opportunities for cost effective investments to improve energy performance. It covers all forms of energy used in all transport fleets.
Requirements for each specified type of audit are designed to meet the organization's business needs and provide sufficient analytical rigour to provide a degree of confidence in the results that is appropriate to meet these transport business needs. The energy audit process is presented as a simple chronological sequence, but this does not preclude repeated iterations of certain steps.
This Standard outlines requirements for transport system energy audits.
This Standard applies both to organizations for which transport is the core activity, and to organizations for which transport is a support activity to other operations, such as mining or construction. Organizations may apply this Standard to on-site operations, such as off-road mine haulage, as well as transport operations using public transport infrastructure.
This Standard also applies to all modes of transport, as well as the different ranges (from local to long distance) and what is transported (i.e. freight and people). The Standard advises on the optimization of energy in single mode or multi-modal transport fleets.
Fixed on-site materials handling systems such as conveyors are not covered by this Standard. These are covered by AS/NZS 3598.2. Warehousing and distribution centre operations, including refrigeration systems, are covered in AS/NZS 3598.1.
Clauses 6 to 12 of this Standard establish the procedures for energy auditing in transportation systems, focusing on aspects that are common to every transport mode. In order to state the energy auditing features of particular transport modes, there is specific guidance for each of them at Appendix E, Paragraph E7.