Cool OP (Cooling Optimization Program)

Computational tool for prediction and analysis of the energy performance of agroindustrial companies

Computational tool for analyzing and supporting strategic decision-making, aimed for the simulation the energy performance of agroindustrial companies, identifying the energy consumption profiles as well as solutions and actions that contribute to an effective improvement of the energy efficiency.

Cool-OP is based on analytical correlations obtained through the data collected in energy audits performed to agroindustrial companies, within the framework of the InovEnergy project. These correlations represent the average behavior, in an energetic perspective, of the various sectors of the Portuguese agroindustrial sector.

This tool was developed within the project “InovEnergy – Energy Efficiency in the Agroindustrial Sector” COMPETE – SIAC – AAC nº 01 /SIAC/2011 – nº 18642)

The correlations set in the computational tool were developed based on real values collected in companies. Thus, valid predictions are obtained within the minimum and maximum limits of each parameters: