The TIPCHECK Programme was implemented by the European Industrial Insulation Foundation (EiiF) with the aim of providing industry with tools and solutions to save energy and to reduce CO₂ emissions by improving technical insulation systems.
Within the framework of the TIPCHECK Programme, EiiF offers:
1. TIPCHECK energy audits
A standardised thermal energy auditing tool, in line with EN 16247 and ISO 50002, to evaluate the performance of industrial insulation systems.
TIPCHECK stands for Technical Insulation Performance Check.
Therefore, TIPCHECKs evaluate insulation systems of existing facilities, planned projects or retrofits and demonstrate how more efficient insulation could:
contribute to a cleaner environment through reduced CO₂ emissions
TIPCHECKs contribute to energy management systems like ISO 50001 and, in addition to the energy efficiency potential, TIPCHECKs can help to identify:
process efficiency improvements
safety risks to personnel and equipment
TIPCHECKs identify the spots bearing the highest energy saving potential and offers a rapid payback time of most often one year or even less. The scope of a typical TIPCHECK usually includes uninsulated lines, lines with damaged insulation and insulated lines.
TIPCHECKs are carried out by EiiF and/or certified TIPCHECK engineers.
2. TIPCHECK trainings
Every year EiiF organises training courses for insulation engineers, asset owners, energy auditors, energy managers and consultants to train them how to perform standardised high-quality thermal energy audits, so-called TIPCHECKs.
The engineers who pass the final exam receive their TIPCHECK engineer certification and become TIPCHECK engineers.
3. Tools for TIPCHECK engineers
TBI - Insulation Energy Auditing App is a new browser-based tool in development built to quickly estimate the total energy and CO₂ cost reduction potential of industrial plants. It estimates the insulation savings potential of production sites based on the insulation energy class, annual energy consumption, industry sector and the energy (€/kWh) and CO2 (€/t) costs. It uses the methodology and implements assumptions from EiiF Study 2021. The TBI - Insulation Energy Auditing App will replace the TBI-App and the TBI-Software (see below).
TBI-App is an easy-to-use insulation self-inspection and reporting tool for quickly checking and estimating how much energy and money saving potential a technical insulation system has to oﬀer. The TBI-App can be connected to the TBI-Software which is a browser-based tool enabling professional TBI-Inspections in combination with the TBI-App.
TIPCHECK Calculator is a software which can be used to calculate heat losses based on the measured surface temperatures. Insulation materials from EiiF member companies can easily be imported into the TIPCHECK calculator.
TIPCHECK Viewer has been developed by EiiF in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS). This tool enables the calibration of thermographic and RGB images in the TIPCHECK Creator to make them congruent. Furthermore, it merges both images and provides a platform for the visualisation and the presentation of energy saving potential in any browser without the need of a third party software.
TIPCHECK Converter is a free tool for converting e.g., Mtoe into PJ. The tool is available on the EiiF website.
For more information on the TIPCHECK and TBI tools and on becoming a certified TIPCHECK engineer please send an email to email@example.com.