Industrial Assessment Centers
Oregon State University IAC
Sponsored by:
EERE AMO
Oregon State University IAC
Center Established 1987
Oregon State University
Director Karl Haapala
IAC logo
Oregon State University

The Oregon State University Industrial Assessment Center (OR-IAC) provides free energy, productivity, and waste assessments to small and medium-sized industrial facilities through funding provided by the US Department of Energy.

756 Assessments
4,659 Recommendations
11.17 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$172.45 million Cost Savings*
162 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
Generic IAC Assessment Activity
Generic IAC Assessment Activity
Generic IAC Assessment Activity
Related Papers & Publications
Jacob, T. A., Matty, E. P., Fronk, B. M., " Comparison of R404A Condensation Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop with Low Global Warming Potential Replacement Candidates R448A and R452A, International Journal of Refrigeration, | OR-IAC
Chamorro, D. S., Fronk, B. M., " Potential of Using Graded Porous Stainless Steel Support Structures to Improve Efficiency of Hydrogen Separation in Steam Reforming Processes, 5th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, New Orleans, LA (presented virtually), | OR-IAC
Jacob, T. A., Fronk, B. M., " Experimental Investigation of Low GWP Alternative R1233zd(E) for Use in Organic Rankine Cycle Condensers, IIR Rankine 2020 Conference – Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation, Edinburgh, Scotland (presented virtually), 26-29 July, | OR-IAC
Noteworthy Feedback
"It was a pleasure to work with your team during you’re your visit here at our facility."
- Source: Tekni-Plex, 06/17/2019
"The facility was happy with the report and mentioned it was very helpful and easy to read."
- Source: 01/20/2020
"In general, a really impressive report. The team did an outstanding job."
- Source: Bruce Schacht , Environmental Engineer, Columbia Steel Casting Co, 04/01/2015
Assessment - Case Studies
OR | Assessment: OR0629
Great Western Malting
Related Papers & Publications
2020
4 Papers / Publications
Jacob, T. A., Matty, E. P., Fronk, B. M., " Comparison of R404A Condensation Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop with Low Global Warming Potential Replacement Candidates R448A and R452A, International Journal of Refrigeration, | OR-IAC
Chamorro, D. S., Fronk, B. M., " Potential of Using Graded Porous Stainless Steel Support Structures to Improve Efficiency of Hydrogen Separation in Steam Reforming Processes, 5th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, New Orleans, LA (presented virtually), | OR-IAC
Jacob, T. A., Fronk, B. M., " Experimental Investigation of Low GWP Alternative R1233zd(E) for Use in Organic Rankine Cycle Condensers, IIR Rankine 2020 Conference – Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation, Edinburgh, Scotland (presented virtually), 26-29 July, | OR-IAC
Tolley, T. E., Fronk, B. M., " Investigation of the Benefits of Diabatic Microreactors for Process Intensification of the Water-Gas Shift Reaction within the Steam Reforming Process, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, | OR-IAC
2019
6 Papers / Publications
Karki, S., Haapala, K. R., Fronk, B. M., " Investigation of the Combined Efficiency of a Solar/Gas Hybrid Water Heating System,, Applied Thermal Engineering, | OR-IAC
Jacob, T. A., Matty, E. P., Fronk, B. M., " Experimental Investigation of In-Tube Condensation of Low GWP Refrigerant 450A using a Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature Sensor, International Journal of Refrigeration, | OR-IAC
Jacob, T.A., Matty, E. P., Fronk, B. M., " Use of Optical Distributed Temperature Sensors for Condensation Heat Transfer Measurements of R134a in Circular Channels, 4th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 14-17 April, | OR-IAC
Matty, E. P., Jacob, T. A., Fronk, B. M., " Measurement of Boiling Heat Transfer Coefficient of R-134a in a Horizontal Circular Tube using Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors, 4th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 14-17 April, | OR-IAC
Karki, S., Haapala, K. R., Fronk, B. M., " Technical and Economic Feasibility of Solar Flat-Plate Collector Thermal Energy Systems for Small and Medium Manufacturers, Applied Energy, | OR-IAC
Bukshaisha, A. A., Fronk, B. M., " Simulation of Membrane Heat Pump System Performance for Space Cooling, International Journal of Refrigeration, | OR-IAC
2018
3 Papers / Publications
Polander, M. D., Harder, E. D., Junker, J. F., Fronk, B. M., " Numerical Analysis of Time Required for De-stratification in Warehouses, 5th International High Performance Buildings Conference, West Lafayette, IN, 9-12 July, | OR-IAC
Bukshaisha, A. A., Fronk, B. M., " Simulation of Seasonal Performance of a Membrane Heat Pump System in Different Climate Regions, 17th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference, West Lafayette, IN, 9-12 July, | OR-IAC
Karki, S., Haapala, K. R., Fronk, B. M., " Thermal Performance Evaluation of a Residential Solar/Gas Hybrid Water Heating System, 5th International High Performance Buildings Conference, West Lafayette, IN, 9-12 July, | OR-IAC
2017
2 Papers / Publications
Armatis, P.D., Fronk, B. M., " Evaluation of Governing Heat and Mass Transfer Resistances in Membrane Based Energy Recovery Ventilators with Internal Support Structures, ASHRAE Science and Technology for the Built Environment,, | OR-IAC
Fronk, B. M., Keinath, C.M., " Comparison of Primary Energy Consumption of Vapor and Non-Vapor Compression Natural Refrigerant Heat Pumps for Domestic Hot Water Applications, Proceedings of 12th IEA Heat Pump Conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 15-18 May, | OR-IAC
2014
6 Papers / Publications
Lajevardi, B., K. R. Haapala, and J.F. Junker, " Real-time Monitoring and Evaluation of Energy Efficiency and Thermal Management of Data Centers, NAMRI/SME, Vol. 42, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, | OR-IAC
S. Long, E-H. Ng, and C. Downing eds.Tanida Chongvilaiwan, Javier Calvo-Amodio and Joe Junker, " THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE DESIGN OF AN ENERGY ANALYSIS COLLABORATIVE STRUCTURE USING SOFT SYSTEMS METHODOLOGY , American Society for Engineering Management 2014 International Annual Conference, | OR-IAC
Lajevardi, B., K. R. Haapala, and J. Junker, " Real-time Monitoring and Evaluation of Energy Efficiency and Thermal Management of Data Centers, SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems, | OR-IAC
Haapala, K.R. and P. Prempreeda, " Environmental Impacts of Integrating Wind Energy Systems and Supplemental Energy Generation and Storage Systems, International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 186-206, | OR-IAC
Haapala, K.R. and P. Prempreeda, " Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of 2.0 MW Wind Turbines, International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 170-185, | OR-IAC
S. Long, E-H. Ng, and C. Downing eds.Tanida Chongvilaiwan, Javier Calvo-Amodio and Joe Junker, " SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE FOR DYNAMIC NON- PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: INTEGRATING LEAN THINKING AND  KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT THROUGH SYSTEMS THINKING, the American Society for Engineering Management 2014 International Annual Conference, | OR-IAC
2013
2 Papers / Publications
Bozorgirad, M.A., H. Zhang, K.R. Haapala, and G.S. Murthy, " Environmental Impact and Cost Assessment of Incineration and Ethanol Production as Municipal Solid Waste Management Strategies, The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Vol. 18, No. 8, pp. 1502-1512, | OR-IAC
John Thornton,Pamela Barrow, Larry Blaufus and Sam Walker, Todd Amundson, Jerry Harris and Steve Martin, Tim McMenamin, Joe Junker, Bonnie Moore, Elizabeth Scott, " COLLABORATION ACROSS ORGANIZATIONAL BOUNDARIES: A SUCCESSFUL MODEL  OF INDUSTRY SHARING TO IMPROVE COMPETITIVENESS, the 2013 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry, | OR-IAC
2011
1 Papers / Publications
Hapke, H.M., Wu, Z., K.R. Haapala, and T.K.A. Brekken, " Wind Power, Energy Technology, and Environmental Impact Assessment, Chapter 16 in Volume II: The Global Supply Web: Designing Managing, and Measuring; The Business of Sustainability: Trends, Policies, Practices, and Stories of Success, | OR-IAC
2010
1 Papers / Publications
Hapke, H., K. R. Haapala, Z. Wu, T. K. A. Brekken, " Life Cycle Assessment of Modern Wind Power Plants, 2010 ASME IDETC/CIE: 15th Design for Manufacturing and the Lifecycle Conference (DFMLC), Montreal, Canada, | OR-IAC
Noteworthy Feedback
"It was a pleasure to work with your team during you’re your visit here at our facility."
- Source: Tekni-Plex, 06/17/2019
"The facility was happy with the report and mentioned it was very helpful and easy to read."
- Source: 01/20/2020
"In general, a really impressive report. The team did an outstanding job."
- Source: Bruce Schacht , Environmental Engineer, Columbia Steel Casting Co, 04/01/2015
""We had a very fun and productive experience with the team that audited our facility – we were all impressed with their professionalism, their knowledge and insight, their intelligence, and their proactive attitudes – great people to work with! OSU has developed some promising young engineers who are now entering our workforce. I look forward to following their careers and hearing about their accomplishments in the future.""
- Source: Laurie Pierce, Senior Engineer, LOTT Clean Water, 06/26/2015
Center Director Karl Haapala
Email haapalak@oregonstate.edu
Phone # +15417375034
Fax # +15417375035
Mailing Address 344 Batcheller Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
Assistant Director Dr. Brian Fronk
Oregon State University has trained 162 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with Oregon State University since 2003, when student name tracking began.
The 70 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Abdrew McMahan
Adam Shareghi
Adam Taylor
Aimee Glenn
Alan Heninger
Alberto Pezzani
Alex Cimino-Hurt
Ali Martz
Allison Stoneklifft
Anastasia Engebretson
Anthony Mizener
Anya Lehman
Anya Mae Panose
Austin Aguilera
Ben Brubaker
Benjamin Bellman
Benjamin Parmenter
Blair Hasler
Blake Giles
Bonnie Elder
Brad Moore
Brayden Wigle
Brian Bejcek
Brian Daniels
Bryan Kilgore
Byran Smucker
Carl Moen
Carlin Scott
Chris Cunningham
Chris Houck
Chris Uri
Christian Nguyen
Christopher Curl
Claire Cushing
Colin Trachte
Colleen Ferry
Colleen Johnson
Connor Crowley
Cosmo Prindle
Dan Tremblay
Danae Swatman
Daniel Abernathy
Daniel Weiland
David Chan-Vasquez
David LeBourveau
David McIntosh
Davis Chamorro
Devlin Junker
Doug Heymann
Drew McMahan
Dustin Bailey
Eddi Kamber
Eddie Blackwell
Elsie Deland
Erik Johnson
Ethan Matty
Ethan Milton
Eva Woodson
Evan Talan
Evan White
Forest Giardina
Geoff Cerruti
Hadi Hasan
Hari P. N. Nagarajan
Holda Biskeborn
Ian McKelvey
Isshu Lee
Jack Lapham
Jacob McWhirter
Jacob Staudhammer
Jake Volkman
Janice Keeley
Jasper Whelan
Jeff Billings
Jeff Gagatko
Jeff Mitchell
Jennifer Riehl
Jesse Abel
Jessie Hong
Joe Ferron
Joe Piacenza
John Anttonen
Joseph Lewis
Josh Mutch
Juili Tonape
Julian Peter
Justin Conklin
Justin Olson
Justin Shepard
Katie Braman
Kayla MacFarlane-Herold
Kelsey Greene
Kimberly Daeschel
Kristen Roegner
Kristina Schnell
Kyle Murdoch
Landon Fox
Lars Maxfield
Lillian Tegner
Luke Whittemore
Mario Israel Riofrio Sabando
Maritza Perez
Matthew Litwin
Matthew Thomas
Megan O'Leary
Micah Brosius
Michael Dexter
Michael Koch
Michael Swanson
Michelle Gates
Michelle MacArthur
Mike Knapp
Mikel Van Kirk
Mikhail Jones
Miles Naughton
Monica Heng
Nate Knapp
Nathan Keeley
Navin Prasad
Nicholas Brouhard
Nicole Dean
Panini Sai Patapanchala
Paul Stelson
Paula Coto
Pavel Grechanuk
Peter Hanslits
Peter Kreider
Peter McMillan
Peter Sukamto
Rachel Hinton
Rachel McAfee
Ryan French
Sam Haines
Sam Walker
Sarah Baker
Saroj karki
Scott Crook
Scott Lindbloom
Sean Bullis
Sean Mahoney
Sebastian Gumapas-Condol
Shelby Foley
Stephen MacDonald
Stephen Roderick
Tanida Chongvilaiwan
Ted Carter
Thanh Huynh
Tim Maloney
Tracie Tran
Travis Carver
Tyler Downey
Tyler Giddings
Tzetan Hristov
Vincent Albright
Vinson Guov
Vitaliy Kostromov
Vlad Predovic
Wayne Johnson
William Kaigh
William Stirby Jr
Yuming Qiuy
Zoe Lavrich