I am sharing a collection of articles on energy management systems, case studies and news, mainly focusing on the industrial solutions (production industry, factories). Serving the interests of smart factory, Industry 4.0 and ISO50001. Selecting leading topics based on my experience as a marketeer for energy management software solutions. We are based in Central Europe, if you have any news related to this topic, please feel free to share and comment.
With the new Billing module it will be more comfortable and quicker to create cost allocation reports.
The new functions of AVR Connection Center will allow easier connection to OPC server and redundant OPC server connection will also be supported.
The embedded Microsoft Lightswitch application will allow the user to create custom input forms for energy cost (water, gas, electricity, etc.), demand power, production data, etc. With the added new features it will be easy to create KPI charts, Simple calculation tables, Energy Rate diagrams, Histograms.
In v2.1 regression analysis (linear and polynomial) could be done in Business Intelligence module. From now on regression analysis can be created easily with Basic Reporter as well, which will make the job of energy managers much easier (demand power specification, energy usage forecasting).
The Advanced Virtual Meter will make it more comfortable to manage virtual meters. Demand power specification will be easier as the system will be capable to connect Weather forecast sites.
First of all, let’s define what the phrase of
„energy-management system” means. An energy-management system includes
measurement device sub-systems with the possibility of user-intervention on
failure. By utilizing such a system we are able to continuously track and analyse consumption/quality patterns, and determine low-efficiency areas
quickly and easily, giving the opportunity to respond fast and efficiently.
Recently the ISO 50001 standard has been released,
which defines in great detail the expected structure of an energy-management
system and the requirements of its installation.
Installing energy-management systems is outstandingly
significant for enterprises to keep their market competency, which I would
For the companies its a vital factor to create their
products as economically as possible. With energy-management systems we are
able to recognize the inefficient areas of our production-cycle.
to define these statements in greater detail: In produc…
In commercial and industrial buildings, as in the home, monitoring your energy usage is the first step to taking control of your energy bills.
Once you know which systems in your facility use the most energy, it makes it much easier to understand where savings could be made, explains lighting consultant Daisy Energy in a recent article.
However, there are many things that can be done -- with or without an energy audit -- to reduce the energy consumption of your business.
Here are eight top tips:
1. Changing shifts to avoid peak energy costs: If your energy provider offers variable rates, find out when the highest and lowest charges apply and think about adjusting employee shifts and machine operating times to off-peak hours.
Similarly, demand side response incentivises a business to reduce consumption or switch to on-site energy generation resources in response to signals when demand on the grid is at its highest.
2. Daylighting: Using skylights and windows to bring natural light int…
Many manufacturers still lack visibility of the energy performance of devices and equipment running in their plants.
If you want to make efficiency improvements and save costs but don't know where to start, a recent blog post from UK energy provider Centrica Business Solutions sets out five steps for manufacturers to follow:
Step 1: Get buy-in from the rest of the business
This is a critical first step and must involve everyone from the top executives to the shop technicians. Set out the problem and business need, supported by statistics and data, and involve the whole team in creating a resolution that improves processes and shows sustainable ROI.
Step 2: Set achievable goals
Employees will lose their motivation if you set a target that's impossible to reach.
To improve manufacturing operations and cut costs, companies must set realistic, measurable goals, Centrica Business Solutions says. These goals should be based on real data from systems and devices used w…