State-of-the-art Plant/Shop-Level Energy Saving System “MES.Energouchet”
Today the issues of energy efficiency and reduced losses seem to be of great relevance. Energy accounts for more than 30% of total costs seen by almost every enterprise today, and such costs tend to increase continuously.
The task of monitoring energy consumption in industry comprises multiple levels. Most energy monitoring systems are metering systems of the enterprise level and do not distinguish between separate plants and shops. However it is the plant/shop level where energy monitoring and control can be most efficient, where one can, without delay, detect any deviations caused by energy losses or improper operation and make appropriate decisions.
To enable major energy consumers to better manage their energy consumption we offer our tailored solution – Automated Energy Saving System “MES.Energouchet”.
State-of-the-art energy saving systems are designed to efficiently monitor and control energy consumed by plants/shops within an industrial site.
What we understand under the efficient energy monitoring and control is timely decision making based on a comprehensive analysis of the consumed energy and detected energy losses and inefficient use.
The MES.Energouchet users include electrical personnel of a plant/shop.
- Data acquisition, processing and storage.
The System can collect analog signals carrying the information about the actual flows, pressures and temperatures, as well as discrete signals coming from process control systems and carrying the information about the equipment statuses and operating modes. It can also collect the reference and target data (specific flow rates, production schedule, energy needs, energy prices) from the related ERP systems.
- Energy consumption estimates.
Energy consumption estimates are prepared at the corporate level and can be corrected further down at the plant/shop level with further breakdowns by user.
- Monitoring of incoming and consumed energy.
Such monitoring covers all kinds of energy resources and is based on various intervals (hour/shift/day/month/year-to-date).
- Energy balances.
Balancing the energy supplied and the energy consumed by different machines in a particular time period (hour, shift, day, month, year).
- Energy consumption analysis.
The System is capable of analyzing the energy consumption by control point or cost center and of generating cost analyses. The analysis by cost center includes identifying the deviations of energy consumption versus the output and the specific consumption rate.
The analysis by control point includes identifying the differences between the actual and estimated energy consumption by control point and analyzing how such differences are correlated with the operating modes.
The cost analysis looks at the difference between the actual and estimated energy consumption in money terms.
- Identification of energy consumption rates.
The System calculates the actual specific energy consumed by machines per product, registers overconsumption, and analyzes the deviations per time period (shift, day, month, year).
The System is capable of generating standard documents (e.g. Request for Quarterly Specific Energy Consumption Rates). The forms of reporting documentation are specified during basic engineering based on the initial inspection results.
- Reference data
The System maintains plant/shop-level reference data: control points within a system, types of control points, processes and operating modes, types of energy losses, etc.
Key Principles behind the System Architecture
- Client-Server architecture
- Thin Client technology with end user access via web browser
- Distributed data bank based on Microsoft SQL Server 2008
- Tight integration with Microsoft Office (data uploads in Word/Excel files, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets).
- Security ensured through the use of access privileges
When developing your MES.Energouchet system, we provide the following services:
- preparation of SOW;
- elaboration of documentation per national standards, i.e. GOST;
- software development;
- software commissioning and testing;
- training for key users;
- support under warranty.