With today”s soaring cost of energy it has never been more important for manufactures to monitor and manage energy usage. Beyond the apparent pure “cost per kw” issue is the unknown negative impact on plant equipment caused by poor power quality. HESCO, with it’s partners and suppliers, is well positioned to help manufactures understand not only where their energy dollars are being consumed but also how to control power quality and cost.
What is Energy Intelligence?
Energy Intelligence is an extension of a manufacturing intelligence approach applied to energy use within a company’s manufacturing facilities. An energy intelligence
system can integrate data from islands of energy usage information (building management systems, building sensors, utilities, etc.) and combine it with other operational
data from your enterprise applications (supply chain, manufacturing, asset management, etc.) to provide visibility into usage trends, costs and efficiencies. By bringing this information together in one place, an Energy Intelligence system can help company leaders understand their current energy usage and provide them with information to make informed decisions about what actions will provide the most return. RA FactoryTalk VantagePoint Energy Brochure
HESCO and our partner network are able to offer our customers products, software and implementation services including:
- FactoryTalk EnergyMetrix – Power Monitoring and Optimization Software FactoryTalk Energy Metrics Brochure
- PowerMonitor – Power Monitoring Equipment & Hardware PowerMonitor 5000 Brochure; iSense Voltage Monitor
- Power Optimized Control & Power Products (Drives, Motor Controls, and Transformers)
FactoryTalk VantagePoint Energy Bundle
The FactoryTalk VantagePoint Energy bundle, which includes FactoryTalk VantagePoint EMI software plus energy-specific models, charts, trends, dashboards and analysis tools, provides access to more energy data. For current FactoryTalk VantagePoint users, an energy add-on can be purchased separately. With this application, users can aggregate metered energy-consumption data with production assets throughout the organization to start monitoring energy utilization.
Once energy utilization is better understood, users can explore behavioral changes to improve energy efficiency and reduce cost. Energy information from the asset level can be correlated with data from third-party control, process and business systems into one application, to not only improve energy efficiency but also overall production efficiency and revenue.
Plant managers and business leaders can easily access energy data, such as historical energy-cost trends or energy costs over time for a specific machine, line, plant or the entire enterprise via a web browser. FactoryTalk VantagePoint software users can now add energy intelligence to their manufacturing intelligence strategy, to access the data necessary to optimize energy consumption, correlate energy usage, determine cost to production, negotiate energy rates, and improve efficiency.
FactoryTalk EnergyMetrix Software
FactoryTalk EnergyMetrix software collects, records and stores energy data from Allen-Bradley or third-party power meters. The software can also capture information on energy usage, flow, temperature, and pressure from controllers, third-party devices or manual entries. With FactoryTalk EnergyMetrix software, users can set parameters that create alarms, and send human-machine interface and email alerts when energy-usage levels reach a user-specified level. This function can be crucial for manufacturers that receive energy bills based on peak kilowatt demand per day.
FactoryTalk EnergyMetrix software also trends historical data dynamically or within custom reports and charts. The application can compare alternative rate schedules to analyze potential cost savings, create energy budgets and forecasts, and track progress toward energy-saving goals against live data. Power-quality analysis capabilities allow users to better understand power quality and how it is affecting a specific line or facility.
FactoryTalk® EnergyMetrix is a sophisticated Web-enabled energy management software package that combines data communication, client-server applications, and Microsoft’s advanced .NET™ Web technology to provide you with a complete energy management solution. Located in the control room, at headquarters or in the palm of your hand, this web-based application allows you to access data and reports from your desktop or mobile device.
IntelliCENTER Energy Software
A new option is now available for IntelliCENTER software – IntelliCENTER Energy. IntelliCENTER Energy software offers a preconfigured setup of FactoryTalk EnergyMetrix software for intelligent motor control devices in the motor control center, including variable speed drives, overload relays, and SMC controllers. Users can view real-time energy consumption and historical trending at the device level directly from IntelliCENTER software. With IntelliCENTER Energy software, it becomes easier to monitor and manage energy usage in the industrial facility for substantial cost savings, and allows for easy integration of motor control centers into plantwide energy management systems.
Power Monitor Hardware
Rockwell Automation Energy Monitoring products keep you well informed of how much power you use, what your major loads are, when you use electric power the most, how much you pay for it, and the quality of the power you use.
PowerMonitor 1000 is a compact power monitor for load profiling, cost allocation or energy control. Its compact size and option for DIN rail or panel mounting make it easy to place on a line or in a cabinet. It’s well-suited for monitoring individual components or entire processes.
PowerMonitor 5000 provides configurable real-time power quality data, harmonics analysis, high-speed oscillography, and sub-metering via a variety of communication protocols. Placed near the utility meter, it measures the amount and quality of power coming into your facility or into significant processes.
Wireless PowerMonitor W250 measures energy consumption via built-in current transformers and delivers the data over a self-generating wireless network. Its wireless capabilities make it an ideal choice for remote areas of your facility and other places that are difficult or costly to install a hardwired network.
PowerMonitor 500 is a cost-effective power monitor featuring an on-device LCD display in a compact footprint. Its size makes it easy to install on a panel door, giving you instant visibility into your energy use on individual components or entire processes.
PowerPad Portable PowerMonitor is a lightweight portable unit allowing you to monitor power anywhere in your facility with superior functionality and accuracy.
Current Transformers (CTs) are low voltage transformers for various power measurement devices and applications, including protective relays, analog devices, transducers and PowerMonitor products.
For more information or help contact HESCO