Industrial Energy Management System – The Workflow

If you're like most industrial companies, you're always looking for ways to improve efficiency and save money. One way to achieve this is by using an energy management system.

Sensorfact’s EMS is a comprehensive system that helps you monitor and manage your energy usage. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the procedure of setting up our client’s Energy Management System.

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Energy management system consultants

The first step is a consultation with our team of experts. During this consultation, we’ll discuss your energy goals and needs. We’ll also take a look at your current energy usage and make recommendations on how you can already improve.

Then we will discuss the installation of the sensors. We’ll need to ask questions about your facility and equipment to determine the best places to install the sensors.

All questions will be answered during this first consultation. After the consultation, you will have a clear understanding of the plan and what to expect from the system.

Setting up energy sensors

After the consultation, our team will help you set up the sensors. The sensors need to be placed in strategic locations throughout your facility. We will work with you to determine the best placement for the sensors.

The sensors are installed using a plug-and-play system, so no wiring is required. The process is quick and easy, and our team will be there to help every step of the way.

No downtime will be required for installation, and it can all happen within one day.

After 8 weeks of the installation, enough data will be collected to review.

Data analysis of energy consumption

The Sensorfact algorithm automatically detects where energy waste can be found. We often observe idle usage/standby consumption, compressed air leakage and improved isolation on certain nozzles or machines.

You can access our on-line dashboard (available via desktop, tablet and mobile devices) where it’s easy for us summarize and present these savings opportunities with just one click of your mouse or tap away.

We can also connect you with the appropriate specialists if required. They can assist you to resolve individual issues where needed.

Debrief for energy savings

At the debriefing, we pride ourselves on providing data-driven and customized savings advice to our clients. We understand that everyone’s financial situation is different, and so we work with each client individually to find the best ways for them to save money.

We also offer assistance in implementing the savings opportunities that we identify, and we track the progress of the savings achieved to ensure that our clients are on track to reach their financial goals.

Our ultimate goal is to help our clients improve their situation. As a result, we always provide an exclusive energy consultant for each customer. This professional looks at the client’s situation and answers their inquiries personally.

Energy management system consultants

Client case – Vernay

Vernay is a global company manufacturing valves for the automotive, medical, and graphic arts industries. Let’s take Vernay as an example to see how our procedure works.

Vernay – Energy management system consultants

Vernay wanted to install energy sensors on their machines, but these measuring systems are usually quite expensive. Sensorfact was able to offer them a cost-effective solution.

One of Vernay’s suppliers presented him with a new machine with a new type of hydraulic pump as an energy-saving measure to help save 50% on energy use.

So, to measure this, our consultants recommended placing the sensors on various machines to measure the difference between the new and old machines.

Vernay – Setting up energy sensors

Sensors were placed on various machines such as air compressors, injection moulding machines, refrigeration containers and pumps.

By equipping sensors on the same sort of equipment, they may assess the efficacy of their equipment and make data-driven judgments.

Vernay – Data analysis of energy consumption

After a few weeks of collected data, Sensorfact indeed concluded that the new machines have a reduced energy consumption of 50%.

Funny enough, Sensorfact even measured older machines being more efficient than some newer machines. This allowed Vernay to further investigate why this was the case.

On top of that, Sensorfact also measures other anomalies. For instance, if energy consumption suddenly increases, this may indicate that the cooling pipe is clogged.

Vernay – Debrief for energy savings

Based on this data, Sensorfact’s consultants provided Vernay with a report that showed how much energy and money they could save by implementing their best machines.

Based on this information, Vernay was able to make data-driven decisions about which machines to invest in and how to maintain their machines to improve their energy efficiency.

Thanks to Sensorfact, Vernay was able to save energy and money, and they now have a better understanding of their machines’ energy consumption.

Industrial energy management system

Final word

As you can see, the Industrial Energy Management System is a comprehensive system that can help you save money and improve efficiency. If you’re interested in learning more about our EMS, please contact us. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

Written by

Tim de Jong

Content specialist for Sensorfact

If you’re like most industrial companies, you’re always looking for ways to improve efficiency and save money. One way to achieve this is by using an energy management system.