Use Energy Management for Industrials to Improve Power Quality

Good power quality is essential to the smooth running of any factory. Power quality problems can result in damage to equipment, downtime, and lost productivity and revenue. In fact, an estimated 30-40% of all commercial downtime is power quality related. EIG’s power quality meters and energy management for industrials let you monitor power quality for specific loads or parts of the factory. EIG meters let you set alarms for multiple conditions – drops in voltage, current faults, change in phase angles, change in I/O state, flicker, etc.; and to send emails on alarm to multiple users. You can also monitor in-rush current for large pieces of equipment to be proactive in equipment repair or replacement to avoid downtime. In addition, non-linear loads in factories cause harmonics, inter-harmonics and flicker, all of which can have a detrimental effect on power quality. EIG’s meters, submeters, and energy management for industrials software let you view and analyze all these power quality components and provide you with detailed reports showing if power quality is within normative standards. And the™ Energy Management Cloud solution lets you view power quality and alarms for the entire factory’s meters, online.

Respond to PQ Problems Before Outages Occur

Reliability of the power running your factory is essential. Factory downtime = lost revenue. With EIG meters giving you access to PQ information at the point a problem occurs, and the™ Cloud solution predicting energy usage for the factory, you can be proactive in addressing problems before they occur, avoiding downtime and the lost revenue it causes. And EIG’s meters have generous amounts of memory for logging measurements and recording waveforms, which lets you perform detailed forensic analysis of any electrical anomaly problems that occur. EIG energy management for industrials allow you to study what went wrong in order to prevent it the next time.

Use SCADA to Manage Energy Usage in the Factory

EIG’s HMIPQA™ software application lets you set up EIG meters in a SCADA system that works with your entire factory. With this flexible and powerful application you can manage energy usage, monitor power quality, and respond to power quality problems factory-wide from any local or remote computer in your system. HMIPQA™ software lets you set up a graphical interface for your meters and other equipment used on the factory floor and in your other buildings, such as administrative office space and warehouses.

Use Energy Management for Industrials to Analyze Factory and Process Energy Consumption

EIG meters have extensive memory for trending. The EnergyReporterPQA™ software application uses the historical log data to produce detailed reports of energy and other commodity usage. You can use the software’s Dashboard Viewer to compare usage in different areas of the factory, for specific loads, or for different timeframes, to find where efficiency can be improved, saving energy and lowering costs. And since Demand charges can be as high as 50% of a facility’s actual consumption, the™ system’s predicted usage and Demand engine gives you the information you need to implement Peak Demand reduction strategies. This is essential when analyzing energy management for industrials.

Determine Inefficiencies and Lower Energy Costs

According to the U.S Department of Energy (DOE), factories and industrial plants account for a third of U.S. energy use, costing roughly $200 billion annually. The DOE believes that the industrial sector can save more than 20% of that energy – and the money spent to purchase it – by reducing energy waste. When you use EIG meters to track your energy use and monitor power quality, you gain knowledge about, and increase the efficiency of, your energy usage. More efficient use basically means that the energy you buy performs more work, so you do not need to pay for energy you are not using. This results in lower cost, as well as a better impact on the environment.

To stay competitive in a global marketplace, factory owners must manage costs and increase productivity. Implementing an energy tracking and PQ analysis system accomplishes both these goals. Using EIG meters and submeters to analyze your factory’s energy usage lets you identify areas where usage and resulting costs
can be cut. And insuring the reliability of the power you purchase, through PQ monitoring, lets you use your energy budget to produce your products most efficiently.

Popular Products Used with Energy Management for Industrials

Typical Factory Layout
Electro Industries/GaugeTech
Critical Load Point
Electro Industries/GaugeTech
Next Generation Transient Recording Power Meter with Advanced Power Quality Monitoring and Communication
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Nexus® 1500+

Ideal for Smart Grid,

Critical needs, and Power Quality sensitive applications

Highly accurate

“Constantly calibrating” revenue meter

IEC 61000-4-30 Class A

Edition 3 and EN 50160 power quality analyzer

Large Loads (400 Amps or more)
Electro Industries/GaugeTech
Power & Energy Meter for Utility and Critical Industrial Substations
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Shark® 250

ANSI C12.20

Class 0.2% Accuracy

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Metering Features

Large Memory Capacity

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Smaller Loads (200 Amps or less, high-density)
Electro Industries/GaugeTech
Multi-Point High-Density Metering System with WiFi
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Shark® MP200

0.5% Class Energy

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Consolidate Multiple Metering

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Base Data Collection Software
Electro Industries/GaugeTech
The base user package of the Energy Manager System with charting, configuration, graphing, and power quality analysis
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Communicator PQA™

Comprehensive Charting, Graphing

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View Waveform Records

With Comprehensive Data Analysis Features

Monitor Power Reliability

SCADA Application
Electro Industries/GaugeTech
This HMI module allows the user to connect a graphical HMI interface to the software
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Advanced SCADA architecture

Direct Access via Ethernet or Network

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Energy Dashboard and Billing Software
Electro Industries/GaugeTech
EnergyReporterPQA™ 5.0 Software for energy dashboarding, generating usage reports and automated submeter billing
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View and Create

Energy Dashboards and Reports

Accurately Bill

Customers/Tenants for Usage

Reduce Energy Costs

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EnergyPQA Cloud Energy Management
Electro Industries/GaugeTech
Next generation Energy Management Cloud solution, providing energy analytics and predictions, reducing costs and improving power system reliability
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EnergyPQA Cloud Energy Management

Energy Management

Report on highest Demand Contributors and Energy Usage across facilities

Predictive Analytics

Use Machine Learning to accurately Predict Demand & Energy Usage into the future

Power Quality

Comprehensive Power Quality Analysis and alarming on Power Quality Events

Engineering Services
Electro Industries/GaugeTech
EIG’s highly experienced engineers, with a variety of skills in the fields of electrical engineering, software engineering, and meter engineering, to assist in the design, commissioning, start-up verification, and certification of installations to help you get your project up and running, and ensure it will be successful.
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Engineering Services

On site consulting and commissioning

System Integration

Meter calibration and Certification services

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