CreatedMonday, July 23,2018 at 3:40 PM
This was a Blog Post by Jim Mansfield on the 5th of December,2016 for Faith Technologies.
Energy Management allows companies to determine, improve and continuously analyze their energy consumption.
Energy Data Management Systems are technical in nature and are comprised of both hardware and software for the collection, visualization, analysis of Energy Related Data. An EDMS enables regulation and control of energy consumption in plants and buildings. The end results are the enablement of:
“You can’t positively change what you cannot measure. And, you can’t measure accurately unless you have all the data.”
Implementing an integrated solution that also includes Production Data begins to tell a much more complete story of how energy is used and where. Sub-Metering for (WAGES) Water, Air, Gas, Electricity and Steam at the point of use is combined with:
When integrating Energy Management or Energy Data Management Systems with Production Data / Systems, the interface between different or disparate systems must be taken into consideration and well thought out. The Manufacturing Operations Management level mentioned above, for instance should communicate with the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) package of record which coordinates the Advanced Production Scheduling Software. When integrating the APS with equipment for processing orders, received from the ERP system, we should take into consideration any Electricity or Gas Load Shed strategies. At the end of the day, all of the integrated systems will play into the dynamics of the manufacturing floor (e.g., machine utilization and downtime.)