AVR Energy Management Software EDN Overview

AVR has a modular structure to serve the end-user’s needs efficiently. Each edition acts like a base for the whole structure and can be extended by other modules and plug-ins easily.

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Features of AVR v4.0 Entrance Package

The Entrance Package was created to supply end-users and System Integrators a pilot-like package solution, fit for 10 devices for the purpose of closer evaluation. This is a low-cost low-risk opportunity to get to know the software in working condition.

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Features of AVR v4.0 Lite EDN

The Lite Edition can supply local systems and is also an ideal component of pilot projects. This edition is the right solution to serve the basic needs of an Energy Management System and can create simple reports. Also it is a must have tool in supporting the Energy Manager completing related tasks efficently and quickly.

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Features of AVR v4.0 Basic EDN

Having equipped with the most required solutions, AVR Basic is one of the most popular editions and can be used comfortably for local sites. This edition has increased connectivity (OPC Connection), improved reporting facilities and provides more options for customisation.

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Features of AVR v4.0 Intermediate EDN

The Intermediate edition is recommended for end-users, who also wish to connect to external data sources, advanced virtual meters and optionally redundant OPC Servers.

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Features of AVR v4.0 Advanced EDN

AVR Advanced integrates powerful qualities for those clients, who wish to use the latest cutting edge tool to its best abilities, a fine example of a solution supporting the requirements of “Integrated Industry”. This edition can also connect to unlimited external data sources and serve multi-site applications “Global Energy Management Solution”.

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AVR v4.0 Mobile Clients

The AVR Mobile Client has been developed to aid the work of the technical staff by providing real-time information about their measurement points and data concentrators, visualizing them on a unified tablet interface.

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AVR Windows Phone & IPhone Mobile Client (Remote Meter Reading)

With the support of this application the measurement data (identifying meters manually or by QR code) can be entered and sent via email (attachment in CSV file format) easily into the AVR server application.

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AVR Azure Cloud

By the deployment of Microsoft Azure infrastructure we can offer a pre-installed energy management software solution, taking the frustration out of the process and cutting down on system engineering time. This collaboration also enables us to provide a low-risk investment, based on the calculable payment terms.

AVR Azure Energy Management Software is an ideal choice to support the energy efficiency strategy of both Smart City and Smart Factory applications.

Our highly experienced TechTeam offers additional „kick-start packages”, remote engineering services and trainings according to your needs.

To find out about the available AVR Azure Energy Management Software packages and features, get in touch with us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reducing the energy consumption of industrial heat

 

 

Improving the efficiency of industrial heat use and transitioning to cleaner sources of energy would potentially have a significant impact on reducing industrial CO2 emissions, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Global demand for industrial heat is growing. It already accounts for two-thirds of industrial energy demand and almost one-fifth of global energy consumption.

What's more, it constitutes most of the direct industrial CO2 emitted each year, as the vast majority of industrial heat originates from fossil-fuel combustion.

However, there are challenges in reducing CO2 emissions from industrial heat, IEA analysts Elie Bellevrat and Kira West explained in a recent commentary.

Industrial heat is often generated on-site, making it harder to regulate than a more centralised sector such as large thermal power generation.

And while heating needs for residential and commercial buildings are fairly standard, industrial heat encompasses a wide variety of temperature levels for different processes and end-uses. For instance, cement kilns require high temperatures, while drying or washing applications in the food industry operate at lower temperatures.

Different technology and fuel options are available depending on the required temperature level, but these are often not interchangeable. For example, low-temperature heat from a heat pump cannot be substituted for high-temperature heat from a gas boiler.

Fuel switching -- such as substituting gas for coal -- can go some way to reducing emissions.

Electrification can also be a low-cost and sustainable option, although the sustainability of electrification depends on broad decarbonisation of the power sector to actually reduce emissions at the system level.

Direct renewable heat sources such as solar and geothermal can also be economical for applications below 400 degrees Celsius, but they are not easy to integrate in all industrial facilities. Meanwhile, bioenergy can be used for high-temperature heat demand, but is resource-constrained and only economical and sustainable under certain operating conditions and in certain regions.

Industrial heat can also be decarbonised by capturing and recycling CO2 in industrial processes, such as for methanol production, or storing it permanently.

And last, but by no means least, increased efficiency -- through the use of modern equipment, improved insulation or heat recovery -- can reduce final demand before the heat is even generated.

Limiting overall heat requirements is the often the first step, before taking actions to decarbonise the remaining heat use.

"Ultimately, widespread deployment of energy efficiency and a least cost mix of these options can point to a more sustainable future for industrial heat," the IEA commentary concludes. "Putting the appropriate regulatory framework in place will be key to ensuring that investments are targeted in a way that makes this future possible."

 

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