AVReporter Energy Management Solutions for Banks and Data centers

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The following case study introduces a project our team delivered for the National Savings Bank of Hungary, called OTP, established in 1949.
In the past years OTP has become a key player in the CEE region, apart from Hungary the OTP Group currently operates in 8 other countries. The Hungarian center of the bank is in Budapest. This is where the Data Center is located and where all data of the bank cards are stored. Hence why ensuring the continuous and secure operations is highly important and one of the main reasons for banks to invest in a comprehensive energy management system (EMS). 

An up-to-date EMS must not only guarantee secure control, but it also strongly contributes towards achieving lower operational costs.

Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) was also a demanding factor. PUE is a metric used to determine the energy efficiency of a data center It is determined by dividing the amount of power entering a data center by the power used to run the computer infrastructure within it. PUE is therefore expressed as a ratio, with overall efficiency improving as the quotient decreases toward 1.
In addition, the EMS must be capable of integrating with a wide variety of other systems, devices, and the software.

Power Usage Effectiveness

Some of the main requirements for the Energy Management Systems were:

  • Security requirements

Banks have unique requirements for internal and external security. Night-time lighting requirements for customer access areas, such as: outdoor ATMs, night drops etc… must be supported. AVReporter Energy Management System adheres to bank security policies and can automate monitoring and control for alarm notifications or any detected discrepancies.

  • Service provider monitoring and support

Many banks rely upon external service providers for facility management. The Energy Management System can provide both the service provider and the bank with a single point of information for every unit, including temperature set-points, and lighting schedules. At any time, authorized personnel can access the energy management system to determine what is happening in any of the banks, provide alarm notifications and even dispatch service technicians if necessary.

  • Access control

AVReporter solutions can interface with most access controls systems so that when the facility schedule is overridden the lighting and HVAC systems are automatically activated.

  • HVAC split systems

Many store locations leverage split HVAC systems to provide heating and cooling. By leveraging a centralized energy management system, banks can better control and monitor each location’s split system and provide performance data, energy savings, and alert facility managers of potential equipment problems.

  • Varied hours of operation

Banks often change schedules, varying their hours of operation to meet local and regional needs. AVReporter supports that need with a flexible solution that can support changes in local stores to facilitate off-hour work schedules.

The software requirements were the followings, based on the Project scope of communicating with different type of power meters, circuit monitors and PLCs and supply and configuring AVReporter Lite Edition and WebPublisher:

  • Monitoring consumption and controlling electric system (keeping track of position indicators and alarms) executing switching functions- system monitoring and simplifying maintenance tasks
  • Building maintenance and monitoring solutions
  • Monitor operation conditions of UPSs
  • Schedule maintenance on the bases of CB operation numbers
  • Analyse and isolate the source of power quality problems (EN50160)
  • Improve continuity of service
  • Monitor and calculate applied energy performance
  • Information can be accessed by web browser interface
  • Multi-User and Security Access Level Management
  • Quick report building web and desktop environments 
  • Schedule report creation for management site
  • Integrated data visualization on one interface

Energy Management System Topology

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