Energy Management Software
The below article outlines some of the challenges utility and facility managers face in trying to control their energy consumption, highlighting some of the most common energy challenges faced by different business segments, business types.
Flexible integration is important when
Import data from all types of energy consumed by utilities (water, air, gas, electricity, steam), emissions, production or business process data from enterprise system databases (e.g. metering, BAC, ERP, SCADA, BMS, EMS, Production management systems); export data to other enterprise business or automation systems. Open architecture supports industry standard protocols (Modbus TCPIP, Modbus RTU, OPC Server Connection – BACNET, LONBUS, PROFIBUS, etc.) and an expansive range of different manufactures devices (ABB, Siemens, Schneider Electric, ION meters, Phoenix Contact, Circutor, Janitza, Carlo Gavazzi, Socomec, Satec, Elnet, Pilot, Weidmüller, etc.).
Key features of datasource integration:
AVReporter Component Store (field device drivers):
AVReporter can provide basic template solution too for those, who wish to monitor only basic consumption or submit these required values to governments or just need to record these regularly for compliance.
However for those users, who wish to truly improve their energy efficiency, energy quality and security or aim for standards like ISO 50001, LEED or BREAM will need a more comprehensive tool. AVReporter is a modular energy management software with numerous versions and add-ons. This is to allow users to pay only for what they wish to use and get a suitable fit for their needs.
Apart from accessing the wide template library for quick report building there is an advanced option to build fully customised reports (like how many trees you need to grow in order of offsetting your CO2... etc.) with no programming due to the pre-created structures you can apply your requirements onto.
AVR fully supports users to create just the right view and summary of their data easily in web and desktop enviroment by wizard. Thanks to the simple user interface, preparing a report does not require any particular professional knowledge.
Deploying a complex alarming solution can be vital for some users.
Whilst historic alarms help to analyse certain events and provide information for prevention, real-time alarms allow users to react quickly to current problems saving expensive machinery, products or even human life.
When designing AVReporter this was one of the main areas to focus on, as many users are coming from highly sensitive environments (pharma industry, food and beverages, data centers, banks etc.).
AVReporter is available in desktop, web and mobile environment too: featuring alarm, event management and alarm summary report creation possibilities, email sending, etc.
AVReporter is a complex application that permits users (management and engineers) to link multiple data sources together in order to create complex reports, complete with advanced query and data analysis and modeling tools.
Utilities are now encouraged or even required to introduce long-term strategies for managing their energy efficiency, targeting, accurate and detailed sub-billing solutions and also climate-related risks and opportunities.
AVReporter has all the features to support the above. The AVR Entrance version is perfectly suitable for the smaller ventures, but AVR Advanced version provides a very robust and highly reliable option for the huge utilities, which can be integrated into existing corporate environment easily.
Cost Allocation and Billing Creation (Typical tenant billing example):
AVR Real-time data allows refreshing the data in every 1 second, as the data from the metering device will be displayed on the screen directly without having to go through the database first. This will enable the controlling mechanism to react quickly in case of emergencies, crucial changes or danger.
AVReporter’s multilingual support together with its multi currency ability allows AVReporter to be deployed as a single central global energy management solution while supporting local language and currency at each site. This is ideal for deploying an AVReporter solution in a phased or fiscal scenario, as well as, accommodating multi-cultural teams working with the same data.