Are we really reducing the cost of energy in our plants and home? Well, this is a question we should ask ourselves. To give you more insights into this, the article talks about energy monitoring systems and suggests how can we save money and get cost-effective in plants by reducing energy consumption.

Energy monitoring systems for IoT, IIoT, Industry 4.0

There is a lot of buzz around these concepts in recent years. Fortunately, vendors want to make money, so they act instead of just talking. Some companies provide remote solutions, where their experts analyze data to send relevant reports.

Others offer platforms with clear dashboards to help you develop their own reports and insights. These solutions tackle issues such as energy monitoring system, process improvement, and condition monitoring with a variety of methods.

 

To know more about IoT, you can read the Visaya Article on IoT applications

 

Some energy monitoring systems use the control system to monitor and analyze the process energy, and others use gateways to send data to the cloud or platform, bypassing the control system altogether.

As with anything, these systems have their pros and cons. With remote access, we can focus on the data related to the specific application, instead of getting everything. Plus, we can limit access to reduce security issues.

Top industrial energy management devices

To give a headstart in designing industrial energy management system, we have compiled a list of devices that have proven themselves in many industrial energy management setups. These devices are relatively easy to install and supply a lot of data. we can get to know about them in the following section:

Proline Prowirl F 200

This smart device from Endress + Hauser brings a lot of benefits for the end user. It has an integrated temperature sensor for mass and energy flow of saturated steam. Plus, this can withstand temperature shocks, water hammers, and heavy vibratiion.

Endress+Hauser
Proline Prowirl F 200 Vortex flowmeter for gases and liquids in industrial ancillary services
in the shop
Prowirl F 200

We can also get wet steam detection and measurement, which gives us the key to controlling the steam efficiency of the entire plant.

RSG 45

The Memograph M RSG45 Advanced Data Manager  from Endress+Hauser is a flexible and powerful system for organizing process values. Memograph M adapts quickly and easily to any application and supports remote monitoring.

Endress+Hauser
Memograph M RSG45 Advanced Data Manager
in the shop from 2718 €
RSG45

TR 10

The Omnigrad M TR10 from Endress+Hauser is an optional head transmitter. Together with all common communication protocols, it makes the device ready to use with enhanced measurement accuracy and reliability compared to directly wired sensors.

Endress+Hauser
Omnigrad M TR10 Modular RTD thermometer for almost all branches of industry
in the shop from 274 €
TR10

PT 100 with GDM connector and 4…20 mA output

The PT 100 with GDM connector and 4…20 mA output is a compact temperature transmitter for measurement of liquid and gases from BB Sensors.

This can be used in engines and compressors, plant and ship construction and mechanical engineering sectors. Also, the pt100 screw in sensor with Hirschmann plug and output signal 4-20mA offers high reliability and easy-to-clean surfaces.

B+B Thermo-Technik GmbH
PT 100 with GDM connector and 4...20 mA output Compact temperature transmitter for measurement of liquid and gases
in the shop from 182 €
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To know more about the entire concept of industrial energy management system, you can check out the Visaya Article on Industrial Energy Management System Instrumentation Guide

Conclusion

An energy management system (EMS) monitors, controls, and optimizes energy performance in a plant. That means it measures the generation, transmission, and consumption of energy. It should also help diagnose problems like over-consumption and leaks across the entire plant. Using these devices will allow us reducing energy consumption.

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