Component of EnMS
Components of an Energy Management System
Energy Management Systems are made of several equally important components. It is important to understand the functions and requirements for each component so that a successful EnMS can be deployed.
The following details each component's role in an effective Energy Management System:
|i.||Measurement Devices - the foundation on which an effective Energy Management System is built upon. These devices measure a wide array of “Installation Parameters”; such as Electrical Energy, Water Consumption, Temperature, Humidity, Gas Consumption, Compressed Dry Air, etc. The measurements enable a "sub-metering" to determine the individual consumption of various resource consumption points or cost centers.|
|ii.||Communications Network - the bricks in an Energy Management System, thru which measurement data from the “Measurement Devices” are sent to the “Control System”. Typically wired RS485 communication are used but increasingly TCP/IP, WiFi, RF & GSM are used...|
|iii.||Control System - the mortar that binds the entire Energy Management System together, which enables measurements from “Measurement Devices” to be monitored, recorded, analyzed & reports generated. It also provides a centralized overview and control of the whole installation, so that it can be efficiently monitored, managed and maintained.|
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