Energy Monitoring System

EnMon - Energy Monitoring System

Energy Monitoring

APROL EnMon is B&R’s solution for measuring, recording and evaluating all relevant energy usage to provide optimal support for the continuous improvement of processes delviered in partnership with Bonner. EnMon helps compaines ensure regulatory compliance with international standards such as ISO 50001 for Energy Management Systems. ISO 50001 is a global standard that applies to all industries.

Goals of the ISO 50001 energy management system

  • Regular measurement and recording of the most important energy consumers
  • Monitoring of energy management programs
  • Adequate precision and reproducibility
  • Verification of adherence to relevant legal regulations and obligations at regular intervals
  • Investigation of any deviation from expected energy usage during the current period, as well as full documentation of the deviation and the identified cause
  • Regularly checking the correlation between energy usage and consumers and other underlying factors, corrections when necessary
  • It is only possible to manage and optimize things that are measured.

EnMon can be a Standalone or fully integrated solution. As a standalone solution, APROL EnMon can be integrated into existing automation solutions without risk. It is up to the user whether energy monitoring should be installed independently of existing building control, SCADA or process control systems. APROL EnMon has been designed as either a fully integrated or standalone solution; as such, it can be implemented into existing APROL process control systems at any time.

Maximum flexibility

Based on the APROL process control system, B&R now offers APROL EnMon, an out-of-the-box solution for energy monitoring. As an engineering platform, APROL ensures maximum flexibility with the least amount of cost and effort. It considerably simplifies the implementation of energy management tasks set up in connection with the ISO 50001 and EN 16001 standards while ensuring that no information whatsoever falls through the cracks.

Ultimate scalability

Since APROL serves as the process control platform, it is also possible to implement solutions that go far beyond conventional energy monitoring tasks. The result is maximum investment protection, with more than enough flexibility and  scalability for the system to grow into whatever tasks you assign it. In this way, the system is always perfectly tailored to your demands, regardless of whether it contains only a couple dozen measurement points or several thousand.

Acquisition of all energy types and energy consumption

Energy consumption by area

When looking at the amount of energy consumed for buildings, industry and transport, it becomes evident that approximately 70 percent of energy is used for industry and buildings.

Total energy consumption

Total energy needs are covered primarily by oil, gas and electricity. Electrical power, heating and water are used intensively in buildings. In industry, energy sources are highly dependent on the sector

User-defined energy types

APROL EnMon provides energy monitoring for all different types of energy, not just electrical. These types of energy can be defined as needed so that the user can specify names that correspond to the particular requirements at hand (e.g. Heating Gas A7, Heating Gas B3). A generic approach is used throughout the data reporting, making it unnecessary to make any adjustments whatsoever.

  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Oil
  • Steam
  • Compressed Air
  • Water
  • Thermal
  • Bio mass
  • Solar

Dashboards & Integrated Reporting

For energy managers and members of the energy management team, a web-based reporting environment called the “EnMon Dashboard” is available. In addition, APROL EnMon provides a powerful system diagnostics and operator environment, which is primarily used for measurement and control engineering. 

The APROL “EnMon Dashboard” makes it possible to selectively choose all of the energy measurement points available in the system. It follows the hierarchy of main distributor / sub-distributor / consumer by allowing each measurement point to  be assigned as an area, sub-area or consumer. For further evaluation, recorded energy data sets are also grouped together according to energy type (medium), respective cost unit and batch ID. Calculations take hierarchical levels into account In practice, not all outlets are fitted with energy measurement equipment; as a result, the system automatically uses the results of the higher level (overall measurement) when calculating consumption. The difference between this overall measurement and the sum of the individual lower-level measuring points can then be further analyzed. This ensures that measurements are not counted twice.  

Billing reports

Four different billing reports for a clear overview of costs

Consumption report

The consumption report lists the consumption data and costs for each consumer (grouped by energy type or consumer) individually and collectively

Rate report

The rate report lists the consumption data and costs for each rate (grouped by energy or rate) individually and collectively.

Cost unit report

The cost unit report lists the consumption data and costs for each consumer  (grouped by energy or cost unit) individually and collectively.

Batch report

The batch report lists the batch data, consumption data and costs for each batch (grouped by energy type or batch) individually and collectively.

Analysis Reports

EnPI (energy performance indicator) analysis

An EnPI analysis can be used to trace the energy consumption per batch or unit produced (quantity, weight, volume).

Load management analysis

Load management analysis shows the development of predicted loads per billing interval as well as the connections and disconnections initiated by the “LoadShedding” control module.

Consumer status analysis

This report displays each consumer in a separate line graph that shows its status: 1 (on) or 0 (off). This makes it easy to identify consumers that continue running even during production downtime.

Peak load analysis

Applying a worst-case analysis over a certain period of time makes it possible to determine which peak loads might occur under unsuitable conditions.

Energy provider analysis

Rates charged by various energy providers can be evaluated based on historical consumption data regardless of daytime and seasonal  rates.  

Climate adjustments

For determining energy consumption in light of climate adjustments (daily temperature figures/ heating degree days)

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