Emerson Process Management has unveiled Energy Advisor, a real-time energy management information system, promising savings in energy costs up to 10 percent.
The new system will automate process of monitoring and managing energy consumption across mills, plants, and refineries. Energy Advisor will help to save 5 to 10 percent energy costs annually with site’s energy performance.
Company officials said process manufacturers can identify inefficiencies and irregularities and take corrective action as the new solution is real time. The Energy Advisor will target industries like chemical, metals and mining, oil and gas, pulp and paper, and refining.
A real time energy management information system provides real-time analysis and historical context as it pulls energy data from various sources, including Emerson’s DeltaV and Ovation distributed control systems, as well as its wireless infrastructure.
Manufacturers can also compare three critical items: the amount of energy a system is designed to use, what it has used over time, and what it is consuming in the moment.
Energy Advisor integrates seamlessly with current site control and information systems and allows a straight-forward and cost-effective implementation.
Company officials said it also includes Energy Target Calculator and Standard Reports including cost per unit of production, energy performance trends and electrical demand cost.
“To increase energy productivity and eliminate waste, manufacturers need more than historical data. They need real-time insight into what is going on to drive continuous improvement behavior,” said Barbara Hamilton, energy management program manager at Emerson Process Management.
Last month, University of Cambridge selected Emerson Network Power solutions to control multiple data environments remotely.
In January, T-Systems selected Emerson Network Power to construct its modular data centers in Spain to ensure significant growth in cloud services in Europe.