zenon EDMS: Energy Data Management with a System
Currently only a few topics are as widely discussed as the directive of the European Union to increase energy efficiency. There are a number of solutions which support companies to achieve their energy goals. However, most are limited to the minimum legal requirements for the monitoring and recording of energy consumption and load profiles. This is an option, of course, but not the best one by a long shot. This is because implementing the legal requirements is, at best, just a scratch on the surface. A meaningful evaluation of energy efficiency is only possible if the energy used is also compared to the actual value created. To do this, it is necessary to include production data. Only then is it possible for companies to see how efficiently they really use energy.
zenon Energy Data Management System
When it is a matter of not just somehow managing energy data, but also increasing efficiency and reducing costs, we recommend our zenon Energy Data Management System (EDMS). First of all: it is not an off-the-shelf EDMS, but instead a customized solution package that can be individually adapted to your requirements. It meets the requirements of the TÜV SÜD “Certified Energy Data Management” standard and was certified accordingly. The zenon EDMS thus provides you with optimum support when implementing your ISO 50001 certification too.
A particular advantage of the zenon EDMS is that you do not need any specific hardware for the recording of consumption data. The zenon EDMS adapts to your infrastructure, not the other way round. Integration with existing systems can even take place during ongoing production. It also supports over 300 communication protocols and interfaces. You can thus include energy data from various sources. Metering points that do not allow automated recording due to their location can be read and recorded manually as offline meters. These meters and the attendant measuring devices are managed and administered in zenon using the specialized Metering Point Administration module.
When setting up the meters and measuring devices, you can set the parameters for recording the data in full. After this, you can flexibly visualize the energy consumption data in the familiar zenon way. Reports and key figures can also be displayed in real time.
High quality evaluation of historical data is another essential function of an effective energy data management system. The reporting software zenon Analyzer, with its enormous variety and flexibility, comes into play here. Reports are not predefined and fixed in zenon Analyzer; they are available as report templates. You can simply amend these with the supplied zenon Analyzer Management Studio. Once you have configured a report template optimally for your requirements, you can derive the report from it. In this way, a number of reports can be created from just one report template, offering many different perspectives on energy consumption: be it for a machine, a production list, the complete operating area or with filtering for batches, shifts and much more.
Even the basic zenon EDMS license includes ten report templates with different subject areas for trend reports, load curves, cost evaluations, annual load duration curves and more. As an option, further analyses such as a Sankey diagram, waterfall diagram or OEE analysis are possible.
With the zenon EDMS and zenon Analyzer, you no longer only measure and report on energy data, you can also assess it in relation to other recorded values and thus measure productivity or review it against your own key performance indicators. You not only record how much energy you have consumed; you can also evaluate how this energy was used. For example, you can receive key figures detailing how much energy you have used per day, per batch or per item.
You can access these reports at any time using whichever web browser you prefer. You do not need to install a client or a plug-in. You can create the reports required on a cyclical basis automatically and receive them via email.