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Optimize your energy efficiency with VPVision
by Imtiaz Rastgar.

This editorial by Imtiaz Rastgar addresses a key question: Do you know the efficiency of your plant? Get real-time insight in all energy flows with VPVision energy management software. VPVision makes energy management easy, understandable and rewarding. You can use VPVision to monitor compressed air and all other utilities in your plant.

Get a grip on your energy consumption

Do you know that companies without an energy management system in place are more likely to go out of business? Here is the good news: VPVision is an ultimate tool to get real-time insight in your energy flows. It will help your organization to raise the energy awareness among your staff. It will be your guiding hand to target energy savings for individuals, teams or at a company-wide level.

Complete the cycle

The energy management is a continuous process. One should create awareness through permanent monitoring, in order to improve the profitability of the plant.

Scaleable solutions – for small and large production plants

The VPVision is available in various configurations, designed to maximize (ROI) Return on Investment. The VPVision software is pre-installed on the VPVision M unit, which makes it very easy to deploy VPVision within factory.

Why energy monitoring? Key benefits:

There are various reasons to start monitoring your energy consumption permanently. The most important ones are highlighted for the interest of our readers.

Check the efficiency of your compressed air system

Compressed air is one of the most expensive utilities in your plant. Compressors run on electricity and convert most of it into heat. Therefore, efficiency may shift over time due to neglected maintenance, or change in demand profile. That’s why continuous monitoring of efficiency is a must have in any industrial set-up.

Allocate costs

Do you know how much energy it takes to manufacture your product? Most manufacturers used to look only at cost of labor and material. In many industries, energy costs can become a significant part of the product costs, and should be allocated accordingly.

Detect issues

Alarms can be configured and an e-mail message will be sent to you when things go out of bounds.

Benchmark machines and production sites

VPVision data can be used to benchmark your production equipment (new verus used, brand A against brand B). You can also benchmark different production sites. How much kW/product produced is required? And why does site A perform better than site B?

Take energy management system as step by step process

Step 1: Prepare yourself and your team. Involve your management and set the goals you want to achieve.

Step 2: Define the current state of energy flows and systems. Gather data, and identify energy savings opportunities.

Step 3: Analyze the measurement results, and plan the actions to improve the efficiency of your plant.

Step 4: Implement the actions. Execute the plan, drive towards the goal.

Why VPVision software?

The VPVision has many benefits compared to other platforms. It is very easy to use and and the software can be quickly implemented.

The VPVision is pre-installed on a dedicated hardware platform which is ready to run.

  • Flexible and scalable.
  • Easy to use interface.
  • Limitless in amount of connected sensors.
  • Virtual channels for powerful calculations.
  • Alarms and reports can be send by email.
  • Open for third party sensors.
 
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