Corporations are increasingly scrutinizing the efficiency of their buildings and equipment. In addition to legal obligations, tremendous potential savings and synergistic effects are very alluring. Regardless of the maturity of your energy management systems, a good system adapts to your requirements and provides new insights into potential savings at every level within your operations.
Energy Management Systems are not just futuristic options for responsible enterprises. In fact, they are slowly becoming a mandate by the regulators in favour of a greener, more efficient industrial operations.
Here are some ways in which Energy Management Systems are changing the global industries!
Stricter Compliance and Audits
In the future, companies will find it more difficult to obtain their energy management system certification as per the ISO 50001 standard. As of October 2017, they must verify a measurable increase in energy efficiency for the first time, or the certificate will not be granted.
The ISO 50000 standard series set increased requirements for energy management systems. To meet them, companies must develop a suitable measurement concept with which key figures can be defined astutely and proactively.
Industry leaders like WAGO help keep your energy management system up to date and take the next step towards efficiency with you.
Using Cloud to Optimize Energy Management Processes
The cloud makes it possible for you to access your current energy and process data from any location. It also offers big data intelligence so you can process, analyze and save larger data volumes. This can be advantageous if, for example, you want to employ artificial intelligence to predict when the individual machines in your production chain will require maintenance.
Moreover in an intelligent factory, energy and process data can also be used to predict failures and develop new operational management and maintenance strategies. One topic is predictive maintenance, the proactive approach to maintenance. This enables companies to recognize defects before they actually occur. Systems will no longer be repaired when they fail, but rather before they do. Problems often result from unfavourable correlations. Artificial intelligence in the cloud can detect these conditions.
Yet even without a cloud connection, some energy management systems like that of WAGO, help limit values that can be set to establish starting points for those responsible for service and maintenance – and ascertain when something in production is not running smoothly and failures threaten.
With this knowledge, major damage can be avoided in good time.
Energy Data Management will become critical
Knowing how much energy is flowing within a closed production system is crucial before it can be optimized for consumption and predicting points of failure.
Energy Data Management systems easily record and manage energy data without any programming and can be upgraded at any time to ensure optimum production, compliance and safety.
Combining preconfigured hardware and user-friendly software into one package, these systems can be readily integrated into both existing grids and building technologies. In addition to energy-specific values, like electrical currents or voltages, many other measurements can also be recorded that are relevant for industrial and process technologies or for building applications. Thus, allowing you to get a comprehensive view of your company’s energy flows and production processes.
Has your company already taken a step towards responsible energy management? Get started today with expert industry leaders like WAGO!
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