Energy monitoring is an established technique that has proven its value over the past two decades. In 1980, a national program for the use of energy monitoring began in Britain. This approach has since spread throughout Europe. At the moment, it is becoming increasingly popular in the United States.
With the implementation of energy monitoring in numerous projects (since 1980), it has been proven that the application of this technology often results in the following advantages:
-Energy cost savings: This usually varies between 5% and 15% on the original energy costs
-Reduced greenhouse gas emissions: lower energy consumption reduces emissions
-Grants: Projects and investments to save energy can be eligible for grants or tax benefits
-Improved cost overload: Using separate measurement and battery monitoring, the energy costs can be precisely distributed across the different production departments. These costs can then be added to the cost.
-Enhanced budgeting: Energy Monitoring is a powerful tool in anticipating the expected energy cost variations in future changes
-Reduction of energy loss: Monitoring can be used for the analysis (and solution) of power loss problems on buldings, veichles, ships.
The marine battery monitor and its management of information is aimed at:
-The identification and explanation of fluctuations in energy use
Graphically display trend lines in energy usage (weekly, seasonal, per product or process …)
-The calculation of the expected energy use for changes in production / operations
-Analysis of specific sectors, departments, processes where (much) energy loss occurs
-Analyze the effects of occurring or initiated changes
-Developing targets or targets for saving programs or programs in the field of energy management or environmental care
-Actively controlling energy usage (and associated costs) instead of passively accepting the current situation.
The ultimate goal of energy monitoring is to reduce energy costs through more efficient energy usage and control of energy use. Energy or battery monitors are providing additional benefits, such as more efficient use of raw materials (and other resources), improved budgeting of (production) costs and a reduction of CO2 (and other greenhouse gases) emissions.
Energy or battery monitoring enables energy administrators to get feedback on how processes run in the current situation, what are the results of savings measures and can ultimately be used to forecast energy usage in specific periods or new situations.
The purpose of energy monitoring is to provide management information by determining the relationship between energy use and key performance indicators such as production, building use, weather impact, and so on.
Energy monitoring is a way to control energy usage based on the known management axiom: “What is not measurable is also not manageable.”
Energy monitoring uses three basic principles, which together constitute a constant feedback cycle, which can better control the process of energy use. Data collection refers to the standard collection of data on energy use, then shown on battery monitors. These data form the basis for managing energy usage and explaining deviations from the standard pattern. In addition to data on energy usage, data about other variables that affect energy usage are collected, such as (production figures, energy prices, weather impacts, etc.). The data can be collected using manual meter recording, remotely readable data loggers, a building management system or SCADA systems, from data in company databases and by delivery of measurement data from energy suppliers. The data is stored in a central database.