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Energy Saving & Power Monitoring System

Recently a university in Taiwan was experiencing dramatic power usage increases due to its growing number of campus buildings and students. Aiming to analyze their power consumption and increase their power efficiency across 52 buildings, the university wanted to build a power management system utilizing web-based hardware and software. With these goals in mind, they contacted Advantech to help them develop their system and provide them with the means to save energy in the years to come.

  • Advantech
    Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted innovative embedded and automation products and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, and global logistics support; all backed by industry-leading front and back office e-business solutions.
  • Construction & Buildings
  • Maintenance
  • A Taiwan university
  • To create a power management system across 52 campus buildings to monitor and improve the management of power consumption, and guarantee efficient energy usage. The ability to monitor power consumption at each building in real-time, forecast power demands, adjust power consumption, and improve power management. Take advantage of the features of their network to create a power consumption inquiry system.To create a real-time display system to show the power use conditions in each building, in order to push forward and advocate power saving around the whole campus.

    The power monitoring computer workstation uses WebAccess HMI tocollect data and show status.The system is used to analyze and compare the data and then take appropriate action to reduce power consumption and save energy. In order to ensure that the data will not be lost when there is no network connection, BAS-3520 DDC Controller is connected to digital multimeter. Then data can be stored temporarily on local computer and will be uploaded when the connection is resumed to ensure the integrity of data.
  • Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
  • Building Energy Management System (BEMS)
    Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) are computer-based systems that help to manage, control and monitor building technical services (HVAC, lighting etc.) and the energy consumption of devices used by the building. They provide the information and the tools that building managers need both to understand the energy usage of their buildings and to control and improve their buildings’ energy performance.HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) is the technology of indoor environmental control. Its goal is to manage air temperature, humidity, and quality to meet the needs of both people and industrial processes. With low-cost sensors, wireless connectivity and more powerful data processors, HVAC companies are now able to collect real-time performance data and monitor the condition of their equipment. Remote monitoring solutions can monitor hard to reach areas and sites in order to alert staff to breakage and heat or water damage in a cable. IoT can help the HVAC industry improve overall equipment effectiveness and save money by minimizing equipment failure and optimizing energy usage and performance levels.  
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