The first step to successful monitoring
To successfully complete a monitoring project, the very first step at the outset is a thorough inventory assessment. The electrical installation and IT environment in which monitoring is to be implemented should be carefully considered. It is also vital to clearly establish the customer’s wishes with regard to energy monitoring in this phase. Should energy consumption be measured exclusively (consumption monitoring) or is it also important to map the quality of electrical energy (monitoring Power Quality)? There are countless options in the areas of consumption monitoring as well as monitoring of Power Quality. In-depth advice with regard to hardware, software and services can only be given once all of these factors have been mapped during the inventory assessment
Inventory assessment by HyTEPS
HyTEPS starts monitoring projects with an inventory assessment, mapping the current situation of the installation. We critically evaluate your electrical installation and all components. During this inventory assessment, we will speak with the daily managers of the installation at length. HyTEPS aims to not only get to know your installation, but to fully understand it. We also discuss your wishes, needs and software options.
Understanding the installation
During the inventory assessment, we collect sufficient input to develop a hardware schematic. All relevant information necessary for monitoring, related to the electrical installation and available hardware, is captured. This means that one-line diagrams will be used to determine where the important equipment is located and which existing monitoring equipment and security measures are already in place. In addition, suitable current transformers installed for energy monitoring are captured. All of the items above are described in an inventory assessment report.
Your wishes and needs
We also discuss your wishes and needs during the inventory. What do you want to make visible with energy monitoring within your electrical installation? This can focus on making energy consumption visible, but also on one or more aspects of the quality of the electrical energy (Power Quality) in your installation. More and more often a combination of both is chosen. We also map out the software and implementation options.
Plan of action
Based on the inventory, HyTEPS creates a customer-specific plan of action for energy monitoring within the electrical installation. The goal of the action plan is: more insight, more continuity and less cost. This plan includes a proposal for the most appropriate solution to record, analyze and evaluate the power consumption. This solution includes:
Which energy meters and Power Quality analyzers are required to make the desired data available?
Based on the IT environment and client requirements, an inventory assessment and proposal are drawn up. An assessment of the time required for engineering and support during implementation is made.
Based on our advice and the customer’s wishes, we make a proposal to guarantee continuity of the monitoring system as well as possibilities for periodic support and/or reporting.
This action plan is discussed with installation managers, IT, and any other stakeholders. Following discussions with all stakeholders, adjustments are implemented into the action plan.