Energy Monitoring Surveys

Powerpoint Engineering Ltd can perform Energy Monitoring Surveys to suit your specific needs. We provide solutions for Demand Control, Power Factor Correction and Harmonic Filtering. Contact us by phone on 057 8662162 or email sales@powermeters.ie to find out more about our Energy Monitoring Surveys.

Energy Monitoring SurveysOur detailed findings, their interpretation and recommendations are included in all our survey reports. A typical survey is carried out over a one-week period. Reports are prepared, after removal of power monitoring systems and equipment, in a prompt manner.

Load Profile Surveys

Our Surveys are typically used for evaluating transformer loads and connected load power factor.

All Load Profile Studies include measurements for a typical load cycle:

  • The site load [kW]
  • Apparent power/MIC [kVA]
  • Power factor
  • Maximum/minimum and average values of Voltage
  • Load Current & Current Spikes

Load Profile Surveys can be used to evaluate available capacity of existing transformers, available current carrying capacity of existing cables or suitability/performance of power factor correction equipment.

 

Case Study – energy metering – large data centre

This is a synopsis of an energy monitoring case study relating to the design and supply of an award winning electrical energy metering system for a large data centre in Dublin. MITIE Facilities Management & Powerpoint Engineering Ltd collaborated in the design, installation and commissioning of the Electrical Energy Metering System.

SITUATION/PROBLEM

A large data centre based in Dublin sought to implement ISO 50001 – Energy Management at its facility. The objective of this new EU standard for energy awareness is to help organisations use energy more efficiently and save money as a consequence. A further benefit of this is it will help to conserve resources and tackle climate change. ISO 50001 encourages organisations in all sectors to use energy more efficiently through the development of an energy management system. The standard provides a framework of requirements for organisations to deploy a policy for more efficient energy use, fix targets and objectives to meet the policy, use data to better understand and make decisions about energy use and measure the results and review how well the policy works and continually improve energy management.

The Data Centre Manager, as part of the requirements in implementing ISO 50001, has to account for where the energy it is using is going to ensure that it is being used efficiently. The Data Centre consists of approximately 20 data halls with a significant number of servers in each data hall. The energy costs associated with the Data Centre are in the region of €3,000,000 per annum.

SOLUTION

The Data Centre put in a place a team of professionals with the relevant expertise to help implement this new standard. This team consisted of Powerpoint Engineering Ltd, experts in the design, supply and installation of bespoke energy metering systems based on client requirements and MITIE Facilities Management, the resident Facility and Energy Managers with the relevant Facilities Management expertise and on-site knowledge. There was significant collaboration between all parties through the duration of this award wining project to ensure the delivery of a solution which sufficiently met the needs and objectives of the client.

 

Testimonials

 PM Group  Mitie
“PM Group, an international A&E firm with over 1800 staff in 25 locations worldwide, have utilized the services of Powerpoint Engineering for a period of over 10 years.Powerpoint have at all times provided an excellent service, and we would have no hesitation in recommending them for future projects.”

Tadgh O’Sulivan,
Senior Electrical Engineer, PM Group

“Powerpoint Engineering Ltd installed 155 electrical power monitoring meters at a large Data Centre in Dublin on behalf of Mitie Facilities Management. The meters and associated monitoring system record and report electrical usage across all of the Data rooms. All data is gathered remotely and displayed on effective easy to use software interface. We have found Powerpoint Engineering very professional in all aspects of the supply, install, commissioning and ongoing expansion and continued support of the system.”

Gordon Keogh,
MITIE

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