Today’s cost of doing business isn’t cheap in anyone’s books.
To remain competitive, processing plants, factories and retail operations are finding new ways to do more with less. Whether processing fish; manufacturing advanced composites for aircraft, space, defense and commercial products; or selling groceries, our goal is the same:
Sobeys in Liverpool is one of Rhyno’s commercial clients.
- improve efficiency
- reduce costs
- increase productivity
One way to do all three is through good energy management practices.
Call on the Rhyno’s Service Team to rate your energy management practices, then design energy enhancing solutions.
The solution can be as simple as determining which lights can be turned off and how refrigeration rates can be safely reduced during the overnight hours.
Although the cost and quality of electricity can significantly affect operations and profits, until recently, it has been viewed as a non-negotiable business expense, paid each month without question. But energy is not a fixed cost – it can be controlled. Advances in enterprise energy management technology are helping businesses to control costs, optimize processes, and prevent downtime.
Energy management systems use a combination of advanced metering hardware and software to monitor a facility’s electricity usage, identify inefficiencies, and pinpoint potential threats to reliability. This enables facility managers to make informed decisions from a functional – and financial – perspective.
Regardless of the type of facility monitored, the tools used to effectively manage and control energy usage on a full-time basis usually consist of three main components: meters, software and communications.
An enterprise energy management system typically consists of a network of intelligent energy meters linked to a centrally located server which runs the energy management software. Each meter monitors a specific location or activity, while the head-end software continuously retrieves, aggregates and processes the information.
The system generates an historical database, responds to alarm conditions by relaying notifications to operations personnel, and displays the real-time status of each monitored area on the screens of one or more networked workstations.
This smoothly operating system facilitates good energy management – and, as a welcome bonus: efficiency improvements, cost reduction and productivity growth.