How to Save Energy with a Power Monitoring System

Posted on Monday Dec 07, 2020 at 08:37AM  

If you want to reduce energy consumption in your facility, you first need to understand where and how your facility is consuming energy.  Reducing how much energy you use brings energy savings and environmental benefits, but you won’t get very far unless you have the right tools and data at your disposal.

This is why it’s so vital to develop and integrate a power monitoring system in your facility. With accurate energy consumption data (provided by a power monitoring device), you’ll be able to identify which areas are consuming too much energy and then make a plan to address the discrepancies.

What Does a Power Monitoring System Do?

A power monitoring system is made up of various sensors and devices plugged into a facility’s network. These devices track the types of energy the facility uses, what areas consume the most energy, and long-term data trends for you to revisit as needed.

Veris’s power meters are equipped with communication protocols that provide you with labor-saving networked wiring and the option between standard and analog outputs. A power monitoring system should be tailored to your facility. Veris is committed to offering a diverse collection of meters that can help you earn LEED points, cut costs, and make serious progress toward your energy conservation plan.

The Devices You Need to Reduce Energy Consumption

Reducing energy consumption in a building requires a suite of products that each serve a different role in the overall energy management strategy. Here are the tools Veris recommends for your power monitoring system:

  • Advanced Power Meters: Designed with the user in mind, these meters are equipped with innovative and three-phase networked power transducers that calibrate measurement electronics and improve system-level accuracy.
  • Multi-Circuit Meters: This brand of power monitoring device eliminates the need for shorting blocks, allows for longer CT lead extensions (without losing accuracy), and can measure the current, voltage, power, and energy consumption of up to fourteen 3-phase circuits. 
  • KW/KWH Meters: The easy-to-install design, high-resolution LCD, and exceptional accuracy make these meters ideal for all your sub-metering applications. Each KW or KWH meter is capable of revenue-grade measurements and can both detect and correct phase reversal. 
  • Branch Circuit Meters: If you need to monitor entire panelboards from a single device, a branch circuit meter is the tool for you. This is a cost-effective solution for electrical load management and is the ideal device for applications with dynamic loads, like the ones found in the data storage industry.
  • Power Metering CTs: These split-core and solid-core current transformers provide either an  AC output and can be used with existing systems like transducers, data loggers, and chart recorders. 

A fully optimized power monitoring system doesn’t necessarily end with the meters listed above. Before purchasing any devices, take some time to look into your current energy consumption levels, identify where the excess is coming from, and then get in touch with the Veris team! We would be happy to help you find the right power monitoring device for your facility.

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