Significant savings through improved energy efficiency
You can only manage what you can measure!
Saving energy and increasing productivity are not mutually exclusive. As the cost of energy continues to soar and penalties for missed Kyoto targets loom, the acute necessity of improving energy efficiency cannot be ignored. The only way to conserve energy is to know precisely how, when and where it is being consumed in the first place. Being able to measure energy consumption is therefore essential to developing an efficient solution. The APROL EnMon system from B&R provides continuous energy monitoring, either as a standalone unit or integrated directly in a process control system.
Based on the APROL process control system, B&R now offers APROL EnMon, an out-of-the-box solution for energy monitoring. As an engineering platform, APROL ensures maximum flexibility with the least amount of cost and effort. It considerably simplifies the implementation of energy management tasks set up in connection with the ISO 50001 and EN 16001 standards while ensuring that no information whatsoever falls through the cracks.
Since APROL serves as the process control platform, it is also possible to implement solutions that go far beyond conventional energy monitoring tasks. The result is maximum investment protection, with more than enough flexibility and scalability for the system to grow into whatever tasks you assign it. In this way, the system is always perfectly tailored to your demands, regardless of whether it contains only a couple dozen measurement points or several thousand.
APROL EnMon possesses the flexibility to adapt to any requirement. As a finished solution package, all customers have to do is set parameters for the system to be ready to use. In the same way, complete energy management is possible through the integration of APROL EnMon into the APROL process control system.
Measurement, logging and evaluation
ISO 50001 is a global standard that applies to all industries. APROL EnMon is B&R's solution for measuring, recording and evaluating all relevant energy usage to provide optimal support for the continuous improvement of processes.
Standalone – or fully integrated solution
Because APROL EnMon is a standalone solution, it can be integrated into existing automation solutions without risk. It is up to the user whether energy monitoring should be installed independently of existing building control, SCADA or process control systems. APROL EnMon has been designed as either a fully integrated or standalone solution; as such, it can be implemented into existing APROL process control systems at any time.
Electrical energy, heating gas, heating oil, steam, thermal energy, compressed air, water,renewable energy sources, etc.
APROL EnMon provides energy monitoring for all different types of energy, not just electrical. These types of energy can be defined as needed so that the user can specify names that correspond to the particular requirements at hand (e.g. Heating Gas A7, Heating Gas B3). A generic approach is used throughout the data reporting, making it unnecessary to make any adjustments whatsoever.