What Can Be Done With Energy Automation?
- Determination of consumption by department or point
- Monitoring, reporting and analysis of energy related figures
- Energy quality monitoring and improvement
- Identifying the problem area by comparing the increasing energy consumption
- Determination of energy trends
- Reducing labor cost
Energy Data Collection
In order to transfer the electrical and physical measurement values to be collected from the field to the automation system without any problems, it is necessary to select the appropriate PLC configuration and apply it to the system. Another important point is the implementation of the designed system with optimum cost. WAGO integrates the hardware solution with software with system design and reporting in accordance with ISO 50001, especially for energy saving, consumption monitoring and optimization. Thus, it designs systems that are both cost-effective and reliable and provide continuous data flow, deploys them and constantly updates this vision with its innovative products. Collecting energy data is one of the most important stages of energy automation. WAGO ensures not only electrical energy but also all energy forms. With WAGO energy analyzer modules;
- All forms of electricity can be measured. (Current, voltage, frequency, analysis up to 41st harmonic, reactive power, apparent power, active power, working zone, phase display etc.)
- Data of other types of energy can also be measured. (Temperature, pressure, volume, humidity…)
- You can connect all your counters.
- Remote monitoring can be done. Values can be tracked from anywhere in the world via ethernet or static IP from any network.
- Current transformers have a separable body, and measurement can be taken at the measurement location without the need for processing.
These energy analyzers are connected directly to the PLC node. Thus, direct data transfer is made to the PLC processor by bus communication in the modular structure. In this way, a second communication line between external energy analyzers and PLC is not required and data losses are eliminated. It is used independently from fieldbus since it works directly integrated with WAGO. In other words, Profinet, Profibus, Modbus or Devicenet can be IEC 61850 or IEC 60870-5 in energy, natural gas and water applications.
Example Project: Pirelli Factory
Energy Automation will be applied for 750 machines to reduce energy costs at Pirelli Factory. Air leaks of these pneumatic machines should also be monitored. On the other hand, the factory plans to minimize increasing lighting costs.
Within the scope of the project, the energy analyzers of approximately 750 machines will be monitored via ModBus and control of air leaks will be monitored through the IO-Link module. At the same time, DALI lighting automation is included in the project under the WAGO BACnet controller. Thus, the integration of ModBus + DALI under BACnet is provided without the need for an additional controller.
Example Project: TTnet Data Center
In the data center in operation, 28 different electrical energy consumption points were measured from two PLC panels and two different panels, and transferred to the energy management system.
WAGO Products Used
- 750-852 Ethernet Eco Controller
- 750-493 Energy Analyzer Module
- 750-600 Termination Module
The modular PLC and energy analyzer structure of WAGO was preferred by considering the lack of revision in the panels to be measured, the problem of conventional energy analyzers causing ground problems and the loss of data due to communication problems.Solution that eliminates data loss.