ENERGY MANAGEMENT. SMART.
The arrival of
- decentralized power generation and
- smart metering
has disruptively changed the energy market.
New participants have to be considered and new ecosystems are created. Energy consumption and generation can no longer be considered in isolation. Weather, occupation of a buildings and even availability of battery storage via e-cars will drive consumption or injection into the power grid.
[thing-it] allows you to connect power generation units with meters, temperature sensors with steam heating pipeworks and initiate maintenance or even trading processes whenever needed.
WIND PARKS AND COMBINED HEAT AND POWER UNITS
[thing-it] supports temperature control and calibration with PID control loops on the Device Gateway.
[thing-it] allows metering and submetering in all units of a building or site. Arbitrary submetering groups can be created to determine the consumption of electricity, water or gas per building, apartment or business unit.
Plans for the calculation of consumption costs depending on time of the day, season, region and overall consumption can be created and be applied against dashboarding and reporting.
Many larger buildings created in the first half of the 20th century in the USA are heated via steam heating systems. While they were highly efficient when first installed, their boilers, valves, and traps can get clogged, are subject to erosion or other influences over time that slowly decreased the system’s efficiency. Issues are often not detected as steam heatings are robust and operate even after a significant amount of components are malfunctioning. However if the system malfunctions and pipes are corroded and traps don’t operate properly significantly more steam has to be produced to compensate, resulting in vastly higher fuel cost and unexpected emergency repairs.
By utilizing a distributed set of sensors, [thing-it] provides detailed insight into the inner working of your steam heating system. We visualize when and how often your boilers run, how long it takes to distribute the steam throughout the building, which distribution pipes heat up less than they should and which return pipes more. You can find out if there is steam in the return system and see if your traps and valves function as they should. With the [thing-it] app you always have the real time status of your heating at your finger tips and you can access analytical charts that put the current performance in perspective. Over time, [thing-it] automatically learns the behavior of your steam heating system and notifies you about irregularities and helps you respond to issues faster and before a real problem occurs. With [thing-it] you have the ability to identify, pinpoint, and fix issue by issue in your steam heating system, allowing it to operate at its best and saving you up to 50% of fuel cost.