Once SW has captured operating data from a machine or group of machines, that data is analyzed and made available in the form of actionable graphs, reports and spreadsheets to machine operators, production managers and anyone else who needs it.
Real-time graphs are especially useful in viewing how a machine is operating and whether it’s healthy or not. For example, the graphs below show…
- 3 roof top A/C units with very different cycling patterns. A facilities manager can tell whether those patterns are appropriate for the jobs those units are doing, and alerts can be set so that, if a unit’s operating patterns deviate from ‘normal’, a warning message is sent automatically.
- An air compressor that is cycling erratically. It’s clear that the unit is cycling relatively normally when under load, but erratically when unloaded. This combination of short-cycling and shutting down frequently will certainly shorten the compressor’s life over time.
Troubleshooting. SW can be very useful for troubleshooting. For example, if you have 3 chillers and one is operating erratically, you can install energy and temperature sensors on various components to identify the problem. Once identified, you can take the sensors off again and use them elsewhere, but once removed, you lose the ability to trend that machine’s energy consumption over time, as well as alerts, so you might want to leave them in place.
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