Product Briefing Outline: The Dranetz Energy Platform EP1 is a handheld electrical energy and power demand analyzer specifically designed for conducting facility energy audits and power demand studies. The EP1 is the ideal tool for gathering, recording and reporting “where, when, and how much” electricity is used. Applications in industrial, commercial and institutional facilities include energy/cost reduction programs, alternative energy monitoring and power/harmonic studies.
Problem: Energy usage can be a significant cost to PV manufacturers. The lack of industry standards, especially in the area of production equipment means that energy specifications are often different to the actual real-world findings. Energy usage audits enable manufacturers to target lowering energy usage and ‘out of spec’ equipment to help lower the cost per watt.
Solution: With the growing emphasis on “green” facilities, the EP1 with its handy Energy Platform Report Writer (EPRW) software offers facilities engineers and electrical contractors a cost-effective means of gathering and reporting the data required to document energy savings. The EP1's ability to record both forward and reverse energy is essential in grid-tied alternative energy system analysis. The EP1 is the ideal instrument to certify a facility's energy consumption and carbon footprint.
Applications: Manufacturing facilities for energy/cost reduction programs, alternative energy monitoring and power/harmonic studies.
Platform: The Dranetz Energy Platform is equipped with eight input channels—four current and four voltage—and is easily set up to monitor and record three-phase, split-phase or single-phase circuits. The intuitive automatic-configuration feature and color touch-screen interface combine to simplify monitoring setup and configuration. Measured data can be displayed onscreen or easily imported into EPRW (included) or DranView (optional) software that provides powerful reporting features including trending and energy-usage reporting.
Availability: June 2010 onwards.