Why Submeter

With the industrial sector consuming more than one-third of all U.S. energy, it's easy to see why facilities are seeking ways to reduce energy costs without compromising production. E-Mon's advanced submetering hardware, communication options and E-Mon Energy AMR software can help facility personnel zero in on the real costs and on investment of their industrial processes.
Submeters allow electric, water, gas, steam, BTUs and other parameters to be easily factored into the facility energy profile for management. In addition to identifying poor performers by benchmarking energy levels at multiple facilities, meters can also be used to help identify other energy saving opportunities.

Who Benefits?

Facility Owners & Managers
As part of the facility energy picture, plant operators need accurate, real-time energy data to evaluate the performance of individual processes, pieces of equipment and departments. In any type of industrial facility, whether process or discrete manufacturing, E-Mon D-Mon submeters are an extremely cost-effective way to chart energy usage, isolate specific process that are not energy efficient and provide real-time evaluation of critial load-shedding activities.

Metering Applications

Demand Analysis & Load Control
Users are billed high kilowatt demand rates for an entire month or multiple months even if the demand only occurs for a 15-30 minute period during a given month. The key to avoiding these exorbitant costs is to identify peaks in usage and proactively take steps to reduce those peaks. Graphic profiling of individual or aggregated loads will pinpoint peak usage areas or equipment. With this data manufacturers are able to employ load controlling devices to set high/low thresholds, control loads and reduce energy costs.
Production Run Allocation
Submetering allows manufacturers to identify exact energy costs by production line, production run, individual piece of equipment or the entire facility. This data enables manufacturers to accurately allocate energy costs to individual products or customers, avoiding estimation errors while increasing profitability. For manufacturers that produce multiple products, this data is key for creating accurate costing models and profitable price levels.
Departmental Allocation
Manufacturing facilities often have more than just production areas within their facility; accounting, testing, engineering, quality control or maintenance departments may be present. Monitoring energy usage of non-production departments allows businesses to drill down on energy usage to identify exactly how, when and where energy is used within their facilities. In addition to separating production from other departments, businesses can allocate energy costs to these departments, ensuring accurate budgeting and increased energy efficiency.
Equipment Maintenance
As the cost of doing business increases and budgets are more constrained, it is more important than ever to avoid production interruptions and costly equipment replacement. Submeters can be installed on key pieces of equipment to monitor usage and identify potential failures. This allows facility managers to take proactive steps to schedule repairs before the equipment fails, thus avoiding costly and unexpected downtimes.

Who uses E-Mon D-Mon?

Customers who rely on E-Mon D-Mon energy monitoring products for their facility include:

  • Braden Manufacturing
  • Brunner Manufacturing
  • Chevron
  • E.I. Dupont, Inc.
  • Goodyear Tire
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • K & K Thermoforming
  • Kia Motors
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Mannington Mills
  • Mash Petroleum
  • Mobil Chemical
  • Nutrilite
  • Occidental Petroleum
  • Pepsi
  • Quad Graphics
  • Schindler Elevator
  • Standard Motor Products
  • St. Gobain Containers
  • Stow Manufacturing
  • Toshiba
  • Toyota
  • Union Carbide

Energy Management Research

The following documents will assist in specifying a metering solution for your facility:

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