Integration of IoT sensors in energy monitoring system

Already many years COMICON supplies Energy Monitoring Systems (SEM) for monitoring, management and optimization of the energy consumed in industrial, public and commercial facilities. Some of the main tasks, that this system is able to solve are:


1. Monitoring of energy parameters - WAGES  – water, compressed air, gas, electricity, steam and other parameters.

SEM provides continuous monitoring of the energy consumption in real time.

Network diagram 2aFig. 1 Monitoring of electrical parameters in real-time


Current 2aFigure 2 Trend of electrical parameters in real time


2. Data analysis

SEM offers tools for historical data analysis. Such analysis can help users to identify trends, anomalies and potential for optimization of the energy efficiency.

Network diagram2 2aFigure 3 Graphical history of currents by phases for one object


3. Management of energy resources

The system allows users to manage and control the energy resources in the factory or building - as load optimization, peak demand management, energy efficiency maintenance. SEM provides options for configuring alarms and warnings to notify users of problems or unusual events in the system.

Active energy 2aFigure 4 Electrical energy consumption report


4. Integration with other systems and devices

SEM software can integrate with other automation and control systems, such as Building Management Systems (BMS) and SCADA systems, to achieve more comprehensive and integrated energy management.

It is usually done by implementing common communication protocols such as Modbus TCP and OPC UA.

With the mass entry of the Internet of Things (IoT, IIoT), thousands of models of sensors for measuring of various parameters have appeared on the market, the most are the IoT devices for measuring of temperature and humidity.

The main IoT protocol is MQTT, but it is not typical for standard energy monitoring systems. COMICON has developed and implemented its own IoT sensor integration solution.

Now our systems can include not only WAGES, but also parameters such as:
- air temperature and humidity;
- air quality index;
- dust particles;
- volatile organic compounds;
- formaldehydes;
- temperature, humidity, soil conductivity;
- level, volume, temperature of liquid in a tank;
- illumination;
- solar radiation;
- meteorological parameters;
- and many others.

Dashboard 2aFigure 5 Real-time monitoring of temperature and humidity by IoT sensors


Network diagram3 2aFigure 6 Graphical history of temperature and humidity measurements by an IoT sensor

The examples shown are from integration of an energy monitoring system based on EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert software - Schneider Electric and Shelly Group's IoT sensors, implemented in a manufacturing plant.

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