The Tinytag Energy Logger is a portable data recorder which can be used to monitor electricity consumption in individual pieces of equipment in order to help identify where potential energy usage savings can be made.
Celab, based in Hampshire, designs and manufactures high
reliability power supplies for military and commercial
applications. With 2000m2 of manufacturing space housing a
variety of equipment and processes, Celab are a relatively high
user of electricity, typically 55,000-70,000KWH/month. Richard
Clifford, Quality Manager at Celab, purchased a Tinytag
Energy Logger in order to understand the power
usage of individual pieces of equipment.
Logger has been used to monitor the equipment and to
identify where potential energy usage savings can be
made. As a result, various changes will be implemented in
Celab chose the Energy
Logger primarily as a straightforward means of
measuring three phase power consumption. Richard comments,
"We have found the data logger easy to use. Three phase
measuring has involved gaining access to the individual phases
within the equipment housings. Compiling measurements has taken
some time as we have needed periods of equipment downtime in order
to gain access: however the results we have obtained have allowed
us to identify where savings can be made, particularly when
equipment is in idle mode".