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 the future.
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".