The textile industry is an energy-intensive business. Energy cost occupies the highest proportion of the total cost during production. The establishment of energy consumption and production data management systems enables enterprises to better understand their energy consumption status. The Energy Management System is an integration of wireless communications technology, intelligent computing, and automatic control computer management system. Its design and configuration are based on the principles of usability, scalability, professionalism, and cost-effectiveness. The system focuses on monitoring the production process and establishes an energy usage management centre.
The system can make a comprehensive analysis on energy consumption and production performance by using the real time data on energy consumption (such as steam, water and electricity) and information of production status. The system can enhance energy efficiency and achieve the objective of green production through implementation of quantitative energy consumption control, management of technical operation, appropriate production scheduling, assessment mechanism and energy improvement projects.
The system is composed of a control panel equipped with keypad, radio frequency identification tags and tag reader, a wireless sensor network and a wireless meter data acquisition device. Wireless meter data acquisition devices are installed on water meters, electricity meters, steam flow meters and yard meters throughout the factory to obtain accurate energy consumption data and real-time production status. These data of the production floor will be transmitted to the back-end server for analysis through the wireless sensor network.
A non-exclusive licence includes the right of making further research and development as well as sale of the system based on the filed patent.
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|Research Start Date||2007-04-01|