How to combine energy saving and thermal management in electrical panels? By integrating the Fandis Sensis IIoT device into the system it’s possible, and from different points of view!
Temperature management and energy saving
Thermal management means above all temperature management through all the technologies adopted to protect the devices in the enclosure from the adverse environmental conditions in which they may be. In this case, Sensis performs as a “orchestra conductor”: it detects and controls the temperature and humidity in the electrical panel through sensors that can be placed in the most critical points and controls the air flow and monitors the efficiency of the ventilation, cooling and heating.
During his online speech at Save Web Edition, our Technical Department Manager Alberto Tonietti proposes a case history that compares a traditional temperature control with Sensis, in terms of efficiency and energy saving.
Here is the translated excerpt from 14:22:
“The first test was conducted by recording the temperatures with Sensis in mode 0, ie keeping the cooling fans managed by the electromechanical bimetal thermostat. The set point set on the thermostat was 35°C while the ambient air outside the cabinet, given the time we conducted the test, was pretty cool, around 18°C. As you can see, the temperature under control fluctuated widely around the set point with overshoot above 43°C and undesrshoot even at 20°C. If the conditions had been different, such as on a summer afternoon with an ambient temperature of 25°C, the fans would never have stopped, unnecessarily wasting energy.
A few hours later, we repeated the test on the same machine, but moving the fans power cables from the thermostat to Sensis, programming it in mode 7 (with temperature regulation on three points) and with a differential set at ±2K. The result is a much more stable temperature and above all with the fans turned off just below 33°C, without wasting energy unnecessarily.”
Predictive maintenance and resource management
Another aspect of Sensis that contributes to saving resources is predictive maintenance: in fact, by obtaining information on climatic parameters, it is possible to predict both mechanical and electronic failures, because they are often the cause of local temperature rises. Sensis recognizes and catalogs these events, together with the efficiency of the ventilation system (intercepting the obstruction of the filters or the presence of leaks), and indicates when to schedule the replacement of the only parts that need and with due notice, scheduling machine downtime without hindering production.
Remote control and presence
Remote control is not only convenience, but also energy saving (transport, machine downtime for diagnostics…), also highlighted by recent global events.
Traditionally, the control of all those parameters that guarantee the correct functioning of the electrical panel had to be done in the presence of the technician, now, instead, to be informed about his health conditions and optimal functioning of the enclosure it’s sufficient to have a device such as Sensis and activate the sending of personalized emails to the maintenance technician to promptly report any anomaly.
Sensis also saving… space
The space inside the enclosure is a resource that must be carefully managed, both in the design phases of the electrical panel and in the updating of its components. How much space can take a device capable of managing the electrical panel and interacting with the operator? Very little. Sensis measures 35 x 98 x 118 mm, and can be installed in place of the existing thermostat or hygrostat, during the revamping operations.
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