Integrated building and energy management
The updated Sentron “powermanager” power monitoring software consolidates building and energy management in one single platform. Version 4.x can be used as a stand-alone software or, for the first time, integrated into the Siemens Desigo CC building management system as an expansion module. This allows all energy distribution and building automation systems to be operated, monitored and managed from a single system. Sentron “powermanager” analyzes electrical parameters such as voltage, currents and power quality. Especially, small and medium-sized businesses benefit from the easy-to-use software. They can easily identify potential savings or system errors, reduce energy costs and cut CO
2 emissions. All analyses can be shown in flexibly configurable dashboards or report templates and assigned to cost centers. Users are automatically notified by e-mail or text messages (SMS) of irregularities in energy consumption or unusual system behavior.
In addition, integration in Desigo CC enables regression analyses. By comparing consumption data with information from presence detectors, for example, it can be determined if energy for lighting, heating or air conditioning is being used in temporarily unoccupied parts of the building. If electrical systems such as elevators or escalators consume an unusually large amount of electricity, this can be similarly compared with the maintenance intervals defined in the building management. If necessary, these must be shortened to avoid expensive repairs and breakdowns.