Additional Benefit: Quality Certification
Bürger invited Heitec, one of Siemens experienced Solution Partner Automation. Heitec recommended Simatic powerrate for WinCC for continuous process visualization. The system was used at a superordinate level for recording, illustration, documentation and archiving of all process values of the entire plant. This resulted in an immediate additional benefit: It is possible to trace process values at any time – an essential prerequisite for meaningful quality certification.
Power consumption analysis and evaluation
12 consumption meters Sentron PAC3200 were installed at selected locations in the plant. The chronological characteristic of the respective power consumption was recorded using Simatic powerrate for WinCC.
The result: The peaks in consumption occurred during plant activation at the beginning of the shift. Several cooling compressors started at the same time - causing a too high load with a power rating of 350 kW each.
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The aggregates were adjusted in such a manner that the cooling processors are sequentially activated and start up in a controlled manner.
The result: The overall energy demand could be reduced from 4.2 to 3.7 MW by this measure only.
Additional measures are planned.