‘EcoMeasure’ Data Centre Energy Management Services.
EcoMeasure is scalable Data Centre Energy Efficiency Monitoring & Management Service by Workspace Technology. This service is based on Schneider Electric’s Industry Leading Power Monitoring Expert (PME) Technology.
EcoMeasure services enable data centre and server room managers to accurately measure the performance and energy consumption of any facility. EcoMeasure can be installed in new design and build or retrofitted within existing environments. The systems provide managers with direct information on power and energy consumption and develop accurate benchmarking of efficiency. EcoMeasure services include, Power Monitoring Software, provision of power meters, gateways, site wiring and full design, integration and commissioning services.
StruxureWare Power Monitoring Expert
Power Monitoring Expert is a specialised power management system that provides power system intelligence for your entire data centre. It enables relevant information sharing and user to user collaboration while controlling costs. With deep insight into the operation of your electrical infrastructure, the system ensures your data centre can be operated at the design level of reliability while optimising energy costs and maximising the use of current assets.
Power Monitoring Expert is designed to collect and manage data, helping you optimise your data centres performance. It provides the right combination of data and analysis tools to meet the unique needs of your data centre. Power Monitoring Expert helps:-
Decrease the duration of unplanned outages
- Quickly receive critical power system alarms.
- View the critical alarm history to create an action plan to resolve the issues.
Decrease the number of unplanned outages
- Identify and track over-subscribed capacity.
- Identify redundancy comprised IT branch circuits.
- Identify power equipment maintenance needs.
- Perform and document regular power equipment testing.
- Perform root cause analysis on electrical distribution system events to help reduce the probability of recurrent events.
Improve the effectiveness of maintenance activities
- Ensuring that technicians have accurate information prior to, during, and after a maintenance activity is critical to minimising technician error.
- View real-time electrical distribution system data for the complete maintenance cycle.
Decrease your energy-related OPEX
- Measure and report on IT branch circuit energy usage for billing purposes.
- Quantify and track the cost of power losses in the power distribution system.
- Track power usage effectiveness in real-time and over time.
Schneider Electric Power Meters
The PowerLogic™ PM5000 range of power meters are an ideal fit for data centre management applications. These meters provide the measurement capabilities needed to allocate energy usage, perform tenant metering and sub-billing, pin-point energy savings, optimise equipment efficiency and utilisation, and perform a high level assessment of the power quality of the electrical network.
In a single 96 x 96 mm unit, with a graphical display, all three phases, neutral and ground can be monitored simultaneously. The bright, anti-glare display features large characters and powerful backlighting for easy reading even in extreme lighting conditions and viewing angles. These meters feature easy to understand menus, text in 8 selectable languages, icons and graphics create a friendly environment to learn about your electrical network. A range of meters will be deployed in order to support a full complement of measurements including Total Facility Power, Total Critical Power, UPS Efficiency, PUE, DCiE etc.
Workspace Technology can also integrate a wide range of third party meters in order to provide a centralised energy management platform.
PowerLogic EGX Ethernet Gateways
PowerLogic EGX Ethernet gateway devices help reduce the cost and complexity of connecting, configuring and managing a network of intelligent meters, sensors and other remote instruments. The EGX provides reliable connectivity between Modbus serial devices and TCP/IP networks, without modifying existing infrastructure and is perfect for converting Modbus to Ethernet-based communication.
Benefits of EcoMeasure Services
Metering the total power used at a site is important, but it does not show how power consumption is being used across an area or for specific requirements e.g. a data centre facility. Without measurement it can be hard to understand why and where energy performance is poor and how to improve it.
As part of the EcoMeasure service Workspace Technology will carefully design and deploy a combination of Schneider Electric PME software, full function power meters, Modbus to IP gateways and associated Modbus / Ethernet wiring infrastructure in order to develop a practical working solution.