"Advances in new equipment, new processes and new technology are the driving forces in improvements in energy management, energy efficiency and energy cost control. The purpose of this book is to document the operational experience with web based systems in actual facilities and in varied applications, and to show how new opportunities have developed for energy and facility managers to quickly and effectively control and manage their operations. You'll find information on what is actually happening at other facilities, and see what is involved for current and future installations of internet-based technologies. The case studies and applications described should greatly assist energy, facility and maintenance managers, as well as consultants and control systems development engineers." --Book Jacket.
This book promotes the benefits of the development and application of energy information and control systems. This wave of information technology (IT) and web-based energy information and control systems (web based EIS/ECS) continues to roll on with increasing speed and intensity. This handbook presents recent technological advancements in the field, as well as a compilation of the best information from three previous books in this area. The combined thrust of this information is that the highest level functions of the building and facility automation system are delivered by a web based EIS/ECS system that provides energy management, facility management, overall facility operational management and ties in with the enterprise resource management system for the entire facility or the group of facilities being managed.
The capability and use of IT and web based energy information and control systems has expanded from single facilities to multiple facilities and organizations with buildings located throughout the world. This book answers the question of how to take the mass of available data and extract from it simple and useful information which can determine what actions to take to improve efficiency and productivity of commercial, institutional and industrial facilities. The book also provides insight into the areas of advanced applications for web based EIS and ECS systems, and the integration of IT/web based information and control systems with existing BAS systems.
Energy Information Systems (EIS) for buildings are becoming widespread in the U.S., with more companies offering EIS products every year. As a result, customers are often overwhelmed by the quickly expanding portfolio of EIS feature and application options, which have not been clearly identified for consumers. The object of this report is to provide a technical overview of currently available EIS products. In particular, this report focuses on web-based EIS products for large commercial buildings, which allow data access and control capabilities over the Internet. EIS products combine software, data acquisition hardware, and communication systems to collect, analyze and display building information to aid commercial building energy managers, facility managers, financial managers and electric utilities in reducing energy use and costs in buildings. Data types commonly processed by EIS include energy consumption data; building characteristics; building system data, such as heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) and lighting data; weather data; energy price signals; and energy demand-response event information. This project involved an extensive review of research and trade literature to understand the motivation for EIS technology development. This study also gathered information on currently commercialized EIS. This review is not an exhaustive analysis of all EIS products; rather, it is a technical framework and review of current products on the market. This report summarizes key features available in today's EIS, along with a categorization framework to understand the relationship between EIS, Energy Management and Control Systems (EMCSs), and similar technologies. Four EIS types are described: Basic Energy Information Systems (Basic-EIS); Demand Response Systems (DRS); Enterprise Energy Management (EEM); and Web-based Energy Management and Control Systems (Web-EMCS). Within the context of these four categories, the following characteristics of EIS are discussed: Metering and Connectivity; Visualization and Analysis Features; Demand Response Features; and Remote Control Features. This report also describes the following technologies and the potential benefits of incorporating them into future EIS products: Benchmarking; Load Shape Analysis; Fault Detection and Diagnostics; and Savings Analysis.
Capehart (industrial and systems engineering, University of Florida) teaches energy managers basic concepts and principles of information technology (IT) and shows them how to purchase, install, and operate complex, Web-based energy information and control systems. The book addresses concepts the typical energy or facility manager might need.
Bringing to the forefront the most critical areas of effective energy cost cutting, this fully updated edition of this best-selling energy manager's guide includes a new chapter on greenhouse gas emissions management, and two updated chapters covering web-based energy information and control systems, and creating green buildings. Written by three of the most respected energy professionals in the industry, this book examines the fundamental objectives of energy management, and illustrates techniques and tools proven effective for achieving results. Topics include distributed generation, energy auditing, rate structures, economic evaluation techniques, lighting efficiency improvement, HVAC optimization, combustion and use of industrial wastes, steam generation and distribution system performance, control systems, and energy systems maintenance, renewable energy, and industrial water management.
This textbook is the first of its kind to comprehensively describe the energy Internet, a vast network that efficiently supplies electricity to anyone anywhere and is an internet based wide area network for information and energy fusion. The chapters are organized into five parts: Architecture and Design, Energy Switching and Routing, Information and Communication, Energy Management Systems and Energy Market and Trading, and capture the spectrum of this exponential transformation, while also presenting the plethora of open problems that this transformation poses for researchers from mixed academic backgrounds. The scope includes key technologies on distributed energy sources, microgrids, energy storage, solar and wind energy, power grid, smart grid, power quality, power electronics, data centers, distributed computing and networking, cloud computing and big data, and software-defined networking. The book presents the basic principles of energy internet and emphasizes the current research trends in the field of energy Internet at an advanced level. It includes instructor materials, case-studies, and worked examples throughout. This is an ideal resource for students in advanced graduate-level courses and special topics in energy, information and control systems, and is a useful tool for utility engineers who seek an intuitive understanding of the emerging applications of energy Internet.
This volume covers the topics of: instrument design and measurement theory, reliability of instruments and fault diagnosis, precision instruments and computer vision, automation instruments, electrical and electronic instruments and equipment, sensors and their application, control technologies and applications, fluid power transmission and control, mechatronics, modeling, analysis and simulation, artificial intelligence, industrial robots and automation, automotive control systems, intelligent traffic control, CAD/CAM/CAE/CIM, optoelectronic technology, embedded systems, communication technology and network security, software development and mathematical modeling, computer applications in industry and engineering, the internet.