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Fostering Energy Efficiency in manufacturing plants through economical breakthroughs in power and flow rate measurement

Abstract : The ability to measure, monitor and control energy consumption at several key locations in a manufacturing plant is a major prerequisite for any efficient energy management program. To identify and evaluate energy savings, one must get a clear view of how the energy is used. Furthermore, measuring energy flows is one of the necessary conditions for long lasting energy-efficient solutions. Most of the time energy managers are reluctant to put in place power and flow rate measuring devices either because of their cost or because this implies disrupting production. To find acceptable and economical solutions for long lasting energy measurements in Industry, EDF R&D launched a 3-year collaborative research project called CHIC. This project is funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR) and involves 7 partners. Its total budget amounts to 2.55 M€. Because energy measuring devices acceptability relies mostly on their ability to be installed without disrupting production as well as on their installation and maintenance costs, two non intrusive and low cost technologies will be explored within the project:  A physical approach is being used to build a clamp-on power meter that could be installed around multi-conductors power cables without interrupting power supply,  A software based approach is being used to build power and flow meters that derive the sought-for variable from models and from simple and easy to collect other physical measurements (e.g. command signals, etc...). Introduction
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Anne Le Mouel, Gilbert Schmitt, Maxime Dupont, Charles Joubert, Menad Bourkeb, et al.. Fostering Energy Efficiency in manufacturing plants through economical breakthroughs in power and flow rate measurement. ECEEE'12 Summer Study on Industry, Sep 2012, Arnhem, Germany. CD-ROM Proceedings (14 p.). ⟨hal-00742254⟩



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