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Challenges and learning from remote monitoring and analysis


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Challenges and learning from remote monitoring and analysis

Energy usage is the greatest contributor to the total lifecycle cost of a refrigeration system, however energy efficiency optimisation is often overlooked. This can be due to the service provider treating it as a low priority or not knowing what action to take to improve on performance. A solution to this problem is to have the equipment continuously monitored remotely by specialist software which alerts the operator to poor performance. This provides an in-depth understanding of equipment behaviour and enables targeted maintenance activities to achieve the best energy efficiency. It also provides an easy, reliable and consistent way to validate the cost-effectiveness of the activities carried out. The barrier to entry for these systems in terms of cost, connectivity and availability of hardware is lower than ever. This paper will explore the challenges faced in delivering this type of service, the benefits of carrying out off site analysis and will expound a number of case studies where this service has already been delivered.