Open letter to the Romanian Government and Ministry of European Funds


Open letter to the Romanian Government and Ministry of European Funds

Opportunities for international investments in Eastern Romania.

Dear Sirs,

We are an international technology company (from Denmark) willing to set-up a high-tech manufacturing facility in Eastern Romania. We believe it could be a strong asset for the Romanian society, and we have already established the needed local collaborations in Romania, to ensure a strong Romanian anchoring.

We have applied for (grants-based) funding in one of the very few/ maybe the only EU-funding scheme for innovation in Romania which was open to EU-based companies without a direct presence in Romania (when submitting the application) – POC PTI programme (Proiect Tehnologic Inovativ, aferent Acțiunii 1.2.1, apelurile POC/163/1/3 (Less Developed Regions și ITI Delta Dunării – http://www.poc.research.gov.ro/ro/articol/4334/despre-oi-cercetare-comunicare-rezultatele-finale-privind-selec-ia-proiectelor-propuse-spre-finan-are-pentru-ac-iunea-1-2-1-proiect-tehnologic-inovativ-apelurile-poc-163-1-3-i-poc-222-1-3).

Six months after the funding application was admitted for funding, the company has now been placed on a waiting list, after the initial programme budget has been reduced  –
http://www.poc.research.gov.ro/uploads/competitii/actiunea-1-2-1/proiect-tehnologic-inovativ/2020/rezultate/lista-finala-a-proiectelor-aflate-pe-lista-de-rezerva-ldr-less-developed-regions-exceptand-iti.pdf.

This happened after an extremely long competition calendar/ evaluation process (over 2 years since the call/ competition deadline):

  • Call/ Competition opened: November 2017;
  • Application submitted at the initial deadline: March 2018;
  • Competition extended deadline on: May 2018;
  • Evaluation results: December 2019
  • Evaluation update published by the Fund Operator/ List of beneficiaries and reservelist – May 2020.

We have seen multiple initiatives of the Romanian government to allocate funding to enterprises through various programmes, including extending programmes’ budgets to the waiting lists of some of the older funding schemes – https://www.fonduri-structurale.ro/stiri/24202/propunerile-executivului-de-relansare-economica-granturi-si-instrumente-financiare-pentru-imm-uri-companii-mari-fermieri

These initiatives don’t include, unfortunately, the funding programme where we are on the waiting list. It is disappointing to see this, especially since this is a programme that stimulates innovation on the Romanian market – a topic which seems to be key on the Government’s agenda.

We are not the only company on the waiting list of this funding programme, and we believe our thoughts are shared by many other companies on this waiting list.

On multiple occasions we have expressed our commitment for this project, which would involve a significant investment from our side on the Romanian market. We have initiated early stage engagement activities on the Romanian market, both on the production side and the development side, in order to ensure a strong and timely project effect in Romania. This proves our commitment to establish significant business and generate new workplaces on the Romanian market.

We are a European innovator in our field, based in Denmark, who is interested in setting up a highly innovative manufacturing unit in Romania in close collaboration with the Technical faculty/ IT department of the Iasi university in Romania – https://www.uaic.ro/. We consider moving our entire production to Romania and an important part of our entire development, but we cannot do this without the grant funding support.  

Especially during these unprecedented times, with the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis to be felt by the business environment across the world for the foreseeable future, the government’s support for such projects is more important than ever. We believe funding budgets should be maintained or increased (not decreased) and funding support accelerated.  

In this context, we kindly invite you to assess the opportunity of including this funding competition (and the companies on its waiting list) on the list of support measures (budget allocations and extensions) considered by the Romanian government for the upcoming period.

For any further details about our project and company, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Bo Eskerod Madsen

CEO | ReMoni



Scrisoare deschisă adresată Guvernului României, Ministerului Fondurilor Europene, precum si altor părți interesate

Oportunități pentru investiții internaționale în România/ Regiunea Nord-Est (Iași).

Stimate Doamne, Stimați Domni,

Suntem o companie internațională de tehnologie din Danemarca interesata sa investească intr-un centru de producție high-tech la Iași, in Estul României. Credem că ar putea fi o investiție relevanta pentru piața românească și am stabilit deja colaborările locale necesare pentru a asigura o baza solida.

Am solicitat finanțare (pe bază de granturi) într-unul dintre puținele/ poate singura schemă de finanțare UE pentru inovare din România care a fost deschisă companiilor cu sediul în UE, fără prezență directă în România (la depunerea cererii): programul POC PTI (Proiect Tehnologic Inovativ, aferente Acțiunii 1.2.1, apele POC/163/1/3 (Regiunile mai puțin dezvoltate și ITI Delta Dunării), apelul 2018 –
http://www.poc.research.gov.ro/ro/articol/4334/despre-oi-cercetare-comunicare-rezultatele-finale-privind-selec-ia-proiectelor-propuse-spre-finan-are-pentru-ac-iunea-1-2-1-proiect-tehnologic-inovativ-apelurile-poc-163-1-3-i-poc-222-1-3 )

La șase luni de la primirea scrisorii de admitere a cererii de finanțare, compania a fost plasată pe o listă de așteptare, după ce bugetul inițial al programului a fost redus –
http://www.poc.research.gov.ro/uploads/competitii/actiunea-1-2-1/proiect-tehnologic-inovativ/2020/rezultate/lista-finala-a-proiectelor-aflate-pe-lista-de-rezerva-ldr-less-developed-regions-exceptand-iti.pdf.

Acest lucru s-a întâmplat după un calendar de competiție/ proces de evaluare extrem de lung (peste 2 ani de la termenul limită de depunere a aplicației:

  • Deschidere Apel noiembrie 2017;
  • Cerere depusă la termenul limita inițial: martie 2018;
  • Termenul prelungit al apelului: mai 2018;
  • Rezultate evaluare: decembrie 2019
  • Update din partea Autorității de Management – Lista beneficiarilor de pe lista de rezervă – mai 2020.

Am văzut multiple inițiative ale Guvernului României de a aloca finanțare întreprinderilor prin diverse programe, inclusiv extinderea bugetelor pentru unele programe de finanțare, astfel încât sa acopere si listele de așteptare ale unora dintre schemele de finanțare mai vechi – https://www.fonduri-structurale.ro/stiri/24202/propunerile-executivului-de-relansare-economica-granturi-si-instrumente-financiare-pentru-imm-uri-companii-mari-fermieri.

Aceste inițiative nu includ, din păcate, programul de finanțare în care compania noastră se află pe lista de așteptare. Este dezamăgitor să vedem acest lucru, mai ales că acesta este un program care stimulează inovarea pe piața românească – un subiect care pare a fi esențial pe agenda Guvernului României.

Nu suntem singura companie de pe lista de așteptare a acestui program de finanțare și credem că poziția noastră este împărtășite de multe alte companii de pe această listă de așteptare.

În mai multe rânduri ne-am exprimat angajamentul pentru acest proiect, care ar implica o investiție semnificativă din partea noastră pe piața românească si care va genera noi locuri de munca. Am inițiat activități pregătitoare pe piața românească, atât pe partea de producție, cât și pe cea de dezvoltare, pentru a asigura succesul proiectului pe piața din România.

Suntem un inovator european în domeniul nostru, cu sediul în Danemarca, care este interesat de înființarea unei unități de producție extrem de inovatoare în România, în strânsă colaborare cu facultatea tehnică/ departamentul IT al universității din Iași din România – https://www.uaic.ro/ Luăm în considerare mutarea întregii noastre activități de producție în România și o parte importantă a întregii noastre dezvoltări, dar nu putem face acest lucru fără sprijinul financiar nerambursabil solicitat prin programul de finanțare menționat mai sus.

In aceste vremuri fără precedent, in care impactul crizei COVID-19 urmează să fie resimțit de mediul de afaceri din întreaga lume în viitorul apropiat, sprijinul Guvernului pentru astfel de proiecte este mai important ca oricând. Considerăm că bugetele de finanțare ar trebui menținute sau majorate (nu reduse), iar sprijinul pentru finanțare ar trebui accelerat.  

În acest context, vă invităm să evaluați oportunitatea includerii acestei competiții de finanțare (și a companiilor de pe lista sa de așteptare) pe lista măsurilor de sprijin (alocări bugetare și prelungiri) luate în considerare de Guvernul României pentru perioada următoare.

Pentru mai multe detalii despre proiectul si compania noastră, va rugam nu ezitați sa ne contactați.

Bo Eskerod Madsen

CEO | ReMoni

Save money on ventilation

spar penge på dyre ventilationsanløg

Can you reduce your ventilation costs by 50 % without lowering the comfort?
 

If so, you are not alone. Related to ventilation systems we find one of the costliest mistakes. This stresses the importance of frequently checking up on the Energy Management System after services and repair of minor defects.

We do need ventilation

Recently a Danish municipal institution managed to reduce its ventilation costs by 40 % by simply checking up on the ventilation performance. The error was tracked back to a non-intended resetting of the EMS-system after a standard service. If you are responsible of one or more buildings, it is essential to have a sufficient overview. ReMonis design process of the IoT-sensors has been based on this acknowledgement to provide exactly that: A data based overview with customized data sampling available as frequently as every two minutes.

”After a defect we have had service on the EMS-system – I got the feeling that something was not operating as it should.”
– Facility Manager in a Danish Municipality up on an energy reduction of 40 %.

 

Ventilation in buildings prevents mold and ensures a healthy physical working environment, whereas it is necessary. The importance of ventilation is rarely on topic, but nevertheless it is an essential function inside our buildings. Overall, the ventilation system is contributing to maintain a high air quality by constantly venting in fresh air while venting out the CO2.

Do not compromise the comfort to achieve energy savings.


Stay in control

In the cloud platform ReCalc you can log in to get an overview of the current and historical ventilation consumption in your buildings. Access your consumption data in a detailed review and detect changes easily.

Thus, you can distinguish changes from the usual operation pattern and act on facts. Stay in control of your selected units and detect fluctuations when they appear with the sensor PowerMoniSpot clamped onto the cable with cable ties. Utilize the customized data sampling to optimize your manufacturing.

If you are a Facility Manager or similar PowerMoniMain help you gain overview across units and buildings. With our power sensor PowerMoniMain or PowerMoniSpot it does not become much easier: You can find errors in the EMS-system on an on-going basis. Besides, you can localize units, that could easily operate on a lower level during for example nights and weekends, where the production activity is at its lowest.

 

AI and cloud technology in an innovative, user-friendly solution.


ReCalc will let you know

Don’t worry if your building’s ventilation system is mismatching the settings of your EMS-system – ReCalc will let you know. ReCalc provides you with a constantly updated data review leaving you with an always updated overview. Based on this, you can localize challenges and defects in an early. By managing them in time you avoid costly surprises.

 

Minimize your downtime

spar penge undgå nedetid

Optimal manufacturing requires an overview – even across services

 

Most services are planned according to a certain time interval  This approach is quite common, even though different units do not operate equally and therefore do not show signs of wear and tear at the same time. As a result, the unit’s service interval can vary a lot which increases the importance of an overview to prevent an unwanted break down.

 

If you, as a professional, are employed in the production area, you must have experienced how impossible it can seem to gain an overview across the different units and get it based on a frequent data sampling going on 24/7.

 

A good overview is the best way to avoid a production stop.  

 
An overview of great value

The production units do rarely need service at the same time. For this reason, it would be essential only to perform service on the units when it is needed. Preventing wear by performing maintenance is of great value, since it prevents units from breaking down, which leaves the employees unable to do their job.

 

If you for example only perform services after each 6000 operation hours there is a significant risk to miss it, if a unit should show signs of wear between two services and thereby need for additional maintenance.  

Tip: Find a shortcut to ReCalc in the top right corner of ReMonis website.

An overview across services

Lack of overview is expensive and so is unnecessary service.

For this reason, ReMoni is launching the power sensor PowerMoniMain, which provides you with an overview of energy consumption regardless services. Such a detailed overview is highly suitable for you as a Facility Manager where the everyday tend to be busy. With this solution you can effectively act on facts as soon as a  certain action is needed.

Få et værdifuldt overblik og spar penge på driften med ReMoni. Undgå nedetid med detaljeret energimåling.


Utilize the capacity
You can follow the consumption of your production by following measurements from PowerMoniMain sampled every two minutes. If units which should have been closed down nights and weekends are still operating, you can rapidly detect and manage it. We call it act on facts.

 

On a longer term you will experience a raise in the consumption of some units as they get more and more worn out over time. After a certain number of operation hours, the units performance will be affected. You get nothing out of it – beside an increased electricity bill.

PowerMoniMain provides data sampling as frequently as every two minutes so you can take action. 


Avoid production stop

This solution makes it easy for you to spend your time as effectively as possible. Besides, this enables you to follow the operation development closely over time and exclusively summon technicians when you know that it is actually needed.

 

The data reading is easy and simple and in ReCalc – or ReCalc MoniTor – you have the option to set alarms. By doing this, you can gain a valuable overview in your prefered cloud platform. This makes it easy for you to take action and likely to save large amounts on money on production stop and downtime in the production.

Get an improved consumption overview with ReCalc or ReCalc MoniTor

In its shortest version ReCalc is a data presentation. 

In the extended version it is a visual data presentation based on IoT and a part of ReMonis solution – no matter which sensor type you choose. In ReCalc you can access the data sampled by your sensor(s) and adjust the measurement rate and which changes should trigger an alarm. ReMonis sensors report data in real time to help you get aware of your invisible consumption. With ReCalc you have influence on the data sampling rate, which enables you to sample data based on your needs.

Get started with ReCalc

When receiving our solution, you get one or more sensors and a gateway. Clamp on the user-friendly sensor(s) on the outside of the cable or pipe and connect the wireless gateway to a power supply and to the internet. On the outside of your new gateway there is an ID-number which you will need to log in at ReCalc.
 

Setting up ReCalc is simple and gives you maximum control of your energy monitoring.


First time you access your data you need to create the sensor unit by its ID-number. If you need assistance, you can find an explanation with indicative screen dumps here. When your sensors have been created you can log in and get started.


Tip: Find a shortcut to ReCalc in the top right corner of ReMonis website.

 
ReCalc
Figure: Data presentation in ReCalc showcasing the consumption for district heating with a HeatMoniSpot.

How to use ReCalc
 
ReCalc is an online platform for data presentation. To start using it you must create a login to recalc.remoni.com, where you can access data and adjust the frequency of the samplings. This gives you maximum control of your energy monitoring in an area where influence on data sampling is rather unusual. By using ReCalc it becomes easy to react based on the following:

  • Data monitoring
  • Graphical data presentation in ReCalc
  • User settings for alarms and warnings
  • User settings for ReMonis different sensors
  • ReCalc can easily be connected to the extension ReCalc MoniTor

You can use ReCalc on computer, tablet and smartphone. When logged in you can create multiple users and accounts to give different employees access to different data sets. One of ReCalcs strengths is the connection between advanced data sampling and the simple data presentation.

Thanks to this, the consumption pattern gets easy to analyze, understand and not at least to act upon.
 
ReCalc MoniTor
Figure: Data presentation in ReCalc Monitor showcasing the power consumption in kWh.
Figure: Data presentation in ReCalc Monitor showcasing the consumption for district heating with a HeatMoniSpot.


Choose ReCalc MoniTor for a detailed overview.


Customized to your needs

Sometimes a detailed overview is of great value. If your company also works better based on insights, you should consider the similar EMS-system ReCalc MoniTor, which provide you with an extended graphical overview. With ReCalc MoniTor you get an overview of the total and specific consumption. This means that by looking into for example the power consumption you can easily analyze and compare the consumption shares used for lighting and ventilation just to name a few.

You can compare ReCalc and ReCalc MoniTor on the pictures and read more about ReCalc MoniTor’s extended data presentation here.

Why ReMoni? Understand the solution in 3 minutes

Spar på ressourcerne med energimåling med PowerMoniMain

Product and solution in one 

 

Need for detailed insight solution

A day in 2013 Bo Eskerod Madsen got an idea. He wanted to know the exact consumption and performance for each unit, 24/7. At this time, no solution could meet that exact need, and therefore Bo developed a new measurement concept called ReMoni. The company’s DNA consist of local data sampling, which is send to the cloud where the users can access their consumption – measured over time and specifically for the single installations. What’s in it for you can best be explained with one of the sensors as an example.  

Understand PowerMoniMain in 3 minutes here.


If consumption is the challenge, PowerMoniMain is the solution.

 

Non-specific consumption

Do you recognize the challenge with only non-specific consumption measurements, or do you know for sure that none of your operating costs are rising year after year?
In many companies the energy account is approved without lifting an eyebrow if it is within a margin of the account from last year. As a result, the development is rarely being checked up upon, which provides a potential for large savings. PowerMoniMain is not just a product but a part of a coherent solution.

In comparison with other market alternatives PowerMoniMain is easy to install and inexpensive to acquire – and the ROI is typically only weeks. In other words, PowerMoniMain is a user friendly and effective energy meter that can help you get a detailed overview of your consumption. It enables you to check up on your consumption when you have got time for it. With this complex cloud solution, you can maintain the overview across your electrical installations with detailed monitoring presented in a user-friendly view.

Acting on facts have never been easier!

ReMonis løsning er detaljeret forbrugsmåling, der giver overblik og sparrer dig for penge.

 

Get an overview of the complexity in your installations by screening specific measurements. 

With 15 channels you can monitor up to 15 units in one comprehensive overview.
At ReMoni we have spent years on developing the concept behind PowerMoniMain. The reason for that is, that this meter has been created based on market insights and experience with specific production facility needs. PowerMoniMain stands out from the alternatives on the market by offering 15 channels and clamp on-installation. Overall, it has been recognized for its great potential for savings on consumption. As an ”add on” to your cost savings you are actively supporting a sustainable environment.

It’s a win-win.

When you have received your PowerMoniMain you should not clamp it onto the cables like a PowerMoniSpot but install it into the buildings switch board. We have solved the typical problem with limited space in the main switch board when designing the PowerMoniMain. It fits the switch boards by using CT-clamps mounted onto each single phase. From here data is send to ReMoni’s gateway and on to ReMoni’s cloud platform ReCalc. In ReCalc you can access your power consumption data presented in a detailed dashboard.

It becomes easy to act on facts with a PowerMoniMain.

 

The easy choice
In short PowerMoniMain makes it easy to examine the consumption footprint. If you need to know both power and voltage you can easily use PowerMoniMain with banana connectors with magnetic probes for the connectivity. Simply click one onto each phase terminal in the 3 phases of the switch board to receive monitoring data with a time interval of 2 seconds.

If your installations have a significant data consumption you can exchange the CT-clamps with some suitable for higher current-levels. PowerMoniMain can be adjusted to different CT-clamps  and manage op to 1200 ampere. Get an overview of the complexity in the electrical installations with quick screenings on different installations in your production. Screening measurements from PowerMoniMain provides detailed insights regarding electrical parameters such as power consumption and voltage variation. If you would like to learn more, please find our presentation of ReCalc here.


The good choice

As mentioned in the introduction, ReMoni was invented thanks to Bo Eskerod Madsen’s wish for insight in his consumption and his wish to spend the resources in the most sustainable way. After the first few years in business we are still confirmed in what we do – and that a good consumption overview is a good first step towards a more sustainable operation.


Teamleder til stærk CleanTech .Net Cloud løsning

Har du lyst til at gøre en forskel med grønne løsninger, igennem energioptimering og ressourceoptimering, i bygninger og produktion globalt?

Teamleder søges til stærk CleanTech .Net Cloud løsning

Løsningerne ligger gemt i data, men komplekse data i store mængder stiller store krav til den underliggende cloud-løsning, og vi vil derfor gerne udvide vores lille, men voksende cloud team, med en faglig teamleder.


Jobbet:

Som Teamleder for vores cloud-team, bliver du faglig leder for softwaren i maven af vores cloud-platform. Du vil få stor indflydelse på både jobbet og den underlæggende arkitektur for vores cloud, i tæt samarbejde med vores andre softwareudviklere i teamet.

Teamet består i dag af fire fuldtidsudviklere, og teamet arbejder dagligt sammen med vores andre teams, hvor vi har yderligere ni softwareudviklere inden for embedded software. Alle vores teams arbejder agilt i Scrum.

Cloud-teamet arbejder f.eks. med implementering af interne samt offentligt tilgængelige API, indsamling, processering og analyse af store mængder data, udvikling af webapplikationer, design og implementering af nye back-end services.

Udvikling vil tage udgangspunkt i C#, ASP.Net (MVC og Web API v2), og være hostet i Microsoft Azure, og vi forventer at du har et fast greb i disse teknologier. Vi arbejder hen imod en arkitektur med flere micro-services og ASP.NET Core.



ReMoni tilbyder dig:

En spændende dagligdag i et udviklingsmiljø med udviklere inden for cloud, hardware, embedded software og forretningsudvikling. Du får:

– Stor indflydelse på dine opgaver.
– Lækre faglige udfordringer.
– Gode muligheder for fleksibel arbejdstid.
– God løn.
– Positiv atmosfære med fokus på at løse problemer.
– Mulighed for frokostordning, medarbejderaktier, mv.


Spørgsmål:

Du er velkommen til at kontakte Bo Eskerod Madsen på tlf. 3064 7382 eller job@remoni.com, hvis du har spørgsmål.


Praktisk:
 

Du får din daglige gang på kontoret i Stilling – nær Aarhus og E45. Du tilbydes en mulighed for at arbejde i en unik virksomhed med stor vækst. Organisationsstrukturen er flad med hurtige beslutningsprocesser og en innovativ dagligdag. Er du interesseret, så skriv til os og vis os, hvad du duer til. Det gør du på job@remoni.dk. Mærk din ansøgning ”Cloud_0920”. Vi arbejder ikke med en fast ansøgningsfrist, men kalder løbende ind til samtale.


Om ReMoni A/S:
Vores mission er at eliminere spild af energi, produktion og CO2. Ressource Monitorering er vores bidrag i klimakampen. Det er vores grundlag – og det er vores navn. ReMoni er en særdeles solid virksomhed, med knap 20 ansatte, inden for software- og hardwareudvikling, samt salg og marketing. Vi leverer ressourcemonitorering for at optimere energiforbrug og produktion.
ReMonis formål er at spare ressourcer på en let og intelligent måde – med minimale omkostninger. Det begyndte med opfindelsen af en helt ny form for clamp-on sensorer til at løse problemet. Sensorerne er unikke, fordi de kan måle energi og flow fra ydersiden af eksisterende kabler og rør.

Vores mål er at:

+ Spare energi og vand ved at lokalisere problemerne i bygninger og produktion.
+ Eliminere spild og sikre stabil drift, ved at identificere apparater, der ikke kører optimalt.
+ Sikre fair fakturering af bæredygtig energi og vand vha. prisvenlig monitorering.


Med vores teknologi vil vi bevise, at vi kan bekæmpe den globale klimakrise og endda spare penge på det.

Vores initiativer tager udgangspunkt i FN’s 17 verdensmål for bæredygtig udvikling. Læs mere på www.remoni.com


Unilever minimerede udgifter til spild med PowerMoniMain

Unilever


Ny sensorteknologi finder fejl og optimerer driften hos Unilever

Energikonsulent og ejer af AX Energi, Peter Bruun, har på kort tid optimeret performance på dele af Unilevers produktionsanlæg med en ny multisensor. Sensoren hedder PowerMoniMain og er udviklet hos GreenTech-virksomheden ReMoni.Den leverer real-time data, elmåling, driftsinformation og overblik for det aktuelle energiforbrug. En PowerMoniMain giver mulighed for at måle på flere forskellige installationer og enheder på samme tid, døgnet rundt.


Plads til forbedring

Som mange andre energikonsulenter har Peter Bruun brugt meget tid på at opspore strømforbrug og strømslugere, der spilder ressourcer og brænder unødvendig strøm af. I jagten på det usynlige strømforbrug har han anskaffet sig en PowerMoniMain, som på rekordtid gjorde det muligt at optimere dele af Unilevers produktionsapparat.


“En af fordelene ved PowerMoniMain er, at man får data på flere forskellige maskiners performance og forbrug samtidigt,” fortæller Peter Bruun.

Peter Bruun fortsætter: ”Med kontinuerlige data for flere installationer, får jeg en viden, jeg ikke har haft før – det gør det let for mig, da datasammenhænge hurtigt viser de problematiske maskiner.”

En PowerMoniMain kan måle elforbrug på helt op til 15 tekniske installationer ad gangen, og ifølge Peter gør den det muligt at optimere driften på baggrund af ny, konkret indsigt i det aktuelle forbrug. Det gør det for eksempel let at opdage enheder, der bruger strøm om natten på trods af, at produktionen er lukket ned.


Ny teknologi

Peter Bruun holder sig opdateret på ny teknologi. Derfor købte han straks en PowerMoniMain, da den blev lanceret. Den blev hurtigt installeret hos Unilever – de har nemlig fokus på besparelser og på at reducere strømforbrug og spild. Data var synlige i ReMoni’s Cloud-platform ReCalc, kort tid efter at sensor og gateway blev installeret.

Der gik der ikke mange timer, før han havde fundet synderne. Peter havde tjek på ind- og udgange i eltavlen. Ud fra tid og forbrug viste det sig, at kompressoren og nogle varmelegemer brugte meget strøm uden for arbejdstiden. 


Dette første projekt hos Unilever afslørede et årligt energispild på kr. 86.000,- inden for 10 dage.


Måling på alle typer el-motorer

Uanset hvilke elforbrug eller eldrevne maskiner du vil måle på og følge, kan du bruge en PowerMoniMain. Du kan få driftsmønster og el-måling på eltavler og alle typer elmotorer som f.eks. kompressorer, pumper, ventilationsanlæg, produktionsudstyr, CNC-maskiner og meget mere. PowerMoniMain kan også bruges til at måle strømforbrug på ladestationer eller strømproduktion på solpaneler.

ReMoni PowerMoniMain leverer data for maskinernes driftstimer, så vedligehold og serviceeftersyn kan planlægges ud fra konkret viden. Med en høj og kontinuerlig datasampling får du desuden værdifulde data til OEE-analyse på dit produktionsudstyr.

”Heldigvis er det stadig Clamp-On uden på kablerne, og en PowerMoniMain tager ikke plads i tavlen,” fortæller Peter: ”Ja, faktisk kan den da også bare blive siddende, så har vi fremover tjek på elforbruget og monitorering af driften på denne produktionslinje.”


Hurtig at installere

Peter bekræfter, at det er let at installere en PowerMoniMain, og at det tager meget kortere tid at få op at køre end andet udstyr til elmåling. Rent praktisk installeres PowerMoniMain i en eltavle. ReMoni’s gateway sender data trådløst til cloud-platformen ReCalc – så nemt er det. PowerMoniMain kan måle og overvåge flere forskellige maskiner på samme tid. Den kan både bruges til screening og til permanent elmåling.


Unilevers waste minimized with PowerMoniMain

Unilever


New sensor technology finds errors and optimize the production at Unilever


In short time Energy Consultant and CEO of AX Energi, Mr. Peter Bruun, has managed to optimize the performance on parts of the installations at Unilever’s production by implementing a new multi sensor.

The sensor is called PowerMoniMain and has been developed by the GreenTech company ReMoni. The sensor provides real-time data, electricity metering, operations information and gives you an overview of the current and historical energy consumption. A PowerMoniMain enables you to monitor various technical installations and units at the same time – all day and all night.


Improve operational efficiency 


As most Energy Consultants, Peter Bruun has been using a lot of time trying to detect the invisible power consumption by localizing the resource wasting installations. He purchased a PowerMoniMain, which made it possible for him to optimize parts of the production at Unilever in record time.

”One of the benefits with PowerMoniMain is, that you get data on the performance and consumption of various units at the same time,” Peter Bruun says: ”With continuing data for various installations I have got an insight, which I haven’t got earlier – this makes it easy for me, since the data patterns rapidly point out the problematic units.”

A PowerMoniMain can monitor power consumption on up to 15 technical installations at the same time. According to Peter the new, concrete insights in the current and historical consumption makes it possible to optimize the facility. For instance, it becomes easy to find installations that are using power during night even though the production has been shut down.   

Peter Bruun likes to stay updated on new technology. For this reason, he immediately bought a PowerMoniMain when it was launched. From then it did not take long before it was installed at Unilever – a company focusing on savings and on reducing power consumption and waste.


Peters Bruun’s first project at Unilever revealed a yearly energy saving of DKK 86,000 – equivalent to EUR 11,600 – within the first 10 days. 


Data appeared in ReMonis cloud-platform ReCalc shortly after sensor and gateway had been installed, and from there it did not take many hours before he had found the problematic installations. Based on time and consumption it turned out that the compressor and some heating elements were consuming a lot of power outside of production hours.


Get an operation pattern for all kinds of electrical motors

No matter which power consumption or which electrical installations you would like to monitor over time, you can use a PowerMoniMain. You get an operation pattern and power monitoring in switch boards and for all types of electrical motors such as compressors, pumps, ventilation systems, production equipment, CNC-machines and much more. In addition, PowerMoniMain can be used for monitoring the power consumption of charging stations or the actual power production of solar panels.

ReMonis PowerMoniMain provides data about the actual number of operation hours of the machines so that maintenance and service can be planned based on real data . With a high and continuing data sampling rate you get valuable data for an Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) analysis of your production equipment.

”Luckily it is  clamp-on, on the outside of the cables and a PowerMoniMain does not fill up space in the switch board,” Peter says: ”Well, actually the sensor can also stay in the switch board, so that we stay updated on the power consumption of this product line.” 

Peter confirms that it is easy to install a PowerMoniMain and that it takes significantly shorter time to get up and running than other equipment for power consumption. Practically a PowerMoniMain is installed in a switch board. From here the ReMoni gateway is sending data wirelessly to the cloud-platform ReCalc – and that’s how simple it is.

PowerMoniMain can meter and monitor various machines at the same time and be used for both screening purposes and permanent power metering.


Reducing energy waste in retail chains requires flexibility


Research from the University of Southern Denmark shows that flexible and accurate monitoring of light, ventilation, refrigeration, and freezers in retail chains reveals hidden resource waste.

When it comes to optimizing resource consumption, there is room for improvement in the retail industry. This can be detected by using ReMoni sensors that measure the consumption profile in technical installations.

“We move the wireless sensors from equipment to equipment and measure consumption directly on the outside of the cables,” says Professor of Center for Energy Informatics at the Southern University of Denmark, Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard, about the FlexRestore research project supported by EUDP.

“In this way, we get a quick and concrete response to how the consumption profile looks. This procedure reveals energy waste as well as deliver important data. The project took us less than a day, and the data speak for themselves. For example, we see the influence of different ways to fill up products, which can lead to energy waste,” Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard says.


The future is flexible


The future’s way of producing power is becoming more flexible in terms of resources like solar and wind energy. That’s why the future monitoring of resources must be more flexible and detailed, explains the professor. This is where the ReMoni sensors have an important say. Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard concludes:
 
“The sensors are wireless and it makes our work easy because they are so flexible. They stand out because they are so easy to work with.”

Read more about the FlexRestore research project at the website:
https://energiforskning.dk/en/node/8433

Silkeborg Municipality beats Legionella

Climate change does not only affect the weather but also spreads dangerous bacteria that forces municipalities and professional building managers to think innovatively when it comes to preventing and identifying Legionella in public buildings and institutions

Identifying exactly where in the pipes the bacteria is spreading has in the past been complicated. Inspecting miles and miles of pipes can be a challenge, so when Silkeborg Municipality started screening local nursing homes for Legionella, they welcomed ReMoni’s solution that – not only tells where the outbreak is located – but even predicts where it’s likely to appear:

 

“We have a limited amount of time to solve our tasks. With the sensor FlowMoniSpot we can get the results immediately and get the job done quicker,” leading engineer Jesper Buchardt explains.

 

“We place the sensors strategically to monitor where there’s backflow or accidental warming of the cold water, which should normally be below 20 degrees Celsius to avoid bacteria.”

 

Read more about ReMoni’s Legionella solution in Energy Supply

 

Because the sensors are wireless and flexible, it’s easy to monitor single units which give accurate results.

 

“We do have other monitor equipment available, but a configuration of the systems can both be time-consuming and challenging. ReMoni’s sensors really live up to our expectations, because of the easy installation. We can read the results right away,” Jesper Buchardt explains.

 

By combining artificial intelligence and IoT, the sensors register the temperature and ReMoni’s solution can, therefore, predict where there’s a risk of bacteria formation. If there’s a risk, an alarm is sent to the building manager in charge. In that way, it’s possible to prevent the outbreak.

 

“As a municipality or business, there’s a lot of money to be saved because you can install the sensors yourself and you can read the data in real time – and, we offer the solution at a fraction of the other available products on the market,” CEO at ReMoni, Bo Eskerod Madsen explains.