Industrial factories require huge energy inputs and related costs. By analysing energy consumption patterns of the equipment at your factory, METRON unlocks energy-saving opportunities that were unknown to you before. In typical implementations, METRON can save up to 15 % energy costs, on existing assets.
Already recognised as a major game-changer, METRON has been selected to enter the 2020 Global CleanTech 100, the respected annual guide of leading companies in sustainable innovation.
Metron provides an artificial intelligence-based platform, which helps industrial factories save huge sums on their energy. Its platform uses machine learning and real-time data to analyse factories’ energy consumption patterns and optimise their usage, saving them money and reducing their carbon footprint.
METRON-EVA® Factory, your Energy Virtual Assistant collects data, models your factory, visualises all your energy flows and optimizes your energy consumptions.
METRON obtains data from both your factory’s internal operations (energy meters, sensors, IoT, PLCs, OPC servers, ERP, MES) and the external environment (weather data, energy market). Then it integrates them on a secured cloud-based platform.
While data is transmitted on a real-time basis, METRON creates a digital twin of your factory. You obtain an energy management platform visualising the entire factory with real-time alarms, and engaging the whole team: the right dashboard in front of the right operator. METRON artificial intelligence can then perform energy diagnostics of specified perimeters (assets or utilities), identifies energy-saving opportunities, and gives recommendations to the operators to optimize energy consumption.
Proven Optimisation Success Rate Among all factories that deploy the METRON platform, 99% have yielded energy savings through optimised factory operations. The solution has been deployed by more than 100 energy-intensive industrial groups across the globe. Examples include:
• Food and beverage: Optimised compressor sequencing and steam boiler load along the production line;
• Glass manufacturing: Recommended optimal electricity and gas input to minimise energy used for heat generation at the manufacturing process;
• Pulp and paper mill: Recommended optimal chemical retention dosage to cut down on steam consumption in the drying process;
• Steel manufacturing: Optimised arc time of electric arc furnaces and dampers opening of fumes extraction system.
Industry 4.0 Modules for All Industrial Asset Types METRON equips with over 20 modules, each of which is designed to manage the energy consumption of an individual industrial asset type or a specific utility. Whether your industrial operation involves chillers, compressors, steam turbines, cooling tunnels, boilers, or furnaces, METRON’s artificial intelligence processes internal and external data in real-time related to the energy consumption of your industrial processes and your production data in order to reduce energy consumption along the production line.
Energy Cost Savings Through collecting data and digitalising factory assets, METRON detects abnormal energy behaviours, identifies factors affecting consumption and recommends energy efficiency enhancement suggestions that can help you save up to 15 % of energy costs. METRON’s AI algorithms run energy optimisation continuously, allowing factory owners to achieve return on investment in a short span of time.
Improved Visibility on Energy Consumption While huge amounts of energy are being consumed at your factory every day, you may not know which process along the production line costs you the most. Based on historical and real-time energy data, METRON visualises the energy consumption pattern of your factory. With higher data visibility, you can control your energy flow easily, make informed decisions to improve processes and utilities and implement energy-saving strategy.
Leverages Human and Artificial Intelligence Manual control of your industrial operation is complex and time-consuming. METRON’s data-driven energy virtual assistant works with your on-site experts, brings artificial intelligence and human expertise together to optimise decision-making and operation processes. METRON performs real-time analysis of your industrial operations and recommends optimisation opportunities for factory managers to validate and execute energy efficiency projects, moving your energy intelligence strategy forward.