Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) is the most energy-consuming system accounting for nearly 50% of total energy consumption in buildings, of which 65% of energy is consumed in the plant room alone. As such, any efficiency enhancement project targeted at the plant room can be an opportunity for significant energy usage reduction in a building. The manual control of chillers or fixed chiller sequencing systems often results in energy wastage. Furthermore, unexpected breakdowns of chiller units can lead to costly and ad-hoc repair. To tackle all these problems, PlantPRO is designed to optimise the operation and maintenance of your chiller plant to capture a significant potential of 40% energy reduction.
PlantPRO is a complete software and hardware solution that enables optimisation and control of your chiller plant. After the installation of the PlantPRO hardware that connects to the equipment in your chiller plant, the software at the heart of PlantPRO runs a continuous performance feedback loop powered by sophisticated control algorithms. By collecting data from your chiller plant equipment and subsequently comparing actual efficiency of each chiller unit against the benchmark, PlantPRO is able to provide a complete, reliable and easy-to-access measurement of key components of the plant room. After running diagnostics of your chiller plant’s operational efficiency, PlantPRO can make real-time adjustments, which lead to immediate cost savings. This condition-based maintenance approach adopted by PlantPRO goes beyond the usual “fix-and-forget” maintenance approach.