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ENERGY INTELLIGENCE PLATFORM BuildingIQ has launched its BuildingIQ 5i platform-enabled services, designed to deliver value to building operators at any stage of a building’s life cycle. Compared to previous approaches, the platform and services are said to provide a better building IoT solution for owner-operators due to the five-pillar approach of data capture analysis, advanced modelling, measurement and verification, closed loop predictive control and expert human analysis. The company’s services can be deployed selectively to meet the needs of any building. They are subscription based and require little to no infrastructure changes to implement. Services built on the platform work together synergistically, so owner-operators need not worry about BMS changes or market evolution. The platform learns daily to provide a powerful energy intelligence foundation for a building. As buildings evolve, so does the platform — accommodating new BMS, new feedback methodologies and sensors, and alternative generation such as solar and local storage. The platform and services use a holistic approach to meet the diverse needs of building owners, recognising a difficult building system management environment, demanding and sophisticated tenants, and the inherent enthalpy of large and complex building systems. By leveraging a building’s internal data (occupancy comfort, building characteristics and meter data), external data (demand response signals, energy tariffs and weather forecasts) and 24/7 access to BuildingIQ’s expert team of operators, building engineers and data scientists, the platform is able to deliver a blend of energy saving, operational efficiency and tenant comfort benefits. BuildingIQ www.buildingiq.com

COMBUSTION CONTROL OXYGEN ANALYSER

METERING SERVICES

The XZR500 combustion control oxygen

help the utilities sector respond to changing

analyser from Michell Instruments is designed

regulatory, technological and digital data envi-

to monitor the oxygen levels in combustion

ronments. Spotless Advanced Metering (SAM)

processes. Its purpose is to determine the

delivers a simple, efficient, scalable, whole-of-

optimum amount of air needed for combus-

life metering proposition that is delivered by

tion, ensuring the fuel is used efficiently and

a single contract, interface and fee.

potentially saving thousands of dollars. It

From 1 December 2017, all new and replace-

monitors the exhaust gas for excess oxygen ensuring that the conditions are kept close to stoichiometric (ideal) levels.

Spotless has launched a metering model to

ment meters installed in homes and small business will be advanced digital meters. Spotless’s business model provides a service

The product uses Michell’s zirconium oxide oxygen sensor, which has a metallic sealed

direct to retailers, including meter supply and

reference (MSRS) to give long-term reliability. The combination of this type of sensor,

finance, installation and maintenance servicing,

placed in an isothermal oven within the analyser, negates the effects of varying, high

and remote digital services.

temperatures as well as the corrosive nature of the gas. This also reduces time spent

SAM focuses on contract and operations

on maintenance: if a sensor needs replacement, this can be done within minutes without interrupting the process.

efficiency, as well as effective risk allocation. It provides the required standards with the good

The analyser has a control unit which can be placed at ground level for convenience, a

value, allowing retailers to focus on their core

sensor head close-coupled to the stack for ease of installation and quick response, and a

retail energy business of today while providing

variety of probe materials allowing a wide range of applications to be addressed.

a platform to help them to thrive tomorrow.

For most applications the probes use the Pitot effect to extract non-conditioned sample gas

Spotless will provide industry, particularly retail-

from the process to the sensor head and back to the flue. Placing the probe as close to

ers, with end-to-end metering services enabled

the burner as possible gives the most accurate readings, so the unit has ceramic probes

through state-of-the-art technology, digital

capable of operating effectively in temperatures up to 1300°C.

data capture and analytics, and operating

Typical applications include combustion efficiency for boilers, industrial waste incinerators

and financing solutions. The company has a

and crematoria. When operated in dirty applications, such as coal-fired power stations, the

deep retail and customer expertise across the

product can be offered with a blow-back mechanism for increased reliability in readings

metering industry and a strong understanding

and reduced manual intervention.

of risks associated with the market.

AMS Instrumentation & Calibration Pty Ltd www.ams-ic.com.au

Spotless www.spotless.com

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