The Industrial sector covers a large segment of the South African market, it involves manufacturing, transportation as well as the Petrochemical industry. General industry uses just over one third of South Africa’s electricity supply.
The Industrial and Manufacturing industry is very energy intensive, with a lot of equipment like motors and static condensers. Not only do these machines use a lot of energy, but they can increase your power usage due to an increased demand load, (inductive load – what machines use to generate a magnetic field to operate properly) which implies more costs on energy due to penalties being incurred due to a low power factor.
Our online meters and energy management services are well equipped to give the best possible solutions to any problem that might arise. Our units can measure specific points in the entire site to establish a framework and from there establish an energy plan that suits your specific sites needs. Companies that have benefited from our Online Measuring system includes: Barloworld, Blackstone Tech, Hi Sense and companies in the Petrochemical industry such as Afrox. Tariff Analysis can also be done to ensure the lowest possible tariff charges that are available to you.
Detailed measurement also allows engineers to target specific areas for energy interventions and measure the results of any projects implemented. Several sites have used the data for bill verification exercises with great results. The bill verification exercise become even more important in areas with less efficient city councils (such as Johannesburg) where we see many sites using Power-Star data purely for bill verification purposes. It is critical to make sure you are billed correctly, as any efficiency projects will only show expected financial benefits if the billing is correct.