Use Case: Pharmaceutical Sector

Leading Pharmaceutical Selects eSight® for Automatic Analysis & Integration of Energy Data

A leading research-based biomedical, pharmaceutical company and globally recognized brand, responsible for some of the world’s well-known and life saving medicines, required an energy management system to achieve its strategic target to reduce energy consumption.

The requirement

As part of its commitment to a healthier world, the company has a strategic target to reduce energy consumption and identified a requirement for an automatic Monitoring and Targeting solution to help achieve this locally. It required a solution that integrated data from separate monitoring and metering systems into a single accessible automatic Monitoring and Targeting software suite.

Due to the company’s strict requirement for zero impact on their IT infrastructure, common among many pharmaceutical production plants, it required a solution that had no impact on their network and no software installed on site. An important aspect of the installation was that the solution could be accessed by both internal staff and external energy consultants.

The solution needed to be scalable so that it could easily be expanded to other sites within the group. Ideally it had to be Internet based facilitating the use and sharing of energy data between sites. It was also important that the monitoring and targeting software was both sophisticated but also intuitive and simple to use.

Metering and Data Collection

The organization already had a wealth of energy data available within its Schneider Power Logic electricity metering system and also a PI Historian system. 15 minute interval data is transferred from its sites, via iDC, to eSight Energy’s secure data center on a daily basis. Metering data is then immediately available within eSight® for reporting and analysis.

In addition, eSight Energy provided Enercom’s Multilog data collection loggers for logging interval data from gas and steam meters within the boiler house. This data is transferred from the loggers to the eSight® installation hosted by eSight Energy. 

eSight® was able to provide a complete solution to its energy management requirements and assisted greatly with supporting efforts to drive down costs within the organization's manufacturing processes.
Energy Management Solution

The energy management requirements were met using eSight® Energy’s comprehensive eSight® product suite hosted from its secure data center. This provides full access to all eSight® functionality across the Internet.

In using eSight® Energy’s hosting services in this way, eSight® can be accessed from anywhere on the Internet giving total flexibility and ease of access. eSight® can be accessed by both on-site staff and their energy consultants off site.

Little software has been installed on site and system administration including database backups and upgrades are provided by eSight Energy.

The use of eSight® has enabled the pharmaceutical’s manufacturing sites to reduce energy consumption in many areas of its business. Individual projects have targeted consumption in specific areas of its business.

Using eSight® Energy’s product suite, the company is able to analyze their energy data in many ways. These include:

In addition, analysis charts and bespoke reports can be scheduled for distribution by email. The organization is part of the 14000 energy reduction program and specific reports have been developed to assist this initiative.

Alarms and exception reports can also be created to alert key personnel when energy consumption steps outside specific targets. Reports can be automatically attached to emailed alarms to highlight possible causes of energy overspend.

Intuitive interface and web based access means that energy management is achievable from any location.
About eSight® Energy

Developed by eSight Energy, eSight® is an all-encompassing, global energy management software platform. 100% web-based, eSight® offers an extensive range of techniques for analyzing energy usage and targeting areas to reduce energy consumption, costs and carbon by up to 30%. The suite is available as a hosted solution (SaaS) or installed to any site.For more information on how eSight® can help your organization, contact sales@eSightenergy.com.

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