Electrical engineering system for energy performance assessment

An electrical system audit is your first step in reducing energy expenses. When you review utility bills, do you see penalties or charges that concern you? As an example, an audit could show how efficiently your system operates and help you identify areas for improvement. Through an audit, you might find that upgrading certain pieces of equipment can reduce energy usage and pay for itself quickly. Changing equipment could increase electrical efficiency and keep you from incurring stiff monthly penalties from your utility provider. Significant changes might result in improved rate structures from your utility.

Requirements for energy certification of buildings

Energy audits and energy performance certification of buildings dominantly contribute to an increase in energy efficiency of buildings, and this through reduced use of energy and environmental protection. The need to ensure adequate quality of energy audits and energy certificates for buildings has resulted in development of a new profile of experts vested with highly specific competencies. An overview of requirements set for experts conducting energy audits and energy certification of buildings, compliant with European directives, is given. Conclusions reached on some European projects, and solutions applied in the Republic of Croatia, are also presented.
Electrical engineering system for energy performance assessment audit

Most people cringe when they hear the word “audit” because it’s a process associated with finding fault and uncovering hidden problems. It’s understandable that the idea of an audit triggers fear — no one wants to be associated with problems. Audits aren’t as intimidating as they sound. In fact, an audit is a necessary tool for you to assess things like plant operations, worker safety and plant documentation.

  • The adequacy of the circuit breakers and fuses to safely and reliability clear any faults that may develop on the
  • The ability of the electrical protective devices to properly protect the effective equipment from damage and minimize the chance of false trips causing unnecessary interruptions to production.
  • The ability of the electrical protective devices to provide selective tripping. • Compliance with the National Electrical Code and other relevant regulations.
  • Visual verification of proper grounding practices

Robust engineering systems for business environments critically dependent on the integrity of reliable

Business critical engineering systems provide core operational support for businesses. Data centres, switching centres, financial trading and transaction processing are examples of environments critically dependent on the integrity of reliable, robust engineering systems. DigiConsult vast experience of engineering and ICT for business-critical environments is mandating for robust engineering system for business environments critically dependent on the integrity of reliable.

Designing an efficient data integrity

Data integrity is the assurance that digital information is uncorrupted and can only be accessed or modified by those authorized to do so. Integrity involves maintaining the consistency, accuracy and trustworthiness of data over its entire lifecycle.

To maintain integrity, data must not be changed in transit and steps must be taken to ensure that data cannot be altered by an unauthorized person or program. Such measures include implementing user access controls and version control to prevent erroneous changes or accidental deletion by authorized users. Other measures include the use of checksums and cryptographic checksums to verify integrity. Network administration measures to ensure data integrity include documenting system administration procedures, parameters and maintenance activities, and creating disaster recovery plans for occurrences such as power outages, server failure or security attacks. Should data become corrupted, backups or redundancies must be available to restore the affected data to its correct state.

Measures must also be taken to ensure integrity by controlling the physical environment of networked terminals and servers because data consistency, accuracy and trustworthiness can also be threatened by environmental hazards such as heat, dust or electrical problems. Practices followed to protect data integrity in the physical environment include keeping transmission media (such as cables and connectors) covered and protected to ensure that they cannot be tapped, and protecting hardware and storage media from power surges, electrostatic discharges and magnetism.

creation of data centres that are highly resistant to any operational shutdown

Highly-reliable supply of electricity
Data centres ensure a highly-dependable power supply with multiplexed power supply systems and reliable redundant facilities. Incoming power is received via underground cables and multiple routes, and are not subject to risk factors such as the lightning strike or similar. Even in worst-case scenarios, a steady power supply is available via onsite EG’s (emergency generators).

A world-leading level of security
Central monitoring systems as well as multiple security mechanisms, we maintain a secure environment with the highest level of technology and know-how in terms of both hardware and software. Based on the principle that only the highest levels of information security is the foundation for continued customer trust, we have acquired certification for the Information Security Management System (ISMS) Conformity Assessment System (not applicable to some sites), as well as Privacy Mark qualifications.


Enabling an intelligent, data driven and people centric smart city with an EC3 command

Enterprise Command and Control Center (EC3) is the technology and expertise that turns noise into information, information into intelligence, and intelligence into safety that sets the solutions apart. Transforming the way you respond, simplifying your operation, and allow you to more effectively focus on your mission – keeping your city safe and allowing your community to thrive your vision and deliver benefits in citizen satisfaction, safety, economic development, and sustainability is the proposal package offerings of an EC3 for Smart City.

Why opting for an EC3 platform for Smart Cities

The Enterprise Command and Control Centre (EC3) is a multi-modal, multi-agency hub that enables the control of all systems in smart cities operations. Communicating with other city systems such as early warning systems, emergency response forces, utilities (energy, water, sewage and gas systems), transportation, city surveillance, citizen engagement platform. As we steadily transition to the digital world, we will increasingly expect the same of our cities.

To continue to flourish, cities will need to address and manage not just population growth but also challenges relating to safety, traffic, pollution, commerce, culture, and economic growth, among others. Adding to the challenge is the fact that, quite often, the bulk of municipal budgets are already committed to ongoing programs; city administrators thus have to balance these new requirements while trying to optimise budgets and resource allocation, and still meet citizen needs and requirements. Cities will also have to manage the expectations of their occupants (i.e. citizens, residents, visitors and businesses), which are also changing. They expect to have more transparency and openness from governments, access to services, and more importantly, the ability to engage with government by providing feedback on services, decisions, and laws.

The added value of an EC3 platform for Smart cities

  • Connectivity: This layer encompasses all the types of connectivity such as cellular (3G, 4G, 5G), WiFi, Bluetooth, sensors, collectors, and the Internet of Things (IoT) in general. These can be owned by private or public operators, municipalities, or different government entities- local or federal ones. An EC3 platform connectivity infrastructure enables access to systems and allows cities to capture and respond to data effectively.
  • Operations: Given the amount of data that is being generated and gathered, an EC3 ensures that the data is stored in a common repository and is easily accessed across various departments and applications.
  • Analytics: Cities are able to take all the data that has been collected and turn it into valuable insights and actions. At this point, cities will be leveraging solutions that enable them to structure and analyze the data. Increasingly, cities are turning to Big Data analytics that enable them to analyze all types of data — structured, semi-structured, and unstructured — in near real time. Through the use of predictive analytics, smart cities can implement prescriptive actions for the optimal allocation of resources.
  • Applications: At this level, cities implement various industry specific and horizontal applications that allow for data input, capture, and collection across various platforms such as online services, mobile devices (e.g., smartphones and tablets), sensors, and cars. This part will also allow for users to have a seamless experience by implementing applications that will be able to integrate services from various entities, improving overall efficiency. Governments, for example, will be able to deploy a single application that will provide users access to functions from various departments, instead of having separate and disparate systems. These applications will also be able to provide “contextual” information (i.e., users will be able to gain insights on how they compare to other users within the city).



Opting for a collaborative IoT platform to enhance value across your building ecosystem

Today’s organisations need real-time access to actionable information so they can make smarter decisions about how their buildings are run, to create more productive, agile, collaborative working environments. Opt for an open collaborative Internet of Things (IoT) platform for smart buildings that delivers significantly enhanced value across the building ecosystem backed by digital technology and solutions meeting the requirements of building owners, real estate developers, system integrators, facility managers and building occupants. DigiConsult helps you in your digital transformation journey through a collaborative IoT platform, to enhance value across your building ecosystem.

Innovation to take building operational efficiency to the next level

A collaborative IoT platform helps to extract and enhance efficiency, not only energy efficiency but integration, operational and engineering efficiency. The platform also enhances Comfort and productivity of building occupants, which is key to hiring and retaining talent. Moreover, because IoT Building is scalable and future-ready with its IP capabilities, it helps building owners and developers to increase the value of their real estate for the long term.

  • Smart Connector framework for creating new system and app functionality
  • Enterprise Central allows for 10x more scalability to easily execute site expansions
  • Mobile commissioning, engineering efficiencies, and development applications for speed, repeatability and consistency

The elements a collaborative  IoT platform include:

  • Building Advisor – A comprehensive service portfolio designed to improve occupant comfort and asset value while reducing operating costs. An integral part of the Building Advisor leverages expert field service engineers and remote data scientists to convert data into predictable, actionable insights, driving fewer complaints from occupants, a decrease in unscheduled maintenance and a significant  energy cost reduction.
  • Building Operations 2.0 is enhanced with best-in-class cybersecurity and delivers a customised native user experience through a responsive WebStation and mobile apps to engineer once, deploy-all-devices and provide mobile access on the go. An Enterprise Central supervisory server enhances monitoring and control capability for large and multi-site enterprises. The open, standards based platform using Smart Connector framework enables systems integrators to build innovative applications and offers actionable insights through simple to set-up reporting and dashboards. It also includes additional IP integrated offers for commercial buildings including:
  • Controllers and Living Space Sensors are next generation multipurpose field controllers and sensors that leverage industry standards and IP-based open protocols for an increase in engineering efficiency and faster commissioning leveraging the eCommission mobile app.