Using Consumption Feature

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In this article we are going to learn how to use the consumption feature in DEXCell EM.

Contents:

 

Introduction

The Consumption feature allows us to visualize the evolution of our installation, the actual consumption and the potential inefficiencies through charts and tables. 

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To visualize consumption we must have assigned the devices to their corresponding locations. Click here to learn how to do it. 

 

How does it work?

1. Select the energy source that we want to analyze.

2. Select the devices or groups the we want to analyze. 

3. Select the dates you want to visualize.

4. Choose the data frequency.

5. Click update.

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If we want to normalize consumption we can apply ratios. 

Data display

DEXCell EM offers the possibility of changing the type of chart. There are the following available:

  • Line
  • Bar
  • Pie
  • Stacked

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Through the summary table we can check in a detailed way the most significant data of the chosen devices. In order to compare which device is consuming more. This is very helpful in comparing similar devices. 

 

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Exporting data

The data can be exported in Excel Format and the chart can be saved as an image. 

 The chart and the summary table can be added to a custom report template. For more information, click here 

 

Tips and tricks

1. Zoom

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2. Add all the available devices

If we write * in devices all the devices are added. 

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 3. Move the time coordinate

We can use the arrows place above the graph for moving in the time line. They indicate the previous and following period

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4. Consumption download

The consumption feature can be used as well for downloading data from a device in a chosen period of time. 

 

Available energy sources

The available energy sources by default are electricity, Gas and Water. However, these are all the available sources with the consumption parameter associated:

  • Electricity - 402
  • Gas - 420
  • Water - 901
  • Thermal (heating) - 802
  • Thermal (cooling) - 810
  • Exported energy - 452
  • Gas (Vol) - 420
  • Gas (NVol) - 419
  • Compressed Air Volume - 435
  • Liquefied natural gas energy (LNG) - 471
  • Biomass - 497

Remember that you can easily activate new Energy Sources going to Settings -> Preferences.

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