Analytics packages seem to have it all. At first glance, integrated dashboards provide a snapshot of operational processes, metrics and key performance metrics (KPIs).
Unfortunately, analytics as an actual cost reduction tool in chilled water systems are limited unless a human takes action on this information to adjust operations. Optimizing the efficiency of dynamic systems, such as a chilled water plant requires action, ideally continuous action, that does not rely on manual intervention.
The optimization spectrum
The various levels of efficiency improvements
Of the four basic levels of efficiency improvements in use today, optimization and analytics are the most discussed. While they are complementary, they are not the same. Analytic and model-based strategies simply suggest edits, not action. Without automation, analytic software cannot optimize dynamic settings like a chilled water plant.
tekWorx automated optimization
The Approachable Experts™ at tekWorx can help your team go beyond analytics to optimize the efficiency of your dynamic system.
Our automated optimization solutions maximize the use of your existing mechanical equipment and controls to significantly improve plant performance. Using adaptive algorithms to continuously analyze real-time process variables, key control parameters are automatically adjusted to minimize plant kW/ton without any human intervention.
For more information about the differences between chilled water plant efficiency improvement models, download our “Go Beyond Analytics to Optimization in Chilled Water Systems” white paper.
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Discover how tekWorx puts our Approachable Expertise® into action by reading our online case studies. Then contact us to discuss how we can work together to improve the energy performance of your unique plant. Whether you’re looking for a self performance solution or a comprehensive, commissioned solution, we have your optimization needs covered.
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