Energy management in manufacturing and water distribution

Leader/moderator: Claude Le Pape + Grigori German for Manufacturing and Alfredo Samperio for Water
Demonstration: T1.2 & T1.4
Content: 1.2 Energy measurements, simulation, optimization, and dashboard in a manufacturing plant. 1.4 Measurements, water consumption prediction and optimization of water distribution.
Type: Slide show. 1.2 a distant access to the energy consumption dashboard showing the output of sensors in quasi real-time. 1.4 a pressure network optimization mock-up.

This demonstration will explain the components we develop for energy management in manufacturing and water distribution. In both cases, energy measures are linked with optimization modules aimed at minimizing the cost of electricity used to deliver a “product”.

For the manufacturing plant, an initial version of the energy measure acquisition chain is installed and the data are being collected since November for a selected subset of the machines that compose the production line. We have developed a first version of the production dashboard that includes combined information from production and corresponding energy consumption.

We can exhibit a “end to end data acquisition system” from the plant to the dashboard. An energy related model has been defined that can be shared by a classical process flow simulator and a production scheduling optimizer whose developments have been initiated. The global system objective is described and the overall architecture has been proposed in a first version.

For water distribution, five building blocks will be individually presented:

  • Water network measurements and the corresponding communication system
  • Water consumption prediction based on data measured in the past and prediction of external parameters such as weather forecast
  • Water network modelling and model simplification
  • Pumping plan optimization
  • The potential optimization of network evolution (replacement of pumps and pipes) including the objective of reducing energy consumption. Two pilot use cases will be used to illustrate these functionalities, i.e., the Bourne Channel used for irrigation and a drinkable water transportation pressure network (customer of Schneider Electric)