Submetering — A Practical Approach
Every increase in the cost of a barrel of oil just magnifies the importance of conserving energy and you can’t accomplish that without tracking its use. More than ever, submetering is being applied in industrial as well as the traditional commercial and residential applications to encourage conservation and increase productivity. This article will describe what it is, why it’s important and how to effectively apply it.
OPC The “Enabling” Software
Today’s demands on software interfacing capabilities far exceeds anything imagined when the market began supporting Windows’ dynamic data exchange (DDE) programming interface for communication with devices. This paper will provide an insight into these developments and describe the new king on the block, OPC.
Electronic Power Meters — Guide For Their Selection and Specification
Electronic power meters vary widely in features and this range of features determines the price level of the meter. The purpose of this article is to help the reader select the right meter from the vast number of choices for their customers, matching the function and need of the meter with the value to the customer.
Unlocking the Proprietary Mess
Who would possibly invest in equipment that restricts all their future purchases to that same initial manufacturer? Well, it happens every day and it could easily happen to you. The ability for equipment to communicate is so prevalent today most specifiers feel confident in specking it. But how does it communicate and what will understand it? Unless you are aware of the pitfalls, you could tumble in. And if you already have, this article will help you dig out.