Energy costs are becoming a significant expense in most processes. With increased energy unit costs, decreased generating capacity, and the environmental concerns with the burning of fossil fuels, it is important that companies reduce their electrical consumption.
The first step in any management program is the installation of energy meters - commonly referred to as kWh meters - in order to measure the energy being used. These meters can be installed down to the individual device level allowing for real time indication of energy consumption and performance of individual motors, pumps, heaters, lighting banks, etc.
Carlo Gavazzi offers a broad range of Kwh meters for single, two and three phase systems and for voltages up to 600 V. Furthermore, most of our meters can measure reactive energy (kVarh) and are able to differentiate between both generated and consumed energy. In addition, they are also able to provide a digital output pulse as well as offering numerous communication options including Modbus (RTU and TCP), BacNet (MSTP and IP) and Profibus.
kWh meters are typically installed in commercial and residential units (sub metering), manufacturing plants, charging stations and in production machinery (to determine energy costs per unit part made).