Emerson Process Management today announced an agreement with Canada-based software firm RtTech Software to jointly develop an Emerson Energy Management Information System that will provide real-time monitoring, analysis and detection of excessive plant energy consumption. This collaborative development initiative is the next step in Emerson’s commitment to improving industrial energy utilization globally, known as Smart Energy Management.
Leveraging RtTech’s RtEMIS platform, the two organizations will work together to enhance the platform to accommodate Emerson’s rigorous, first-principles models for key energy equipment. With the combination of RtEMIS and Emerson’s process models, users will be able to analyze and compare three critical data points: the amount of energy a system is designed to use, what it has used over time, and what it’s consuming in the moment.
Many energy management systems are designed to allocate energy costs at the end of the month. Few systems monitor energy in real time, compare usage against a theoretical benchmark, and analyze system performance by unit, area, and across an entire plant. Emerson’s Energy Management Information System dashboards and reports will increase the visibility of site energy metrics, providing performance-improvement tools to users from field operators to plant management.