• A fully wireless solution maximizes energy savings and comfort in a school building in Wales, UK
    A fully wireless solution maximizes energy savings and comfort in a school building in Wales, UK
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    Nowadays, it is increasingly important that public buildings are as energy efficient as possible. This is a not only a global trend for new buildings but also for existing ones. One such building is the St Teilo’s High School in Cardiff, Wales. Built in 2014 to BREEAM Excellence, the building already has a state of the art building management system. However, having so many meters/sensors monitored made it hard sometimes to locate what the problem was. Thus, an additional heating monitoring solution was required to simplify where heat was dispersed – creating heating zones. This required the installation of heat meters in 9 locations, 2 of them in the Ground floor and 7 in the First floor.

    Advanticsys fully wireless solution supporting M-Bus and Modbus RTU / TCP was chosen by the School and Cardiff Council due to the non-intrusive nature of the installation, with little preparatory work needed resulting in a cost reduction compared to other wired alternatives. The solution included the following equipment:

    • Wireless M-Bus T1 Heat meters. Being battery-operated, they were the best option to avoid power wires deployment. They included 2 PT500 temperature sensors.
    • DM-108 wireless bridges. Supporting both Wireless M-Bus and Modbus RTU, they provide seamless connectivity between heat meters and data concentrators.
    • MPC-333 data concentrators. They logged and sent heat meters data to the cloud platform in 15 minutes intervals using FTP.
    A fully wireless solution maximizes energy savings and comfort in a school building in Wales, UK

    Once every device is properly configured put in place, via the Concordia Cloud platform, the user can access each meters data, develop customized dashboards and be able to download data for further analysis. The platform also includes events notification by email. The data collected on a local FTP server at the school, and sent to a central Council FTP from the MPC-333 data concentrators. Sending data to multiple FTPs is another useful feature of the wireless solution.

    A fully wireless solution maximizes energy savings and comfort in a school building in Wales, UK

    Mathew Preece, Energy Projects Manager at Cardiff Council, states that “using Advanticsys wireless communication bridges and data collectors allowed work to be carried out with less disruption to the school (no need for wires). It is early days for the project, but it is envisaged that this high level overview of heating the school via the zones created by the heat meters will allow the facility manager to optimise his time and prioritise his work load based on sections of the school that are causing problems from overheating.”

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  • ADVANTICSYS releases New Wireless Indoor Air Quality Sensor
    ADVANTICSYS releases New Wireless Indoor Air Quality Sensor
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    ADVANTICSYS introduces a new IEEE 802.15.4 wireless sensor compatible with DM-124 wireless Modbus networks. The new product, called IAQM-THCO2 is capable of measuring air temperature, relative humidity and CO2 levels.
     
    The IAQM-THCO2 is auto configurable inside the radio network, it determines the best route to send data packets, and it effectively distributes the packets to all nearby radio neighbours and answers Modbus RTU requests.
     
    The IAQM-THCO2 is fully Modbus RTU compatible, which means that any PLC, controller or PC connected to the DM-124 coordinator can retrieve data by using standard Modbus RTU commands.
     
    The DM-124 Config Tool software eases the process of configuring the device via radio. The User’s Manual and the latest version of the software are available on our wiki.
     
    Wireless Indoor Air Quality Sensor within a Modbus network
    About ADVANTICSYS
    The company, founded in 2009 by a group of engineers with over ten years of experience in the industry, currently has 16 employees and sells its solutions in 35 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. It has started its international expansion with a subsidiary in Chile.
     
    ADVANTICSYS provides remote monitoring systems based on wireless sensor networks and industrial monitoring equipment with applications in areas such as processes control in industry or environmental monitoring.

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