Monitoring Airport Energy Usage with Flow Meters

It is no small task to manage the energy costs of an airport terminal. When iCenta Controls’ client was commissioned to measure the energy center’s efficiency at one of the UK’s busiest airport sites’ internal compliance procedures, the search for reliable, accurate, and adaptable technologies to connect wirelessly to its client’s cloud-based system began for real.

Project Objective

To locate a reputable supplier to deliver high-quality precision engineered instruments with a solid status for providing comprehensive solutions that could be customized specifically to the individual requirements of the project.

iCenta Controls Products for the Project

With the company’s wide-ranging product knowledge and experience of delivering complex flow solutions, iCenta Controls was approached to supply:

  • 6 x IC-190F WPG fixed clamp-on ultrasonic flow meter for 100 mm copper pipe 1 x IC-LPM Metri Industrial Paddlewheel series flow meter for deionized water return
  • 1 x IC-F111 Dual input flow indicator totalizer wall mount with pulsed output for totals and flow rate consumption
  • 2 x IC-Metri insertion paddlewheel meter — LPM 40-200 mm for reverse osmosis waste return (80 mm line)
  • 1 x 80 mm Woltman cold water meters (50 °C) with pulse output — MI
  • 1 x 50 mm Woltman cold water meters (50 °C) with pulse output — MI

These products would be significant in delivering energy consumption data for measuring water, tower usage, mains water, borehole, and wastewater at the energy center. The site of each instrument was to prove crucial in delivering all the requirements to the client, and a full risk assessment was done prior to embarking upon the installation.

Project Launch

When the iCenta engineers reached the energy center, they started to position and assemble the instruments. With a few difficult-to-reach areas and pipes with access constraints, the instruments — a series of insertion and inline meters, totalizers, and non-contact meters — were set up using several different access techniques, including ladders and even cherry pickers.

In the meantime, the meters were manufactured and readied for installation on-site at the iCenta Controls facility in Salisbury. Lastly, apart from being pre-engineered before dispatch, a series of pre-install checks were conducted to guarantee they were configured to the clients’ wireless system.

Project Completion

Once connected on site, the instruments form a multifaceted network of measurement devices that measure the working efficiencies of the terminal’s energy center providing a benchmark in helping lower energy consumption and complying with EU CO2 targets.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by iCenta Controls Ltd.

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