Star Technical Solutions (STS) have developed Ethos an ongoing monitoring and plant optimisation device for refrigeration and HVAC equipment, which identifies efficiency problems and can save plant owners thousands of pounds in electricity bills. It effectively measures the gap between how the plant is operating and how it should be operating and identifies corrective actions to reduce the gap.
Ethos shines a light on inefficient plant operation and focusses operators and owners on energy spend. Often equipment can operate inefficiently for long periods before action is taken. Ethos will provide ‘insights ‘on how to save energy and will calculate the estimated annual savings from enacting the insight and also will track the missed savings if no action is taken. Typically, achievable savings are between 10 to 30 % with little associated costs as large investment is not always necessary.
The information is clearly displayed on a dashboard which is accessed via a web portal. This provides access for both STS and the client in order to view live data on plant performance and review graphs of present or historical data. The dashboard can be viewed on a PC or for monitoring on the go can be accessed via a mobile phone. Email or SMS alerts can be set up for when irregular behaviour is detected.
Ethos can be fitted to new plant or can be retrofitted to old equipment. It is a standalone device and no alteration or disturbance to existing plant operations is required. No internet connection is necessary as the device is fitted with its own 4G internet router.
Our latest Ethos energy management brochure is available to download here. The major benefits and features of the Ethos system are outlined as well as important contact information.
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“In August 2016 we planned to expand our production facility.
We were not sure whether our existing refrigeration plant
had sufficient capacity to handle the additional cooling
duty required. Rather than taking a risk or buying additional
equipment that maybe wasn’t necessary we employed Star
Technical Solutions (STS) to assess our site’s cooling
demand over a 2 week period. The assessment revealed that
our existing equipment could comfortably handle the new
production load. Star’s appraisal allowed us to capitalise
on surplus capacity and avoid the unnecessary purchase of
Darrin Leslie Factory Manager
“Energy consumption is a large part of our monthly operating
expenses. With little control over what electricity rate
we are charged, we focused on reducing energy usage. We
engaged STS to manage one of our systems and with the
promising results, have expanded their remit to three systems. Their improvements have already reduced our bill by 5% and once additional work is carried out we expect that to increase to 15%.”
Malcolm Dufton Director
“Our expansion over the past 5 years has been rapid and we’ve
needed to ensure our equipment is ready to meet demand.
We commissioned STS to measure operation and performance of
our existing chillers so that we could gain a better insight
into refrigeration load and spare capacity ahead of increasing
Niall Murphie Chief Engineer
Star Technical Solutions
Thornliebank Industrial Estate
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