PHARMA – UTILITY MONITORING AND POWER QUALITY

As a multinational pharmaceutical company that uses highly sensitive equipment in its manufacturing processes it became necessary to monitor all aspects of their power quality to prevent downtime, but also to allow for future expansion plans.

INDUSTRY SUCCESS

Directly employees

30,000

people

Estimated

10

invested in the last 10 years

Top

10

of the worlds pharma companies based in Ireland

THE CHALLENGE

Originally we were contacted because the client used highly sensitive equipment in its manufacturing processes resulting in a necessity to monitor all aspects of power quality. These included, monitoring harmonic distortion, power factor sags and swells, transient disturbances and energy efficiency.

Down the line the site expanded resulting in much greater capacity with compliance and regulatory requirements increased. We were contacted again to monitor all utility information and this brought water, air, gas and steam into the project as well as electricity.

HOW WE HELPED

We designed and supplied a tailored solution that integrated utility (Water, Air, Gas, Electricity and Steam) data as well as powerful power quality information. We provided the client with powerful analytics on all aspects of power and utility usage across the entire manufacturing site,  allowing them identify and prioritise power quality event data.

Accessible in real time from a web client, the system includes alerts and email notification. As the sites needs have changed over the years the system has been updated to address the expanding needs of the client. The updated PME system is now a linchpin of the active energy decision making process.

THE RESULT

This highly dynamic site now meets its efficiency targets while the electrical and utility systems operate at a level of ‘power needs’ only.  Through the collection and continuous monitoring of data, power wastage is reduced and inefficiencies identified early. The client is also provided with a deep level of analytical information which is extremely useful in future site planning and development.

THE CLIENT

Located in Co. Kildare this pharmaceutical manufacturer employs over 2,000 people. They have expanded and will continue to expand well into the future.

“We diagnosed the issues, designed the solution, project managed the construction, commissioned the systems and successfully handed back the system to a happy client in time for operations to resume at the facility. The tight timeframe for conducting these works meant that we had to have a hands on approach to ensure that the schedule was met.”

Alan O'KellyDirector

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