Smart Metering, Carbon and Energy Management Services

At Elcomponent we provide our customers with the tools they need to measure and improve their carbon and energy management. We design and manufacture hardware such as meters and data loggers - both portable and fixed - and create our own much applauded software to work with those products.

Our policy is to supply our customers with complete solutions - when you buy or hire a portable data logger from us you get everything you need in the box. Open it up and you're ready to go. Similarly when we install a smart metering system or aM&T package, we cover everything from design, through installation, to handover and training. We take care of all the details such as liaison with Meter Operators and Meter Asset Managers so you don't have to, ensuring that all your tariff meter connections are made off correctly, and on a timely basis. We employ our own installations teams too!

We've been in business since 1986, and in that time we've supplied over 5000 portable loggers and installed over 500 metering systems. We have been responsible for numerous innovations during that time, and we continue to innovate with new products such as our Realtime Display packages and our unique Data Transfer Module for our portable instruments.

PORTABLE DATA LOGGERS - READ MORE

Elcomponent are the market leaders for cost-effective portable data loggers for Energy and Carbon Management. If you are looking for a safe non-invasive instrument to measure single or three-phase electrical supplies, or you need to log the output from a pulsing meter, you will find just what you need at at www.spcloggers.com

We also manufacture instruments for more complex electricity monitoring, including power quality analysers and disturbance analysers. If your need is professional power quality measurement click here to go the relevant product section of this website.

METERING SYSTEMS & SMART METERS - READ MORE

The Process

We specialise in providing AMR systems covering both fiscal and sub meters at all kinds of site, commercial or industrial, large or small. We know that no two systems are the same so we start by surveying your site or sites (free of charge) and working with you to create a cost effective proposal. If you have meters already in place, we work out how to read them automatically. If you need new meters for electricity, gas, water or anything else, we install them. We work out the best solution for the data acquisition element of the system. Our expertise encompasses LAN-based networking, VHF radio links, GPRS and MODBUS/TCP.

The installation and commissioning of all aspects of the system is taken care of by our own installers and engineers so you get a fully functioning package 'right first time'. Click here to fill in our enquiry form or give us a call on 01279 503173 to discuss your requirements with one of our sales team.

Meters

All our systems are multi-utility, covering all types of fiscal meters and sub meters, existing and new. All new meters are installed by us or by your designated contractor and we hold large stocks of our own kWh and multi-parameter electricity meters, as well as their associated current transformers.

We also supply and install gas and water meters, as well as oil meters and specialised process meters such as steam and effluent.

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Data Acquisition and networking

At Elcomponent we ensure that our systems are tailored to the site and to the customer's requirements - not the other way round. We can combine any or all of these networking technologies to ensure that the best solution is always delivered:

  • LAN based - uses your existing network
  • VHF radio - powerful 'AMR specific' radio transmitters with network enabled receivers offer wireless flexibility without the restrictions of generis low-power hardware
  • GPRS - utilises the mobile network for remote locations or wireless connection to the cloud
  • MODBUS/TCP Meters - better accuracy and more reliable than
REAL TIME DISPLAYS - READ MORE

AMR systems are no longer purely for the Energy Manager, as they have a very significant role to play in achieving the Holy Grail of Behavioural Change by providing real time displays of energy cost and carbon usage, or in the case of site based renewable - energy generated.

The requirements for a real time display are very different from those of aM&T software. The display has to be eye catching and dynamic, but most of all it must convey the right message to the casual observer in no more than a few seconds. It has to be reliable, and it has to be accurate - it's a high profile statement, and there is no room for errors or excessive downtime. Elcomponents 'MeterRing RT' is a simple solution to a potentially complex function. It can be supplied as a plug in addition to any of our sub-metering or AMR systems, or as a stand alone product for sites where no metering system exists.

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Software Solutions that work the way you do!

Getting the best from your sub-meters requires an effective and reliable data acquisition system and an accessible and focused software package. The right software is the difference between drowning in data and making serious savings - fast!

We've been at the forefront of low-cost M&T software development for over 25 years, and we understand that there is no 'one size fits all' solution! We offer a choice of site-based Windows software or a cloud-based package hosted by us and delivered over the web. Our site-based software, MeterRing MM, provides a user-friendly desktop with all the features you need to manage your energy and carbon efficiency. Developed over many years it's ideal for industrial and commercial applications, and is offered as a one-time purchase with no ongoing licence fees or renewal costs.

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Our cloud-based software, MeterWeb 2, is a hosted package which makes full use of the flexibility that a browser interface provides, including flexible dashboard configurations, instant cost and carbon analysis, a full reporting package, and unlike most web-based M&T it also provides a live data display via MeterRing RT.

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