InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 7 No. 2 KES Transactions on SDM I - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2014
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitlePlatform using contextualized energy consumption data to provide energy-efficiency related decision support for manufacturing industry
Primary AuthorGunnar Große Hovest, ATB - Institut für angewandte Systemtechnik Bremen GmbH (Germany)
Other Author(s) Christian Wolff; Kevin Nagorny; Ulrich Nauber; Karl Krone
Pages 851 - 862
Article ID sdm14-100
Publication Date 01-May-16
AbstractThis paper presents the concept of a software platform, currently under development, that shall provide context-sensitive decision support related to energy efficiency and emissions trading in manufacturing industry. The main focus of the paper is on the functionality to support acquisition of energy use and context data from various sources, enriching energy consumption data with information about the context in which the use actually occurred. The aim of this data acquisition and pre-processing is to build a knowledge base that shall enable to context-sensitively provide decision support to different target audiences in manufacturing companies. The platform aims to be as generic as possible to allow application in different companies and application scenarios with minor adaptation efforts. To ensure its industrial applicability the platform is, already in parallel to the development, tested and initially validated in three application scenarios. One of those industrial case studies is presented here, which is addressing the energy efficiency optimisation in a large paint production company.
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