Tips 'n Tricks

How to get the most out of the Senseware Platform

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Written by Julien Stamatakis
Updated over a week ago

Senseware's Dashboard allows you to get even more out of your data through the use of analytics, aggregation, and correlation. The platform is flexible enough to provide value for a variety of applications, from M&V to quantifying HVAC performance or analyzing air quality. Some examples for specific applications are shown below.

HVAC Performance

Energy Consumption Compared to Outside Air Temperature

A good indicator of whether or not HVAC equipment is performing well involves correlating its energy usage with the outdoor air temperature. A situation where equipment uses more energy than it has historically, without significantly higher outdoor temperatures, could indicate problems or inefficiencies.

Delta T Between Supply and Return Air

Oftentimes HVAC efficiency is quantified in part by using the delta T between various quantities. In this case, the delta T refers to the change in temperature between supply and return air. 

Compressor Runtime Compared to Delta T

A good way to determine potential problems with an HVAC unit is to monitor compress usage along with the delta T mentioned above. If a compressor is running, but there is little to no indication of cool supply air, or a minimal delta T, it could indicate compressor problems.

Indoor Air Quality

Comparing Conference Rooms, Offices, and Outside Conditions

Ventilation can vary greatly within a commercial building. When conference rooms undergo high occupancy, their air quality can degrade compared to nearby offices or even outside conditions. Comparing these air quality differences can allow a building operator to adjust ventilation as necessary.

Correlating Office Traffic with Air Quality

A good way to determine if ventilation adequately suits a given area is by monitoring the amount of foot traffic the space experiences. In this example a motion/occupancy sensor is correlated to CO2 presence.

Analyzing How Outside Weather Phenomena Affects Indoor Air Quality

Weather phenomena outside a building owner's control, such as wildfires, can negatively affect the air quality inside a building.

Chiller Plant Performance

Water Consumption Compared to Overflow

Hourly Water Consumption Totals

Equipment Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance

Monitoring 3 Phase Motors to Detect Phase Failure

Leak Detection

Monitoring Pipe Temperature

Analyze Runtime Outside of Operating Hours

Critical Facility Monitoring

Monitor Differential Pressure Between Rooms

Calculate Room Air Changes

Utility Monitoring

Comparing Monthly Water, Energy, and Gas Usage

Alerts for High Consumption

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