After struggling with visibility into the site’s existing water flow, Systems / Project Engineer Mark Lynam enlisted the support of adi Smart Metering Services for smart metering design and implementation, so Thatchers could prioritize its business objectives.
The solution is impressive for its integration and its innovation. It incorporates these connected products and edge control software:
Com’X 200 energy servers that act as plug-and-play gateways and data loggers. With these intelligent devices connected to the Local Area Network, real-time and historical data can be viewed via any standard web-browser. The energy servers pick up the pulses and then transfer data
to power management software
EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert edge control software, which collects and organizes data gathered from the network. It then presents this data as meaningful, actionable information through an intuitive web interface.
Thatchers now has live views of its water usage, thanks to the integration of more traditional pulse meters with energy servers and power monitoring software. This approach reduces waste and quickly highlights any additional measures hat may be needed on-site in order to meet sustainability commitments. Based on the collection of data gathered from the network, Thatchers can also share information with key stakeholders or across its entire operation to influence changes that can save money and minimize waste.
adi Smart Metering’s knowledge and experience has been instrumental in successfully implementing our utilities usage monitoring system on site. Their technical understanding to allow the integration of all of our existing systems, and metering hardware, into the new system, without having to replace these outright, has been fantastic.
Thatchers has been perfecting cider at its Myrtle Farm mill in Somerset since 1904. Its passion for quality has led it to produce a broad range of award-winning premium ciders – its Cider Barn range was named the World’s Best Sparkling Cider in 2017 – sold in over 20 countries.
adi Group delivery
Re-use of exiting hardware