If you have a large facility or campus with multiple chillers, you need a way to view and analyze their performance. BuildingLogiX gives you an easy way to conduct chiller performance analysis. Let’s look at how our platform provides an operational overview of your chiller performance data.
BuildingLogiX’s platform has a chiller performance portal that takes in all of your chiller performance data and reviews it. Then it presents that data in a user-friendly format. Once our platform presents the data in this format, your building managers and other stakeholders can use it to adjust chiller plant performance. Think of it as a check engine light for your chiller plant: our platform provides general guidance on what’s happening with your chiller plant. You can use it to determine where any problems are and how to fix them.
Our platform’s chiller performance portal doesn’t control your chiller plant. Instead, it works as a reference tool that gives you concrete data to work with as you determine how to make your chiller plant more efficient. We give you the information you need to see how your chiller plant currently performs. Then you can use that information however you see fit. You can use it to improve an individual chiller’s operations or to improve the entire plant’s efficiency.
It’s best to assess your chiller plant performance during the spring. Why? Large facilities and campuses often need their chiller plants most during the summer months. If you assess your chillers in the spring, you can fix problems and improve their efficiency before the summer heat rolls in and your chillers need to perform well. However, you can also plan chiller assessment projects during the fall. The fall is a great time to use the data BuildingLogiX provides to create new ventilation strategies for your chillers and the rest of your HVAC system. At this point, your chillers are past their peak summer performance levels, but they’re not yet exposed to frigid winter temperatures. Overall, it’s best to improve your chillers’ performance during spring or fall because chiller plants aren’t at peak performance levels during those seasons.
Our platform’s chiller performance portal presents data that helps you diagnose the following chiller problems:
- Poor water flow
- Short cycling
- Improper chiller/tower coordination
- Tube fouling
When you analyze your chiller plant data, you may find that the problems are present, but your chillers still produce water at their setpoints. That’s why our platform’s chiller performance analysis capabilities are so important—they show you problems that exist within chillers that appear to work well on the surface.
If you assess and analyze your chiller plant’s performance, you can use the information you gather to improve the way it operates. Those improvements, in turn, reduce the amount of energy your chillers use to run and lower the amount of energy your entire facility or campus needs for operation. By paying attention to your chillers, you can make your HVAC system more energy efficient both immediately and in the long run.
Our platform offers a variety of benefits for businesses and organizations that use it. For example, our clients have experienced a 10% to 30% reduction in their utility spend. This reduction translates into a 5% to 18% reduction in overall operational costs for their facilities or campuses. Along with operational cost reduction, it also provides a straightforward way of looking at your chiller plant’s data. Even when you’re not actively making improvements or changes to your chiller plant, you can still use the available data to review its current performance and check on individual chillers periodically. Overall, we give you a way to access your chiller plant’s data quickly and use it to improve your facility’s operations.
If you’re ready to start collecting and analyzing your chiller plant’s data, connect with us today. Our platform gives you the information you need to improve chiller performance.