40% savings achieved for JCB with new control system
Building Energy Management
JCB appointed YLEM Energy to upgrade their outdated control system to our cutting-edge technology which is designed and built by our in-house engineers.
JCB’s existing Seachange controls had become outdated and unfit for purpose.
Updating these would allow the business to improve energy efficiency, reduce costs and help them on their journey to net-zero. The existing control system could only be accessed through a local PC which meant unless an employee had access to this the controls couldn’t be changed remotely.
YLEM Energy worked closely with JCB to
develop a tailored solutuion to upgrade their
obsolete control system.
Our expert team designed and built the new system which was installed in just under a week and despite taking place during the peak heating season it was carried out with minimal disruption and downtime, this was aided by the fact that we could utilise the existing network and sensor cabling.
The site has a centralised heating and ventilation control panel, to which we mounted an additional enclosure allowing
adequate room for future
expansion. Controls were added to allow customers to switch compressors and production pumps on and off via a time base on our app, meaning there was
no risk of needlessly running out of hours.
Updating the existing control system
allowed JCB to achieve 40% savings
on their energy bills.
Now that the system is fully upgraded, JCB can look forward to using a modern system capable of maintaining and building upon the savings achieved since the first Seachange controllers were installed. They also have a system that can be accessed on any smartphone or tablet to show real-time data.
The old analogue phoneline
required for remote support
and reporting features for
Seachange is no longer required
resulting in an additional cost
Remote energy management
As the new controllers can be remotely updated and engineered, universal inputs and outputs can be programmed for the customer from the YLEM Energy Remote Support Centre.
Self-wiring meter points
Additional meter points have been added allowing the customer to wire themselves without the need for an YLEM Energy engineer to attend site.
Advanced scheduling capabilities
Holidays and planned shutdowns can now be scheduled into the system years in advance if required and exceptions to the time schedules can be easily added.
Efficient graphics modification
JCB was most impressed with the animated graphics pages, and the ease of use. Changes to the graphics are easily carried out and once complete, can be seen by all users without relying on updated local PC files.