Several consumption measurements can be grouped together into one department. As such, dyeing, finishing, weaving, knitting and administration can be defined as a specific consumer.
The consumer reports are graphic reports which show the consumption of a certain department. The user can also select the time period for each group of machines. Line or bar charts can be selected. These reports can be used to trace abnormal peak consumption, to eliminate abnormal consumption and for example to evaluate if reduced night or weekend shifts makes sense, considering the higher energy consumption per unit of production.
This set of reports shows the energy consumption for a specific machine, for a machine type, for a style or product, for a department or for the whole plant over a longer time period. These reports allow evaluating the energy component in the overall production cost of each product. Does the energy consumption remain constant when a certain style is produced or are there large fluctuations, which require further analysis?
In these reports, energy consumption is related to effective production. For example, in the dye house, energy consumption is reported by batch; in weaving, energy consumption is reported per million picks and in spinning per 10,000 lbs produced. By analyzing this data by type of machine and by type of product, one can determine easily which machine is most energy efficient to produce a specific product or style.