The MPC situated at the main switchboard and monitors the incoming power supply from six current transducers. For the purpose of trend analysis, it then calculates and logs power supply demand at any given time. This information is then transmitted to the second MPC to provide a rotational and incremental loadshed to the building's air conditioning units. As the current increases within the system, loadshed occurs progressively until the load is reduced. At this point, the load stabilises for a minimum of 15 minutes.
The duty cycle of the loadshed is then rotated through all air conditioning units, ensuring that an even distribution of loadshed is shared throughout the IT building.
Due to the flexibility and global communication capability of Genesis II, the new system was able to be connected to the college's ethernet network via third party servers (Lantronix UDS 10).
Each device server is connected to a separate network hub located within, or adjacent to, each MPC. Each network hub is supported by a fibre optic backbone with a cable distance of approximately one kilometre between the two device servers.
Mercedes College currently utilises four ranges of network IP's. With the installation of the new Innotech system it is possible to link each MPC with a unique static IP that does not tie up the college's resources.
The Genesis II truly forms its own "global network" - a network that does not rely on servers to process information between the two controllers.
Ian Bartter, the Bursar of Mercedes College, was full of praise for the new system. "The Innotech control system has provided a fully functional, cost-effective solution to a very expensive problem," he said.
NRP Electrical Services completed installation of the system efficiently and quickly - within one working week - and with only very minor interruptions to the college's operations.
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