Auto parts manufacturer installs EnterScape's utilities management system

April 15, 2014 Ā 


NEW ALBANY, Ind. and FLORENCE, Ky. - A world leader in manufacturing lightweight auto parts is able to better analyze its near real-time electric, natural gas and water consumption after installing technology developed and commercialized by EnterScape™.

Leaders at Mubea USA selected UtilityRecon 2.0, an industrial monitoring software platform, for their Florence, Ky., facility. The platform was launched by EnterScape at the 2012 World Energy Engineering Congress in Atlanta.

Randy Williamson, energy specialist at Mubea USA, said he and his colleagues were limited in how they could manage their utilities before installing UtilityRecon 2.0.

"Often we saw changes in our utility bills that we could not justify. If water consumption was significantly higher than normal, we couldn't answer why," he said. "Given our size and our 24/7 work cycle, our electricity demand is significant. We could not allocate the cost directly into our different product lines, and we could not see what was contributing to our peak demand."

Williamson said UtilityRecon 2.0 has provided Mubea USA a more detailed understanding of utility consumption than other solutions on the market.

"With EnterScape's monitoring services, we expect to save more than $100,000 this year on wastewater costs alone," he said. "My colleagues and I can see at a moment's notice if our water consumption is too high or if we are approaching our energy peak. Alerts have been set up to tell us about power quality issues, and it's reassuring to know that our plant's infrastructure is being monitored by an expert team 24 hours a day."

Mark Raisor, chief operating officer at EnterScape, said monitoring and managing utility usage becomes more important as costs rise.

"Managing utilities helps companies like Mubea consume fewer resources and reduce pollution, while also driving profitability," he said. "When industrial companies control their energy demand, it puts less stress on the grid and can reduce power plant generation, which reduces carbon emissions. It is truly a win-win scenario."

About EnterScape

EnterScape has developed a SaaS business model and software platform for the industrial market. EnterScape's proprietary data management and reporting software, UtilityRecon 2.0, supports both utility (energy) and enterprise (process) monitoring. EnterScape can provide either a turn-key service, including data acquisition hardware and installation, or data management and hosting utilizing UtilityRecon 2.0.

About Purdue Research Park

The Purdue Research Park, with four locations across Indiana, has the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country. The park network is home to more than 260 companies that employ about 4,500 people and are located in West Lafayette, Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany. 

Purdue Research Park contact: Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, sgmartin@prf.org

Sources: Mark Raisor, 812-725-2864, mraisor@enterscape.com

Randy Williamson, 859-746-5315 ex. 7061, randy.williamson@mubeaUSA.com

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