Submetering is all about collecting energy data and being able to output that data into a usable report whether it’s to allocate costs or interpret the data for additional energy saving opportunities.
When designing a submetering system, the first step should be to determine what needs to be measured and how the data will be collected and transmitted.
Ask yourself the following questions to determine what VerifEye meter series you should use:
1. Will you be measuring electric, gas, water or steam?
2. What are your measuring parameter requirements?
Next, answer the following questions to determine which VerifEye meter catalog number you should use:
1. Where is the meter going to be installed?
2. What is the voltage rating? See the Electrical Configuration Matrix below.
3. What types of current transformers (CTs) will you be using?
4. Will you need disaggregation of loads (multi-circuit monitoring)? Use MMUs, Series 7000 and 7100, or Series 8000
In the next part of our series, we’ll explore how to select the best communications or data collection hardware for your VerifEye submetering system.
For more information on VerifEye Submetering Solutions, visit www.leviton.com/verifeye or view our ezLearn course on “Submetering Applications: How to Put It All Together with VerifEye”.