Purdue University Energy Management System Project Profile

The Challenge

A major university in Indiana wanted a way to track each educational department’s energy usage so they could have energy data that’s relevant, valuable and pertinent to all employees and students. Frakes Engineering was tasked with designing the necessary infrastructure to start tracking and monitoring W.A.G.E.S. (Water, Air, Gas, Electricity, Steam).

The Solution

Frakes Engineering began the project by looking at the W.A.G.E.S. usage. By looking at all W.A.G.E.S. data, Frakes Engineering determined what size and type of infrastructure was necessary for the university. Frakes Engineering utilized their team’s expertise to
determine how much flexibility the university needed to support future energy monitoring goals.

Frakes designed, programmed and built industrial management panels with control systems programmed to monitor aggregate
energy consumption by department. By designing the correct size and robustness, the infrastructure supports not only the goals of
today, but will enable future flexibility for tomorrow. These industrial energy management panels have been installed in every building on the university’s campus.

By project completion, Frakes Engineering had built and installed over 400 industrial energy management panels.

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