In manufacturing plant there are scenarios and need which is essential to track the meters and sub meters to efficiently track the consumption of utilities. When we deploy large number of meters across the plants for different utilities consolidation of the meter data at single location through a reliable interfaces and then making the right inference is the key for reliable utility accounting.
Scenarios for collecting Meter data through IoT Infrastructure
Typical example of one such infrastructure
The image on the right hand side depicts the sensors and meters which are connecting to the IT infrastructure
through the Cloud based broker which works on Publish/Subscribe model. The sensors and Energy meters
would be connnecting to the Cloud broker infrastructure through tcp means. This is essential in this model for it to work efficiently. The connectivity from the Industrial environment sensors and meter data can be published at different QoS level based on MQTT.
IT Benefits of adopting IoT approach in metering
Business benefits of IoT approach in metering