Wireless Metering

Industrial-grade wireless metering

We can help develop a solution for your business that’s fast to install, with no disruption to your operations and no expensive out of hours working

Adding sub-metering into your estate is often the first port of call when attempting to better understand your energy usage.
The ability to sub-meter different buildings, areas of a building or specific plant provides the foundation of a solid energy reduction strategy.

Sub-metering can be difficult for some businesses to implement, due to 24 hour manufacturing, building layout or building fabric. But our unique blend of wireless and wired technology removes these headaches, and allows us to sub-meter estates that have previously been too difficult to cover.

Wireless metering solutions for gas, electricity and water

How does it work?

Wireless Metering: Live data in your browser

Live data in your browser

Your metering data is available on any network connected computer within your business. If you need any help, our remote bureau is on hand should you need it.

Wireless metering: Live metering platform

Live metering platform

Your browser connects to our live metering platform, designed & built on Tridium’s Niagara4 platform. This platform connects to all of your meters completely wirelessly.

Your meters

Your electric, gas and water meters are hooked into your energy consuming plant, monitoring the consumption as often as you like and pinging it back to our platform wirelessly.

Wireless metering: your plant

Your plant

You can meter all sorts of things within your building. From plant and equipment, air-con units, wet heating systems or ambi-rads right through to specific buildings, areas or sections.

Getting data from your main incoming meters

What about data from my main incoming meter?

I’m glad you’ve asked, because we’ve got you covered on that front too.

Because the data from main incoming meters is collected from your distribution network operator (DNO), distribution aggregator (DA) or DC, we can only collect this once per day and display day +1/2/5 or 7 as required by you.

Yeah, it’s unfortunate, but the level of granularity and frequency our sub-metering provides should give you plenty of options.

Common problems we’ve overcome

Wireless metering helps avoid difficult cable runs

Difficult cable runs

Cabling in old building, particularly industrial buildings can be difficult. There’s often heavy plant & equipment that can’t be moved, not to mention the sturdy construction of older buildings. Wireless is often the only simple solution.

Asbestos

Difficult cabling runs aren’t the only problem. Old factories and other aged buildings are often littered with asbestos and clearing these areas would be incredibly expensive. Using our wireless solution, it’s no longer an issue.

Down-time

Adding in sub-metering can sometimes mean breaking into power supplies that feed critical plant or machinery. In non-critical areas, we can do this no problem, but what if you can’t have a section of your factory out of action? Well, we’ve got you covered there too. We can meter using optical meter readers for a completely non-invasive solution.

4 key steps to industrial-grade wireless metering

Reliable wireless metering can be a challenge, but with our four key steps, we can make it a breeze.

4 key steps to industrial-grade wireless metering

Reliable wireless metering can be a challenge, but with our four key steps, we can make it a breeze.

Site Survey

Following an initial consultation, a member of our sales or projects team will visit your premises (multiple if required) to conduct a site survey and assess the feasibility of your requirements.

Development

Once the feasibility study and commercial aspects are complete and approved, our dev team will begin building your bespoke wireless metering system

Testing

Once development is complete, we thoroughly soak-test your system at our HQ to ensure everything works as it should.

Installation

From here our PM team take over, with remote assistance provide by the dev team. Once installed, each site will be commissioned and thoroughly tested again by one of our engineers. Once commissioned, the install will be formally handed over to you, and any training required will be delivered.

What our customers think

TransPennine Express

Environment & Emergency Planning Manager

“...there is a distinct downward trend in energy usage across all sites. Indeed, the figures show the lowest energy consumption for five years over comparable periods for those stations that haven’t had major infrastructure upgrades...”

BAE Systems

Energy Management Lead

“I’ve been really impressed by Aimteq’s project management and communication throughout. They have bent over backwards to ensure smooth project delivery. Furthermore, they are very dedicated and have come back to the site to resolve a few very minor snags.”

Stagecoach

Director of Safety, Health & Environment

“Another reason we opted for the Aimteq solution was the bureau service, which meant we could delegate the controls to an expert, who could remotely optimise energy consumption across all sites on an ongoing basis.”

Pizza Hut

Energy Manager

"The bureau offers fantastic customer service, and importantly, is operates 24/7; longer than any of the bureau services we researched. We get through to a real person straight away and changes are made quickly."

Director of energy & carbon

“The WEMS technology installed by Aimteq has underpinned the success of our smart energy programme at BT. It gives us remote control over the air handling systems and enables us to optimise energy usage. As a result of the proven success, we have now agreed a contract to expand the programme further.”

Energy & Environment Manager

"Aimteq installed the WEMS system and I have seen my energy consumption drop by over 40%. If the system gets overridden, Aimteq work with our sites to resolve the problem and turn the system back to auto control. This maintains our environmental conditions and enhances our savings."

DCS Incident Manager

"When Colt started to expand beyond London in the late 1990s we needed some form of building management technology to support our remote sites and deliver alarms to a central server. Today we have scores of sites and Aimteq has been an excellent support partner throughout our evolution. We have almost day-to-day interaction with Aimteq and regular reviews with their team."

Environmental Manager

"Matalan has made the commitment to have the WEMS system installed by Aimteq in all our retail outlets. The installed stores have shown a considerable reduction in energy consumption of circa 18% and this is reflected in our energy bill which has decreased dramatically since implementation."

Operations Director, Carbon & Energy Solutions

"We have used Aimteq on many sensitive government buildings and projects. At these locations, discretion, along with sensitivity towards the environment and the building occupants is paramount. As such, disruption in these areas must be kept to a minimum. We have found Aimteq to be a progressive company in their approach to not only building controls, but in the suggestion and implementation of energy improvements to building controls."

Utilities & Property Systems Manager

"For us, technology must be a safe investment, must not affect the customer experience in our fitness centres, and must go on in the background so as not to cause distraction or disruption. For these reasons, Aimteq’s installation of a wireless solution such as the WEMS one made perfect sense."

Facilities, Contracts & Energy Manager

"Over the 61 sites we’ve seen a 32.92% drop in our consumption, which translates to a considerable saving on our energy spend and correlates well with our sustainability policy. Further to that, the experience dealing with Aimteq was seamless from start to finish."

Head of Engineering

“Aimteq take responsibility to not only lower the costs of running a retail estate – but they bring a ‘can do’ attitude that is refreshing in the market place. By constantly investing in the R&D of their product suite, they bring innovation and creativity into our estate.”

Project Manager

“…please pass on my thanks to your engineer for the call out. He was persistent and got a resolution and was happy to explain the problem as he went along. Excellent service.”

BAE Systems Case Study - Schneider Electric StruxureWare BMS Installation by Aimteq
BAE Systems - A BMS Install Client

We've completed the install of a new Schneider Struxureware BMS at BAE Systems.