The JPC Story - How Power Quality Monitoring saves you money.
As the cost of energy continues to rise, reducing energy consumption through energy efficiency measures is at the top of the agenda for most facilities management teams;
and as a consequence, many are installing metering and monitoring systems to assist them in achieving this goal. However, Power Quality (PQ) monitoring tends to be an afterthought,
as there seems to be a lack of understanding about the relationship between poor PQ and costly equipment damage.
As a consequence, many are falling into the trap of installing low end meters that only monitor consumption and utilising non-specialised monitoring systems such as their existing Building Management System (BMS) to manage their energy.
Lucas Gilroy, the Facilties Manager at John Paul College (JPC) is an exception. Realising the need for a purpose built Energy Management System (EMS) at their 100 acre school in Brisbane, JPC partnered with VRT Systems to implement a CET PecStar integrated EMS, along with high accuracy CET Power Quality Meters on all of their school's incoming electrical supplies.
JPC's decision is paying off. Read The Full Story »
We Want You.
We are looking for an Electrical Engineer/Technician to complement our engineering team in the rapidly growing energy management side of our business.
Some of the responsibilities of the role are:
• Engineering configuration of Energy Management and SCADA software
• Power meter configuration
• Field audits
• PLC programming
• Customer Support
• Customer consulting including functional specifications development
If you'd like to be part of a dynamic, close knit company that encourages innovative thought and a problem solving, solutions based approach, we'd like to hear from you. Please email your CV to email@example.com.
VRT Celebrates its 25th Year.
2012 marks the 25th year of business for VRT Systems. We began life in 1987 in Perth as Vector International Pacific (VIP).
The focus of our business at that time was as distributors and integrators for the MacroView SCADA product. In 1993, the company relocated to Park Road Brisbane.
Early SCADA projects focused on MacroView, and as VIP expanded, we diversified from doing only MacroView implementation projects, into a wide range of industrial
systems integration projects.
In the mid 1990s, to mark its broadening focus, the company re-branded as VRT Systems. We survived the Y2K transition, and in the early 2000s, moved to Gardner Close in Milton, where we are still located today. Recent years have seen the company grow and diversify further, and we now operate in fields as broad as Automation & Control, Energy Management, Track & Trace, and Advanced Visualisation Systems. Through all of this, we are proud to have retained the loyalty of many long-standing customers, with some having unbroken support agreements running for well over 20 years.
2012 now brings the company to a major milestone, our silver anniversary, and with that we're taking the opportunity to refresh our image. You may have noticed that our website has had a minor update. We're currently working on a more significant update to the content and structure of the site. Watch this space...
VRT Systems Appointed Queensland SI by CETA.
VRT Systems is pleased to announce that we have entered into a Systems Integrator Agreement with Combined Energy Technologies Australia (CETA), to provide systems integration services
in Queensland for CET's energy management and communications products.
CET is the leading supplier of Intelligent Building Energy Management Systems in China, with over 20 years of experience and a thorough understanding of the market requirements for high grade, industrial metering and protection systems.
CET's high level of commitment to innovation aligns well with VRT's customer solutions focus. New release meters include the PMC-680i which has possibly the highest level of PQ functionality available in the Australian market and the new revision of the workhorse PMC-53M which now supports the BACnet MS/TP protocol as an alternative to Modbus.
In addition to VRT in Queensland, CETA now has Distributors and Systems Integrators in every mainland state in Australia.
In the last 12 months VRT has integrated CET products into several energy management projects in South East Queensland, including King George Central, The Department of Defence, Aspire Schools, the new Queensland Children's Hospital, and John Paul College (JPC).
JPC Chooses CET's PecStar iEMS to Integrate Water and Energy Management Systems.
JPC began implementing efficient water management practices five years ago. This innovative school then chose VRT Systems to assist them to introduce world's best practice to their
commitment to sustainability. As part of this process, JPC have installed a CET PecStar integrated Energy Management System (iEMS) which collects data from both CET and Schneider Electric
ION energy meters, as well as pulse water meters connected via a Wavenis wireless mesh network.
The installation of their iEMS gives their facilities management team all the information required to make informed decisions about their school. By monitoring their energy usage, JPC's facilities management staff can now establish whether air conditioning, lights or powered equipment are being used efficiently. By showing exactly how much it is costing to leave the computers turned on in a classroom, air conditioning in operation when not required or not turning the lights off, JPC's iEMS enables staff to actively target cost saving goals.
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Visual Workplace - VRT's Common User Interface.
The provision of a Common User Interface to a large number of related sub-systems is a growing requirement in many industries. VRT has been active in this area for many years.
Successful projects include underground coal mines in the mid 90s, Intelligent Transport Systems (road tunnels) in the late 90s, etc. Current projects include: commercial campus,
academia, Remote Operating Centres for mining, process plant control room, rail network monitoring, etc.
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