How To Add Meter l Utility Monitoring l Asset Infinity

Adding a Meter

Adding a Meter

Menu > Usage > Usage Monitoring
 

 


The Utility Monitoring system collects detailed consumption information for selected utilities serving the Client facility.


 

 


When the user clicks on Usage Monitoring, the below screen appears:
 

 

 


Monitoring can be tagged to an asset or can be independent of asset. User is required to add some basic information to capture consumption like:


FIELD NAME 

DESCRIPTION 

MANDATORY 

Asset 

Select the asset on which you want to create the meter 

No 

Location 

Mention the location for creation of the meter 

Yes 

Occurrence 

User has to mention the period for collection of the reading for a specific meter which can be daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, custom 

Yes 

Send Reminders 

User has to choose the day of reminder for the given activity set for collection of the reading 

Yes 

Start Date 

User has to select Start Date from which they need to start collecting meter reading 

Yes 

End date 

User has to select End date from the day they have to stop collecting meter reading 

No 

Description 

User has to mention any remark or information, if needed, It’s an open text field 

No 

Assignee 

User can also assign the task of updating meter readings to a specific user under this field. 

Yes 

Email CC 

User can also add E-mail id of the person they want to look over the usage monitoring through CC column 

No 

 

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In the Meter tab, user has to set the Meter according to their need:

 

 

FIELD NAME 

DESCRIPTION 

MANDATORY 

Meter Type 

Select Meter Type from the Drop-down. Meter types created through Application Settings will appear in the Drop-down. User can add a Meter Type by clicking on Add button given next to the field. 

Yes 

Feed value 

Select Feed Value from the Drop-down the sequence in which reading will be updated in: 

1.Ascending: Here user specifies the meter reading in ascending format e.g. in a building, we have to specify the feed value as ascending, then user cannot enter the reading in descending format. (if format is not in ascending order, then an error popup will come in Pending activity. Reading can only be ascending like 100Kw, 110Kw, 120 KW...) 

2.Descending: Here user specifies the meter reading in descending format. E.g. in a firm, we have to specify the feed value as descending, then user cannot enter the reading in ascending format. (if format is not in descending order, then an error popup will come in Pending activity. Reading can only be descending like 100Kw, 80Kw, 70 KW...) 

Yes 

Unit Rate 

Enter Unit Rate i.e. rate per unit 

Yes 

Multiplication factor 

Enter the Multiplication Factor; the factor used to multiply reading of the energy meter to get the actual energy consumption 

Yes 

Recording Time 

Enter the time of recording for updating the meter reading 

Yes 

Allow Additional Units 

Mark the checkbox to allow additional units to capture the extra reading 

No 

 

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Here a user can add multiple Meters using  Add More option. 

 

 

In the Warning tab: User is required to add Warning details for the utility created in Warning section.
 


 

 

FIELD NAME 

DESCRIPTION 

MANDATORY 

Warning Name 

Enter name for warning which will be displayed at the time of warning notification 

Yes 

Meter 

Select Meter Type from the Drop-down i.e. Kw units 

Yes 

Report based on 

Select the option in which the value should be reflected in the report i.e. Unit/Amount from the Drop-down 

Yes 

Send Warning At 

In the Send Warning At field, user can add the minimum and maximum ranges to receive notification when the reading goes beyond the set range 

Yes 

Warning Users 

Add users to be notified when the meter reading crosses the set range 

Yes 

 


Here a user can add multiple warning from the Add More option. 

 


     Fields are explained below:
 

FIELD NAME 

DESCRIPTION 

Asset Name 

Name of the asset will be displayed here 

Start Date 

Start Date for monitoring consumption 

End Date 

End Date for monitoring consumption 

Assignee 

Name of Assignee will be displayed 

Location 

Location of monitoring 

Send Reminder 

Time at which users will be notified through mail 

 

The icons on the top right corner of the grid can be used to Add, Edit, Delete and Export to Excel the utility activity list mentioned in the grid. 


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