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COPA-DATA’s zenon software meets TÜV SÜD requirements for certified energy data management

Published 03 September 2013 | By COPA-DATA

The certification body of TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH has recently confirmed that the reporting and HMI/SCADA software zenon from COPA-DATA meets the defined requirements of the TÜV SÜD "Certified Energy Data Management" standard. The software therefore meets important criteria set out by the international energy standard ISO 50001.

The objective of energy management in accordance with ISO 50001 is the continuous improvement of the energy-related performance of a company. The standard supports production teams in manufacturing companies in creating the underlying conditions for this improvement process using the PDCA cycle. Here, P stands for "Plan", D for "Do", C for "Check" and A for "Act".

ISO 50001 compliant

COPA-DATA certificateFor successful certification, a range of specific system properties, such as virtual meter points, energy consumption trends, the determination of limit values, warnings in the event of breaches, the creation of key performance indicators, and the generation of energy reports must be met. To this end, the experts from TÜV SÜD carried out a precise evaluation of the zenon software in accordance with TÜV SÜD criteria at the premises of the developers. In addition, implementation of the Energy Data Management System with zenon in a real industrial environment was an important requirement for certification. The issue of the certificate confirms that zenon meets the TÜV SÜD requirements and the corresponding support for companies as defined in Chapter 4.6.1. of ISO 50001.

Emilian Axinia, Industry Manager Food & Beverage and the person in charge of the certification process at COPA-DATA, sums up: "This certification by TÜV SÜD is, for us, a valuable further confirmation that the openness, flexibility and functionality of the zenon Product Family are ideal for the implementation of an Energy Data Management System in any industrial company. We are pleased to be able to contribute to sustainability, environmental protection and the reduction of energy costs in the whole production process this way."