Every week H J Heinz, at their Kitt Green Wigan plant produce millions of cans of soup, pasta in tomato sauce and the nation’s favourite beans. At time of writing, the site produces two thirds of the company’s UK manufactured products.
With electrical load levels sometimes running near transformer limits it is essential that precise knowledge is constantly available to ensure production levels are maintained without problems.
Heinz’s Site Services Electrical Technician said:
“with our site-wide ATLAS energy monitoring system I can see at a glance the state of load on any of the 49 transformers around the site from my PC in my office. If there is a possibility of supply problems in a particular area, I know the situation without having to continuously tour the site and immediate action can be instigated.”
ATLAS monitors and collects period by period energy usage and present load information from any type of utility meter using data loggers strategically located around the site.
Originally installed in 1997, the initial 2 Logger system was purchased to monitor the major site distribution transformers plus the Boiler House and other main loads.
As the information provided became more and more useful the system has been expanded to monitor other areas of importance including can production lines, site air use, ventilation systems, warehousing and battery charging. The system also now provides base usage information to other management and reporting systems on our site.