January 27, 2021

Socomec Unveils Latest Technological Energy Efficiency Innovation of DIRIS Digiware & BCMS 720 in India

In front of its prestigious customers and valuable partners Socomec BCMS 720launched Diris Digiware the solution that sparks a revolution in electrical measurement and Diris BCMS (Branch Circuit Monitoring System) 720 the new robust and compact measuring unit for monitoring up to 72 single-phase branch circuits.

Twenty years after shaking up the electrical measurement market with the DIRIS system, the first multi-measurement solution, SOCOMEC is once again leading the way with its latest technological innovation: DIRIS Digiware, a totally modular and flexible energy measurement and monitoring system.

What is DIRIS Digiware?

A simple solution for building a modular measurement system. The system comprises as a minimum a display unit, a voltage measurement module, multiple current measurement modules and current sensors.

More precisely, the DIRIS Digiware modular system is based on:

  •  A centralised display and a single voltage measuring point for the entire system: DIRIS Digiware offers an effective function-sharing capability.
  •  Current measurement modules that are interconnected via the Digiware bus (RJ45 cables) for measuring energy consumption at the closest point to the actual loads. Each module can monitor one or more circuits via the current sensors by means of independent current inputs (3, 4 or 6 depending on the modules). With 3 inputs, a current module can monitor a three-phase circuit or 3 single-phase circuits.

DIRIS Digiware 1These four elements constitute the heart of the system. For applications without local display, the DIRIS Digiware C-31 system interface centralises all of the system’s data. The data from the Digiware modules and remote units is centralised on one or more DIRIS G communication gateways. Each gateway includes a WEBVIEW web server for monitoring electrical parameters in real time and for analysing energy consumption data.

An optional touch-screen tablet completes the system. It can be panel-mounted and is connected by Wi-Fi (via a router) for providing information to energy management software.

For remote monitoring points, the user can also use the DIRIS B-30 measurement units with wireless or RS485 communication.

Advanced technology … made easy

The apparent simplicity of the concept is the result of SOCOMEC’s expertise in electrical measurement and communication technologies, as well a clear vision of what the measurement systems of tomorrow should be: accurate, flexible, multi-circuit, plug & play and cost-effective.

Concrete benefits

For contractors and panel builders:

  • DIRIS Digiware is a plug & play solution: its RJ45 and RJ12 connections means that the modules can be very quickly integrated, as well as enabling the automatic configuration of the connected current sensors.
  • DIRIS Digiware is above all a very cost-effective solution: implementation in a quarter of the time normally required, the compact design of the modules frees up more space in electrical equipment cabinets, and the common voltage measurement, display and communication functions offer up to 30% savings compared to existing metering technology.

For end-users:

  • The accuracy of the system over a wide range of loads means it has unequalled precision in terms of energy measurements, thereby optimising any energy efficiency initiatives.
  • DIRIS Digiware enables the identification of major loads and constantly monitors multiple electrical parameters for any anomalies. With its capacity to keep a check on the quality of electrical energy, the system can more easily anticipate network malfunctions.
  • DIRIS Digiware is extremely flexible and is suited to the most space-constrained installations. The system can be easily retro-fitted in an existing facility thanks to the split-core current sensor options.

BCMS 720

To meet energy continuity requirements in critical buildings (data centers), SOCOMEC offers a new measuring unit for monitoring up to 72 single-phase branch circuits. The compact case fits in all types of power distribution units (PDU) installed in proximity to servers. It can easily be used in new or existing installations and interfaces with all supervision systems.

Special features

In addition to monitoring the current, energy and power on up to 72 single-phase branch circuits, the unit can measure an extra 2 main incomers – and all in just one single device to save even more space. The DIRIS BCMS 720 unit helps improve the energy efficiency of critical buildings by providing the following: maximising energy availability, allocating energy consumption, optimisation of the data center’s power resources and reducing energy bills. With its compact design and connection options (split-core current transformers and any combination of 6 and 9 CT strips of 18mm pitch, the DIRIS BCMS 720 is easily integrated in PDUs whether in new facilities or renovation projects.

Additional functions

The DIRIS BCMS 720 system provides key functions in multi-measurement and metering, alarms management and communication. Equipped with MODBUS or SNMP, the system easily interfaces with any energy power management and monitoring software (EMS / PMS). The device measures current, power, power factor as well as metering energy consumption on all branch circuits and mains incomers. It can also measure the voltage and frequency on one or two mains incomers. Alarms can easily be configured by the user to cover events such as overcurrent, over / undervoltage, 0 current, etc.
Compliance with standards

DIRIS Digiware measurement accuracy is in accordance with standard IEC 61557-12: class 0.5 for the global measurement chain from 2 to 120% of nominal current (with TE current sensors).

The DIRIS BCMS 720 system complies with standard IEC 60950-1 (concerning the safety of information technology equipment).
Key points:

DIRIS Digiware

– An innovative measurement system that is accurate, flexible, multi-circuit, plug & play and cost-effective

– Concrete benefits for installers, panel builders and end-users

– Drastic reduction in installation and commissioning time

– Up to 30% cost savings vs existing technology

BCMS 720

– Compact and ergonomic product

– Robust and secure case

– High level of accuracy

– Easy to install

– Advanced functions: multi-measurements, metering, alarms for electrical faults, RS485 MODBUS or Ethernet SNMP communication, 4 digital inputs

Speaking on the launch Mr. Olivier TREMOUILLE, Managing Director, Socomec Innovative Power Solutions said, “our customers can benefit up to 30% cost saving from the conventional technology by adapting DIRIS Digiware technology. BCMS 720 that will help to reduce the cost and improve the energy efficiency of critical applications. In continuation with our philosophy of bringing innovative solutions to the Indian market, we are proud to offer these new solutions that benefit our customers by and large”.