Optimisation of battery fleet operations through AMC monitoring

Agenda for
5-9 September
2022

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Andrea Brincat
Executive Research and Development Engineer, Abertax Technologies Limited
Battery Monitoring Systems (BMS) for Lead Acid batteries have been around for several years. Tirelessly gathering important information from battery measurements, BMS give a detailed picture of the state of the battery. The Abertax BMS and e2BMS monitoring systems can identify battery abuse in terms of temperature limits, watering intervals, depth of discharge, voltage imbalances and, by means of algorithms, use the sensor data to estimate remaining battery life under the current conditions.

Traditionally, such monitoring systems have relied on the use of PC-connected-dongles and a PC-software package to download and process the data. Nowadays, however, users expect to have data collected automatically and require access to this data at any time, from anywhere.

An online cloud-based system is one of the most widely adopted solutions for this, however this requires a persistent internet connection. To meet all possible solutions, Abertax developed the AMC, the Abertax Master Control system. The AMC is a hardware device combined with powerful software modules that allow multiple configurations, resulting in a flexible system guaranteed to meet any practical scenario. It regularly monitors all devices from one on-site location, such as a warehouse, and allows remote viewing of the collected data over Internet or over your own internal company network. In larger buildings, or across multiple sites, data can be passed on to the AMC via the company's own network.

Consolidated reports of the condition of all batteries used in the company are also possible. With this extended overview, significant improvements can be made to create budgets, plan service calls and schedule maintenance operations to ensure your batteries operate under optimum conditions and reward you with maximum return on investment.

Bio

Andrea Brincat obtained his bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering in 1998 and his master’s degree in engineering in 2018, both from the University Of Malta. He has over 20 years’ experience as an electronic product designer and research director and has developed numerous products for clients in various market sectors. He has also worked on two occasions as a research engineer with the University of Malta. He has co-authored several research papers in quantum electronics, wireless body-area networks, and smart energy solutions. He is currently employed within the R&D department at Abertax® where his research focus is on battery management systems and innovative electronic products related to alternative energy and smart homes. He is also a member of the Abertax executive board.