AMPS provides support to specifiers, engineers, contractors, and electricians offering a full range of products and services. Not one meter manufacture has the solution for every applications and so several brands are available. Meter equipment used for commercial & industrial applications include Quadlogic Controls, Leviton, EATON, Landis & Gyr, Square-D, American Meter, Master Meter, Neptune, Badger, ONICON and others. Metering systems can be electric, water, gas, BTU, or a combination thereof.
AMPS offers the system installation (affiliated group), start-up & commissioning, remote diagnostics, and reading & billing services if required.
Commercial & industrial sub-metering applications:
- Tenant Billing
- OSHPD Reporting
- Load Tests
- Allocate Department Costs
- Monitor Critical Processes
- Load Profiling
- Threshold Alarms
A hospital will typically meter Automatic Transfer Switches to be able to report to OSHPD, a state requirement. Additionally, when adding new loads, a report can be quickly generated that shows 3, 7, or 30 Days of 15-minute Demand, a requirement of Los Angeles, Building & Safety, and most other cities.
There are some facilities that have the tenants individually metered by the local utility. However, the building’s air conditioning is a Central Plant. Electrical sub-metering in conjunction with BTU metering can allocate the proportionate costs per tenant by using the metering values, tenant square footage, and other calculations.
AMPS specializes in studio production metering. The Reading & Billing Division, remotely collects the metering data and creates bills based on stage rental. Tenant billing dates coincide with stage rental dates and bills are generated weekly, or monthly as required.
In new facilities, electric meters can be part of the switchgear design. Buckets are integrated into the switchgear with the meter faceplate framed into the switchgear cover. In retrofit designs, the meters are installed on the side of the switchgear, or on an adjacent wall.