The Mnogovershinnoye JSC extracts gold ore and is a subsidiary of Russdragmet LLC, the assets of which are managed by Highland Gold Mining Ltd. – one of the largest Russian companies in the gold mining industry.
Mnogovershinnoe is located 560 km north of the city of Khabarovsk and 123 km from the district center of Nikolaevsk-on-Amur. The managing company is located in Moscow. Because of the enterprise’s remoteness from the communications, pipelines, electrical and other networks and the severe climate of the Far East the cost of acquiring resources (especially diesel fuel) and transport logistics are very significant.
The tasks of the management staff are to search for cost-effective solutions and ways to rationally use energy resources; to understand which energy resources, in which volume and for which period of time are being consumed per unit of output, to plan the expenses on them with the utmost accuracy.
The enterprise operates ten boiler stations and a 110/6kV substation. The company's specialists need to know what is happening at each site, located several kilometers one from another, especially since the access to these sites is often limited in the wintertime.
Mnogovershinnoye had a system of data collection from boiler stations, built on the basis of VKT-5 heat calculators and a commercial electricity metering system based on the SET meters.
The system’s disadvantage was the lack of flexibility in configuring the software: the staff was unable to make any changes without involving the developer. The software used did not make it possible to generate reports in the forms required by staff.
In addition, there were disruptions in the software operation and data collection from the heat calculators.
To solve existing problems and expand the systems’ capabilities the customer chose the SEDMAX software.
Effect of SEDMAX introduction
- Stable software operation without failures and readjusting.
- Continuous collection of data from the set up DATD.
- Monitoring of boiler station operation in all weather conditions.
- Reducing of time spent by boiler houses.
- Simple and intuitive web-interface.
- Possibility to generate reports in the form that the company and its management need.
- Control of fuel consumption.
- Planning the volume of fuel purchases for future periods.
- Possibility to expand software functionality if necessary.
Dear Vasily Mikhailovich!
Thank you and your specialists for the quality support and additional feature development of SEDMAX software.
SEDMAX software platform running in our enterprise as a single platform for two systems: metering of energy resources (heat, steam, cold water, fuel) and commercial electricity metering.
The main task of the guaranteed collection of information for further statistics and analysis has been completed, and now we are getting all the necessary data for comparing and forecasting costs, identifying sources of unregulated consumption and potential for optimizing energy consumption.
SEDMAX showed very high performance characteristics: the possibility of remote access to the system, reporting forms, modified in accordance with our wishes, simplicity of settings, user-friendly interface that does not require special training of personnel.
The ability to connect an unlimited number of users under the same license and the ability to expand and change the system settings by ourselves without the assistance of developers or contractors were not established as mandatory requirements, but definitely reduced costs during the operation of the two systems.
The cost of SEDMAX turned out to be lower than the planned costs for purchasing software for one system, and taking into account all additional features, significantly reduces the payback period of the implementation of two automated systems.
The organization of the database was a bit complicated, but with all the necessary functionality dictated by the requirements for accounting systems, the SEDMAX software handles perfectly. Pros are much larger than we originally expected.
I wish you and all SEDMAX staff success in further development!
Head of OAiN of JSC Mnogovershinnoye