Recently, a system integrator asked us to provide data that would provide both speed and storage requirement comparisons between an out-of-the-box SQL database and Canary. They wanted to use this data to decide whether it would be best for customer's to deploy a Canary system, or deploy, tune, and maintain an SQL system.
Since 2008, the East West Power Renewable Corporation (EWP) has used Canary software to assist them in the remote monitoring of power generation facilities across the United States. Using more than twenty remote loggers, EWP can centralize all site data to a corporate historian, while still making data available to plant operators, supervisors, and engineers.
Smart buildings integrate major building systems onto a common network and share information and functionality between systems. Monitoring these systems will not only improve building operations but also lower overall operating costs. Thus, the implementation of smart building technologies will improve energy efficiency, enhance operational effectiveness, and most importantly, will increase tenant satisfaction.
In 2014 Gary Stern and the engineering team at Canary Labs sought to test the full capabilities of the Canary Data Historian. Published below are the complete findings from their study. As this was originally intended for use as an internal document, please excuse any grammatical or spelling errors.
Time and time again, companies who make an investment in the Canary data historian and trending software solutions see great returns on their investment. An independent oil and natural gas company made a $22,500 investment in the Canary data historian and Axiom trending and analytic software and saved over $250,000 through monitoring and improving the efficiency of their equipment.
Fabricated Oil Company (FOC), anonymity requested, uses Canary's process historian and trending analysis software solutions to collect, store, and monitor time series process data in fourteen of their data vans throughout various oil plays in the United States.
Canary software is being used by a major cheese producer and re-packer (privacy requested) in Wisconsin, and has been successfully implemented to assist the production process. Canary's data historian and Axiom software is being used to monitor and provide trending solutions for all data sensors in the plant, including temperatures, pressures, utilities, and production numbers.