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TNB Tariff Audit

One Alpha Electrical are one of a tiny handful of electrical engineering companies in the country that have the qualifications, experience and the necessary degree of professional credibility that comes from nearly 4 decades in the business, to have the ear of those that matter. Thus, we are one of a few companies that can successfully offer our increasingly popular TNB Tariff Audit service. This is a service that saves many of our client¡¯s many thousands of dollars a month on their TNB Bill. Here¡¯s how it works. Our experience is that many of our client businesses are paying for their electricity under the wrong Tariff code. Simply put, they are paying too much for their power, month after month, because the Tariff code is too high. Let¡¯s imagine that this is your company. Step one is to supply us with a copy of your latest TNB Bill. From this, we can usually identify whether there may be some possibility that your current Tariff is too high. We may need to do some additional testing at your premises to establish the accuracy of your current Tariff code, but the Bill is often enough to know whether it is too high. Suprisingly commonly, it is. We have a very long track record with TNB. We know them, and they know One Alpha for what we are – honest, diligent, hard-working and serious. They know that we will not waste their time, and we respect their time and professionalism in return. If your Tariff is too high, we can generally convince them to reduce it, on your behalf. Notice, all you¡¯ve done so far is hand over a copy of your TNB Bill – you¡¯ve spent nothing, you haven¡¯t had to try to negotiate with TNB yourself, nothing. We¡¯ve done it all. Okay, so we negotiate with TNB for you and in all likelihood, we get your Tariff reduced, saving you thousands of dollars a month (see our testimonials page for proof). We take an agreed percentage of these saving for a fixed period of time as our fee, and you pocket the rest. Simple as that. As you can see, this really is a completely risk-free process for you. You only pay One Alpha a fee if you ¡®win¡¯! Even if you don¡¯t, you at least have the satisfaction and ¡®kudos¡¯ of knowing that you did a thoroughly professional job by ensuring your costs are as low as they can be! Although we say so ourselves, this is a service that every business in the country should investigate. After all, it¡¯s not easy to slash business costs with no initial outlay, right? To do so, call or use either form on this page to get the ball rolling¡­ read more
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Energy Management Systems

Energy Management Systems

In terms of cost effective energy management, the bigger the resource - factory, shopping mall, even a miltary base - you are looking at, the more money can be saved. You could literally be sitting on the proverbial goldmine of potential energy savings right now, and we are the energy management systems experts who will point you in the right direction! Contact us to find out more right now ... read more
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Core Concepts of Energy Management

Core Concepts of Energy Management

Energy management in any business scenario is all about increasing or improving energy efficiency. This is, in turn, a partially a technical pursuit but one with a marked grounding in science. Equally, although there are some aspects that are undeniably highly specialized, the essential science should be familiar to most readers (even if it is only vaguely) from their school days. Thus, when regulations specify that an energy manager is suitably qualified, this most likely means that a simple grasp of physics and chemistry would be expected. This article looks at some of the fundamental scientific concepts needed for the job, and the basic specific topics that may be helpful.   Energy and power   Energy can be defined as ¡®electricity, fuel, steam, heat, compressed air and other like media¡¯. Your physics teacher probably defined it more properly as ¡®capacity to do work¡¯ but our real-world definition is better suited to our purposes. When we buy or use the energy it may be billed or reported in a variety of units of measurement, but all have their equivalents in kilowatt hours (kWh) which is how most practitioners commonly express energy consumption.   ¡®Power¡¯ has a quite specific meaning: it is the rate at which energy is delivered, commonly expressed in watts (W) or kilowatts (kW), although horsepower (HP) will also come to mind in some contexts. Because both are measures of power, there is a conversion factor between the two: 1 HP is equal to 0.746 kW. The energy used by a piece of equipment running at a fixed power for a certain time is the time multiplied by the power. A 3 kW heater running for two hours will use 3 ¡Á 2 = 6 kWh. A 55 HP diesel engine running flat out for two hours will deliver 55 ¡Á 0.746 ¡Á 2 = 82.06 kWh and so on.    Power factor   In an electrical circuit, power is calculated by multiplying voltage and current together. In the case of mains power, where the current alternates, this relationship holds true at any given instant, so the instantaneous power will vary as the voltage and current continuously vary through the cycle. However, in order to deliver the maximum useful power, the current and voltage must be exactly in step. If they are not – for example, if the load characteristics make the current waveform lag slightly behind the voltage waveform – then throughout the cycle, either the voltage will coincide with a current that is less than it would have been or the current coincides with a voltage that is lower than it would have been had they been in step. Indeed, there will be four occasions in each cycle when the instantaneous power is zero (two when the current is zero, and two when the voltage is zero). The result: less power will be developed for a given current. The power factor is the ratio between delivered useful power and what it would have been with perfect synchronization of current and voltage. Poor power factor means that a higher-than-necessary current must be drawn in order to deliver the required useful power. This increases the load on the supply cables and switchgear, increases line losses and (depending on the tariff) can impose higher supply-capacity and maximum-demand charges.   Efficiency   This is another word that has quite a narrow meaning in the context of energy management, where it refers to the ratio between useful energy output and energy input. Examples might be the useful heat output from a boiler divided by the amount of fuel put in; or the work done by a car engine relative to diesel consumed. Take the earlier example of the engine which delivered 82.06 kWh over two hours. If it used 25 litres of fuel in the process, how efficient was it? From appropriate conversion tables, we see that 25 litres of diesel contain 25 ¡Á 10.6 = 265 kWh. So the efficiency of the engine was 82.06 / 265 = 30.9 %.   In common parlance ¡®efficiency¡¯ is often used interchangeably with ¡®efficacy¡¯ or ¡®effectiveness¡¯. If the occupants of a building tell you its heating system is efficient, they usually mean that it keeps them warm, not that the boilers are well-tuned and properly controlled to minimize standing losses. Beware also when promoting ¡®efficiency savings¡¯ as this term has connotations of downsizing and redundancies.   Energy balance    Most people talk about ¡®consuming¡¯ energy (be it in the form of gas, oil, electricity, heat, compressed air or steam) but purists would argue that we don¡¯t consume energy, we merely convert it from one form to another. Nobody seriously argues that we stop using the term ¡®consume¡¯ but the point about conversion is important in a way. In the engine example, we used 265 kWh of chemical energy in the diesel fuel to generate about 82 kWh of useful mechanical work. But as energy cannot be destroyed, where did the missing 183 kWh go? It came out as heat in the exhaust and cooling system. There is an overall balance between what goes in and what comes out.    Heat and temperature   Heat is one key manifestation of energy. A flow of heat can be expressed in energy units (such as kWh). You can meter, buy, or use a quantity of it. The engine in the earlier example produced it by converting chemical fuel energy. Ten tonnes of steel at 300 ¡ãC contains twice as much heat as five tonnes at 300 ¡ãC. Temperature, by contrast, is just a measure of how hot something is. You cannot buy or use temperature; it is not a form of energy. You can see how different heat and temperature are if you think about taking some ice from the freezer and adding heat to it.    At first, starting from a temperature of −15 ¡ãC (for example), its temperature rises as it absorbs the heat. When it reaches melting point, it continues to absorb heat as it turns to water. During this process, its temperature stays constant at 0 ¡ãC but its heat content continues increasing (if you completely stop adding heat, the ice water mix does not change).    Once it is all melted, the liquid water continues to absorb heat and its temperature starts climbing again until it reaches the boiling point, whereupon the temperature again stops rising while the water evaporates. Only when there is no more liquid left can the water, now as vapour, start to increase in temperature (and become what is called ¡®superheated¡¯). With a few odd exceptions that don¡¯t go through a liquid phase, as you add heat to any solid its temperature rises unevenly, remaining on a plateau while it is melting or vaporizing before following the same trajectory back down as it first condenses to a liquid and then solidifies when heat is removed from it.    Common physical manifestations of this are:   a) Your drink with ice in it starts to warm abruptly once all the ice has melted or; b) Boiling a pan of water rapidly does not raise its temperature.   One tricky point you will need to know. When engineers and scientists talk about temperature differences they use a unit of measurement called a kelvin represented by a capital K. One kelvin is numerically equal to a one-degree difference between two temperatures in Celsius (centigrade degree in the old usage); when it is 19 ¡ãC indoors and 5 ¡ãC outside, the temperature difference is 14 K.   So, there you have it. Many of the key elements or concepts, things that an energy manager needs to think about and be aware of, summarised as in the proverbial nutshell. There will be more like this on our brand new energy manager site that is to be launched (and will be linked to from here) in the very near future. Stay tuned! read more
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Nov 9, 2018 at 02:49 pm —

Energy Wastage Gone Crazy!

At the One Alpha Group, we can't say with any definite certainty that we 101% know everything there is to know about energy efficiency and energy management, although we'd be willing to hazard a humbly non-boastful guess that our ideas might be better than most. This, however, is an outstanding example of how not to manage energy efficiently. Will you tell them or shall I?
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Why Energy Management Pays Huge Dividends ...

Why Energy Management Pays Huge Dividends ...

Efficient Energy Management Services Explained ... On the most profound level imaginable, effective energy management is no longer an optional extra or an element of business efficiency that you can afford to 'get around to' when you have a moment. Sadly, effective energy management - just like any other single element of running your business to the best of your ability (and therefore maximum profitability) is not going to wait until you get around to it. On the contrary, a single second of unnecessary delay has the potential to kill your business as completely as if someone broke in and stole every penny you have ever had. It can stop you dead in the water so effectively that you never, ever quite get moving again, stranded on the rocks of business wastage for perpetuity. Don't believe me? Think I'm 'over-the-top' exaggerating? Well, close your eyes and try to imagine this scenario ... You know that the wiring in your factory or building is overloaded and out-of-date, pensionable, almost medieval, but you are also responsible for 'economising' whenever and however you can. So, you chance to leave things as they are, even though you know that doing so constitutes an increased risk in many more ways than one. You choose to keep the lines moving and the lights burning, even though you know better than anyone that doing so becomes an ever more imminent hazard. Guess what? A clue - no-one's luck lasts forever! One day, it will fail, and the lights will go out and the lines will stop and then where are you? Note. You. You took the decision with the best intentions but now, my friend, you are an outcast, public enemy #1. You are just about to reap the results of your inaction - most likely, by carrying the can on your own. First, it was your decision - yeah, okay, taken for all the most laudable reasons, but your decision nevertheless - so you ultimately shoulder the blame. But, secondly and much more critically, everything grinds to a halt, for who knows how long? So, what happens now? Let's imagine a few different scenarios here, because - trust me - none end up with you as a hero (ironically, as that was exactly what you thought you were being)! Say you are in a perishable goods business; well, your stuff has just started to perish. Thousands of dollars of destroyed stock that can literally be washed down the toilet pan tomorrow. Maybe you are in a competitive, cut-throat business like a car or furniture or carpet or any other kind of manufacture? Well, you just threw open a window through which your competitors can race away into the blurriest distance as they keep going while you cannot, and you have absolutely no chance of closing the gap anytime soon. Need I go on pointing out the painfully obvious? The truth is, no matter what your business is, you will lose money if you suffer energy management 'glitches'. Thus, managing your energy usage, effectiveness and efficiency is not an optional extra in such a cut-throat, dog-eat-dog modern business world. It is not a 'get around to it when I have a moment' decision that you can ignore with any realistic expectation of peace of mind. Instead, it is something that must be dealt with immediately! Effective energy management is a critical element of each and every modern business and will become increasingly fundamental for however you make your money in the coming years and decades. Now more than ever before, energy management has ceased to be a passive, 'sit on the sidelines and wait' game! Instead, it is about being proactive, taking action in anticipation of problems arising, moving early and decisively to make sure the worst never happens with you potentially sitting atop a flame of blame! One Alpha staff are vastly experienced energy managers, armed with the latest electronic diagnostic technology and fully qualified to use it! Furthermore, we are officially recognised qualified and approved energy managers, certified by Suruhanjaya Tenaga (Malaysian Government Energy Commission) to provide registered electrical management services within the terms of the Efficient Management of Electrical Energy Regulations (2008). Energy efficiency, saving you money whilst preserving your safety will always be the ultimate goal of our efforts to reduce the amount of energy required to power your business, providing a clear benefit in both financial and ecological terms. Our Certified Energy Efficiency Consultants are primed, waiting and keen to help your business achieve these aims. All it takes is just one telephone call, SMS or carrier pigeon! In addition, we make it our goal to provide a wide range of energy saving proposals for our Clients to consider maximizing Energy Efficiency: Energy efficiency audits, analysis and solutions - TNB bill analysis (we will study your last 12 months TNB Bill, and give you a detailed report, with graphs, and our recommendations on how to reduce your monthly electricity bill). Training for your technicians on electrical safety & energy efficiency and more¡­ For testimonial letters regarding past energy management projects from satisfied clients, please visit our testimonials page at https://www.onealphagroup.com/index.php?ws=pages&pages_id=10533. To know more and/or to arrange a no-commitment initial consultation, call us on +603-7610 4543, SMS or email us. We'll spare no energy in responding as quickly as we possibly can ... read more
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M&E Engineering For Business Expansion

M&E Engineering For Business Expansion

The One Alpha Group has several individual companies under the same 'banner', all with a specific focus on an element of the electrical engineering world. In this article, I'll consider and highlight the purposes and methods of One Alpha M&E, and in particular, how the services of such a qualified, professional M&E engineering practice can help to boost your business. An M&E engineer is an expert in mechanical and electrical engineering. In some parts of the world, M&E engineers have 'morphed" into an MEP variant, a title that means that they officially include plumbing in the work they do. The terminology has not spread to South East Asia yet, although water management is an important element of the work One Alpha M&E regularly tackle. Different title, broadly the same job description. So, what is this job? What does a professional M&E engineering practice do, and what is their prime focus? M&E engineers are experts in designing systems that make the interior of buildings as suitable as possible for the occupation of human beings. They design the systems, then arrange and supervise the installation to ensure that it fully satisfies the primary requirements of the particular situation. After the initial system installation, regular servicing and maintenance care are needed and these are also services that One Alpha M&E provide. The engineers from a qualified M&E engineering practice like ours have to wear many 'different hats' sometime, but the majority of the work can be distilled into just two scenarios: When a new construction project is on the drawing board, the M&E experts must make sure that all energy-related building systems are designed and installed correctly; With existing buildings, the job of the M&E specialist is to identify weak spots and faults, subsequently suggesting steps that can be taken to remedy the situation to improve performance. So, how can this help boost your business? To begin with, engaging the services of an M&E engineering practice such as One Alpha M&E should never be considered to be a cost. Instead, view it as an investment, as a relatively modest outlay for getting the job done properly in the first place or for upgrading your present business premises to the latest specifications that will be returned to you many times over the months and years. In both cases, as an example, working with an M&E engineer allows you to enjoy significantly lower operating costs alongside improved productivity prompted by enhanced working conditions. Alongside this, there are psychological and workforce satisfaction benefits too, as your employees can clearly recognise that you are making their workplace as attractive and amenable as possible. Depending on the nature of your business, energy efficiency might be an attractive 'sales point' too. This would be particularly true if, for example, you are building or renovating business premises for rental, as these are definitely features that a modern, forward-thinking business tenant would welcome and perhaps be willing to pay more for. Engaging an M&E specialist as part of a project team tasked with constructing a high-performance, energy-efficient building from scratch is the most cost-effective and efficient strategy, and provide significant benefits throughout the whole lifecycle of the building. This also ensures appropriate building code compliance, which is very important as a building that needs much expensive modification to comply is instantly significantly less cost-effective. As for older buildings, they suffer over the years and gradually their quality and performance deteriorate, ultimately guaranteeing less efficiency and higher costs. The quality and durability of all the equipment in that building gradually decreases and as that happens, the price of maintenance and/or replacement rises accordingly. A visit from a qualified M&E Engineer can help reduce or remove the problem entirely as they help identify the trouble and recommend solutions. Furthermore, as technology becomes ever more dependable, efficient and cost-effective to harness, older electronic and electrical equipment and fittings may well have had their day, or you may be spending way to much to keep the equipment you use going. Once again, a visit from one of our professional M&E Engineers helps you to isolate, identify and solve the problem. So, new building project or old building headache, engaging professional M&E Engineers should be one of your very first priorities if you want maximum business efficiency and cost-effectiveness from this point on. To find out more about what One Alpha M&E can contribute to your project or predicament, why not call us today on +60.3.7610.4543. One last thing. Of course, anyone can claim expertise nowadays. So, for actual proof of our M&E wizardry, take a look at this presentation on the efficiency of water-cooling systems recently prepared for a client by our chief M&E Engineeer, Ir. Andy Goh.           read more
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