Viewing Your Data

Quickly understand your utility consumption patterns.
Written by Josh Springfeld
Updated 7 months ago

Intro

Once logged into the Portal, you can begin to view and understand your utility data with the click of a few buttons.

The SUMS Portal has been designed to be simple and intuitive, while also allowing you to dive deep into your utility consumption to gain further insights into usage patterns and irregularities.

Selecting Meter Data

You can select to preview which meter data you'd like to view in the "Meter Selection" panel to the right of the dashboard.

Individual meters are placed within their division, and by clicking on the division selection circle to the right of the name, all meters within the division will be selected. Alternatively, you can view the individual meters by clicking on the arrow to the left of the division name, and selecting specific meters you'd like to view.

Filtering the Meter Selection

You can filter the meters in the selection panel by clicking "filter". Here, you can select the records you'd like to filter by from the meter's "Main Meter", "Meter Type", and "Unit Type".

Once a filter has been applied, the "filter" button will appear green. To clear the filters, you can click "Clear All".

Search Meter

By typing a keyword into the "Search Meters" section, the meters will filter by their "Meter Name".

Select All & Clear All

The "Select All" button will automatically select all meters that are currently in the meter selection panel. This means, if you have a filter applied, it will only select those meters seen.

The "Clear All" button will automatically deselect all meters.

Changing Chart Types

The chart type can be changed by clicking the first dropdown above the chart. Here, you can select "Line Series", "Spline Series", "Stacked Column Series", or "Column Series".

Line Series

This is a regular line chart, where each plot is connected by a straight line. This chart is useful when observing data from a single or low amount of meters, particularly in 15min intervals.

Spline Series

A spline chart is similar to a line chart, however, each plot is connected by a curved line.

Column Series

This is a regular column series, where each plot is displayed with a column rather than a line. This chart is often used when comparing larger Graph Intervals, such as monthly intervals.

Stacked Column Series

In a stacked column chart, each meter in a single time interval is stacked on top of the other. This chart is useful when looking at the total data from a site or group of meters.

Changing Graph Units

The graph units can be changed by clicking the second dropdown box above the chart. Units that you can select are dependant on which utility you have selected, and which graph interval is selected.

Water Units

Flow rates are only available which the graph interval is in hourly or 15-minute intervals. Flow rate units include; L/ 15 Minutes, L/ Minute, L/ Second, kL/ Hour.

Consumption values are always available and include Litres and Kilolitres.

Electricity Units

Electricity meter data can be viewed in either kWh or kW. Kilowatt Hours (kWh) is representative of the total energy consumed, whereas kiloWatts (kW) is representative of how much energy is being used.

Gas Units

Gas meter data can be viewed in either meter cubed (m3) or megajoules.

Generally, loggers will monitor gas meters in m3 units. The conversion to megajoules is Meters Cubed * Heating Value * Pressure Factor or mJ = m3 * HV * PF. Both the heating value and pressure factor can be configured in the admin portal.

Changing Chart Intervals

The intervals of the chart can be changed by clicking the third button above the chart. By doing so, each plot in the chart will reflect the interval selected.

You will always be able to select Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or Yearly intervals. On top of these, when the time period is lower than 31 days, hourly intervals will also be available, and when the time period is lower than 7 days, 15-Min will be available.

Changing Time Selection

The time period of the chart can be changed by clicking either the fourth dropdown box above the chart or the time and date in the statistics module at the top of the dashboard.

Here, you can select a number of common preset times (such as the last 7 days) or select a custom period by picking the "From" and "To" dates and times. Once you click "Apply" the chart will reflect the chosen period.

Previous and Next Dates

The "Previous Dates" and "Next Dates" buttons can be found to the left and right of the chart respectively.

If you are currently viewing a custom time range, when you click the "Previous Dates" button, the chart period will move backward by the number of total days within the current period selected. If, however, you are viewing a preset time range, when you click the button, the chart period will move backward relevant to what was selected. For example, when "Last Month" is selected and the "Previous Dates" button is clicked, the chart period will be the previous month.

Similarly, when you click the "Next Dates" button, the chart period will move forward in time.

Combining Meters

The "Combine Meters" button will merge all selected meters and display them as one on the chart. This is useful when you need to obverse all data at a selected site, without the need for specific meter usage.

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