A manufacturer of portable electronic test and measurement equipment announces the availability of the Fluke 430 Series II Three Phase Power Analyzers. The tools use a patented algorithm to measure energy wasted by power quality issues and quantify its cost. By providing ROI data needed to justify power-quality improvements, the 430 Series II helps facilities reduce electrical-power consumption and improve the performance and lifespan of electro-mechanical equipment.
- Energy monetization — calculate the fiscal cost of energy waste due to poor power quality.
- Energy assessment — quantify before and after installation improvements in energy consumption to justify energy saving devices.
- PowerWave data capture — capture fast RMS values to see ewaveform so you can determine how the voltage, current and frequency values are interacting
- Power inverter efficiency — assess power inverter efficiency
- Frontline troubleshooting —diagnose problems on-screen
- Predictive maintenance — detect and prevent power quality issues before they cause downtime
- Long-term analysis — uncover hard-to-find or intermittent issues
- Load studies — verify electrical system capacity before adding loads
The updated 430 Series II models have up to 32 GB (8 GB standard) memory, a swappable SD memory card, and USB connectivity for longer power and energy logging, and faster data download. Screen quality and battery life are improved while the accompanying software gives users more options to analyze power quality and power consumption.
The units comply with IEC 61000-4-30 Class-A. Each can monitor systems with up to ten power quality parameters on one screen and can record up to 150 parameters on four phases simultaneously, in accordance with the EN50160 standard, and are safety rated 600 V CAT IV/1000 V CAT III.
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We have acquired and have been using the 430SERIESII Fluke power quality meter in many of our power quality studies.
As the article highlights, the device is very useful in determining the effectiveness or behaviour of variable speed drives. A nice feature is the ability to accurately measure a load’s displacement power factor, providing useful insight into the drive’s efficiency.
In today’s environment, Energy efficiency is no more a nice to have, but a must have.
Paul Dvorak says
Thanks for sharing your experience, Sarelma.