Power Quality is a measure of how well a system supports reliable operation of its loads. A power disturbance or event can involve voltage, current, or frequency. Power disturbances can originate in consumer power systems, consumer loads, or the utility.
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What is a Power Disturbance?Power disturbances are defined in terms of magnitude and duration. Disturbances range from transients that last for microseconds to outages that continue for hours. When a power disturbance falls outside operating limits, equipment may be disrupted or damaged.
The Costs of Poor Power Quality Can be Significant!Lost production: Each time production is interrupted, your business loses profit on product that is not manufactured and sold.
Damaged Product: Interruptions can damage a partially complete product, causing the material to be re-run or scrapped.
Energy Cost: Electric utilities may charge penalties on poor power factor or high peak demands.
Power Quality Tools From FlukeFluke offers an extensive range of power quality test tools for troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, and long-term recording and analysis in industrial applications and utilities.
Power Quality Troubleshooters Dedicated power and power quality clamp meters for frontline troubleshooting. Single-phase and three-phase power quality analyzers for predictive maintenance, quality of service compliance testing and load studies.
Power Quality Loggers: Power loggers for characterizing power quality, conducting load studies and capturing hard-to-find voltage events over a user-defined period of time.
Power Quality Recorders: Advanced power quality recorders for capturing comprehensive details of power disturbances, trend analysis and Class-A 'quality-of-service' compliance testing over a user-defined period of time.