Power Monitoring

Power monitoring sensors measure factors including current, voltage and frequency, providing crucial insights for freezers, chillers, conveyors and other equipment.

Monitoring electrical parameters such as current and distortion reveals how the machinery or equipment is performing. For example:

  • A baseline current or load at a critical pump
    is trending dangerously close to the motor’s
    maximum current rating.
  • The total power at an induction furnace
    appears to be fluctuating abnormally during a
    recurring cycle.
  • How frequently does a submersible or
    hydraulic pump cycle on/off to maintain flow
    or pressures?

Advanced power monitoring instruments like three-phase power monitors equipped with condition monitoring software connect to mobile and desktop applications via wireless networks. This allows maintenance and reliability teams to monitor measurement data as it is aggregated. Graphs are available to show the trends and fluctuations of the measurements during the monitoring period, and optional alarm settings notify users immediately when measurement values fall below or exceed preconfigured thresholds

Benefits of power monitoring

Troubleshooting with power monitoring technology enables maintenance and reliability teams to identify potential issues before it’s too late to take corrective action.

When applying remote power monitoring to an existing or new predictive maintenance program, teams can trend data to reveal conditions that lead to failure, avoid unnecessary repairs and the costs of replacement parts and reduce downtime. Power monitors have many additional key benefits, including:

Power savings

Enhanced safety

Reduced troubleshooting time

Better customer service

New revenue sources

Enhanced reputation

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