Power monitoring

Gain crucial insights into freezers, chillers, conveyors and other machinery by installing power monitoring sensors to measure current, voltage, frequency, distortion, power factor and more.

A Fluke 3540 FC Three-Phase Power Monitor in use.

Monitoring electrical paramters reveals how the machinery 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?

Connect advanced power monitoring instruments to condition monitoring software to automatically aggregate data over wireless networks. Maintenance and reliability teams can monitor measurements on mobile or desktop applications. Trend or graph measurements to show fluctuations during the monitoring period. Some condition monitoring software can also send alarms to users when assets exceed or fall below preconfigured or user-set parameters.

Asset data shown on a desktop web application.
An image of the Fluke 3540 FC Three-Phase Power Monitor.
Real-time asset data viewed on a mobile smart device.

Benefits of power monitoring

Enable your maintenance and reliability teams to take corrective action earlier by installing power monitoring technologies. Troubleshooting with a three-phase power monitor, or other wireless sensors, allows teams to identify potential issues before it’s too late.

Remote power monitoring can be applied to existing or new predictive maintenance programs, giving teams access to the data they need. Trend measurements to reveal conditions that lead to failure, avoid unnecessary repairs by knowing exactly when to fix equipment, and decrease the costs of replacement parts. All these actions reduce downtime and maintenance spend. Other key benefits of power monitoring include:

Power savings

Enhanced safety

Reduced troubleshooting time

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