Page 2wide range of electrical, energy and power parameters on all three power phases. Theseparameters -- including voltage and current by phase, along with power factor and phase angle --give great insight into the health and function of the transformer when evaluated on an ongoingbasis.
This example of power distribution failure represents a hidden risk known to the many largeelectrical power consumers who own and maintain their own high- and medium-voltagetransformers and power-switching equipment. This type of equipment is often overlooked in the riskmitigation process due to its low- or non-existent maintenance requirements and lack of visibleinteraction with facility personnel and site process.Water and wastewater treatment facilities are particularly sensitive to unplanned power interruptiondue to the continuous need for large power draw and importance of providing their service to thecommunity uninterrupted. Monitoring the output of these large, expensive assets with inductivemeters can mitigate substantial risks by providing notification of the need for preventativemaintenance and insight to pending equipment failure.
Knowledge of Operational Load Parameters is Key
Inductive meters have the capability of providing continuous data monitoring of fundamental powerquality information. Real-time monitoring and alerts of critical transformer operational parametersare
key to protecting these large electrical assets. PredictEnergy’s™
advanced monitoring andanalytics have exceptional accuracy over a wide range of parameters to provide conditionedobservations of these critical electrical components. Most important to observe are: (1) line andphase parameters for comparison, and (2) power-factor and load condition parameters. Here areexamples of each category:
Line voltage, power, energy, and current
Phase level voltage, power, and current
TemperaturesThe combination of the level of data granularity and the capability of the PredictEnergy
softwareanalysis creates a powerful, extendable environment with analytic tools to support electricaldistribution asset management and risk management.
Providing Visibility and Early Warning
Beyond the detailed visibility provided by the inductive meter, a complete set of alarms and alerts
enhances the facility maintenance team’s understanding of the asset’s conditions, especi
ally asrelated to the current energy environment, and in relation to other critical energy components andsources. Alarms identify out-of-tolerance data parameters. The alarm levels and settings arecustomizable by the user allowing filtering of false indications.