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8508A Reference Multimeter

By Fluke Australia

Fluke Australia - Fast and accurate power quality measurement, analysis and testing

Fluke Australia today announced the launch of the Fluke 1740 three-phase power logger and the 1760 three-phase power quality recorder, portable power meters for electricians and technicians to analyse power quality issues and capture comprehensive details.

The Fluke 1740 three-phase power logger is designed specifically for technicians who troubleshoot and analyse power quality issues. It is capable of logging up to 500 power parameters for up to 85 days and is ideal for identifying intermittent and hard to find power quality issues.

The tool is designed specifically for electricians and technicians to conduct:

  • Disturbance analysis to uncover root cause of equipment malfunction for later mitigation and predictive maintenance
  • Quality of service compliance to validate incoming power quality at the service entrance
  • Power quality studies assessing baseline power quality to validate compatibility with critical systems before installation
  • Load studies to verify electrical system capacity before adding loads
  • Energy and power quality assessment to validate performance of facility improvements by quantifying energy consumption, power factor, and general power quality before and after improvements.

The Fluke 1740 includes PQ software, which assesses the quality of power at the service entrance, substation or at the load. The captured data can be downloaded to a laptop in the field enabling the user to view graphs and tables of the recorded data quickly and to generate reports.

The Fluke 1760 three-phase power quality recorder provides advanced power quality analysis and consistent compliance testing. The tool has been designed specifically for analysis of utility and industrial power distribution systems, in medium and low voltage networks, providing flexibility to customise thresholds, algorithms, and measurement selections.

The power quality recorder can be applied to a range of analysis including:

  • Detailed disturbance analysis to perform high-speed transient analysis and uncover root cause of equipment malfunction for later mitigation and predictive maintenance
  • ‘Class A’ quality-of-service compliance validating incoming power quality at the service entrance. Class A compliance means that the Fluke 1760 provides undisputable verification
  • Event correlation at multiple locations letting users quickly detect where a fault occurred first, either inside or outside the facility
  • Galvanic separation and DC coupling providing complete measurements on dissimilar power systems. For example troubleshoot UPS systems by simultaneously recording the battery voltage and power output
  • Power quality and power load studies to assess baseline power quality to validate compatibility with critical systems before installation and verify electrical system capacity before adding loads.

John Piperides, sales program manager, Fluke Australia, said, “The Fluke 1740 and 1760 add to our extensive range of power quality tools.  Designed specifically for electricians and technicians to pinpoint power quality issues quickly and safely, the tools provide a complete solution to power quality testing and measurement. The additional software also allows captured data to be made into a report providing an on-the-spot professional service to customers.”