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Power-quality monitoring identifies incoming power irregularities

Rockwell Automation : 05 October, 2013  (New Product)
Irregularities in incoming power can negatively impact discrete and process applications’ electronic components and the bottom line. Rockwell Automation has expanded its Allen‑Bradley power quality portfolio to include the i-Sense monitoring solution, i-Grid service and DySC dynamic sag corrector.
Power-quality monitoring identifies incoming power irregularities
“Power-quality issues are responsible for a significant amount of unplanned downtime, yet power quality is often overlooked as a key productivity variable,” said Scott Harlan, product manager for power-quality portfolio, Rockwell Automation.
 
Improved monitoring
 
The first step toward improved performance is identifying any power quality issues affecting electronic equipment. The i-Sense voltage monitors read incoming power for the entire facility. The cost-effective, maintenance-free i-Sense technology provides the data to pinpoint voltage-based power events, reveals any consequent relationship between voltage sags and downtime situations, and helps users get operations running with minimal mean time to repair (MTTR).  
 
Real-time analysing
 
The subscription-based i-Grid service logs, analyses and corroborates i‑Sense data via an Ethernet or modem connection from in and around facilities to confirm if power-quality issues were the result of a grid event. Service options include detailed technical analysis and executive summaries. The i-Grid service also can send instant notifications to facility managers that a power event has occurred, enabling them to more quickly diagnose downtime and resume operations.
 
Proactive protection
 
Data collected from the Rockwell Automation installed base of several thousand i-Sense units suggests that most downtime events are the result of short-duration voltage sags, commonly lasting less than 0.1s. While barely perceptible, these sags can impact the performance of electrical equipment and the facility as a whole. The DySC dynamic sag corrector uses a patented, double-conversion inverter to protect against brief voltage sags and momentary outages. Users can scale the DySC corrector from 0.25 to 2000 kVA, offering machine-specific or facility-wide protection. The corrector provides 100% sag protection in a relatively compact size and without batteries, compressors, pumps or flywheel bearings. Optimised for fast response at voltage peaks, the DySC corrector has a typical peak voltage detect time (pVdT) of 1ms and can provide a facility continuous, uninterrupted power for up to 5s.
 
In addition, the Allen-Bradley PowerMonitor 5000 monitor provides current, power factor flicker, waveform capture, harmonic analysis and sub-cycle transient detection. The Allen‑Bradley PowerPad Portable PowerMonitor unit offers a portable, self-contained unit, enabling monitoring anywhere in a facility. Allen-Bradley surge and filter products mitigate transient and noise problems at a machine level and uninterruptable power supplies (UPS) provide backup power to keep critical control and network circuits operating through a power interruption.
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