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Schneider Electric simplifies southern Africa’s power quality

Schneider Electric simplifies southern Africa’s power quality

Jul 11, 2015

Global specialist in energy management Schneider Electric has announced the local introduction of the PowerLogic PM8000 series power meter.  The newest addition to the PowerLogic portfolio of power and energy meters introduces power quality compliance and analyses capabilities that were once reserved for more advanced meters.

In accordance with power quality standards IEC 61000-4-30 Class S and IEC 62586, the PowerLogic PM8000 series meters are ideal for helping to ensure contractual obligations for the quality of your electrical supply.

The meters also have extensive power quality analysis capabilities, such as EN 50160 compliance, sag/ swell detection, waveform capture, disturbance direction detection, and trending and forecasting, to help facility managers detect, mitigate and correct adverse conditions.

Power quality monitoring is crucial for power-critical facilities like hospitals, data centres, and large manufacturers. Schneider Electric designed the PM8000 series to aid with both PQ compliance monitoring and analysis. Data accuracy is assured to IEC 61000-4-30 Class S and IEC 62586 standards when verifying contractual supply levels. If a PQ event does occur, the patented disturbance direction detection feature helps identify the location by determining if it occurred upstream or downstream of the meter, so correcting the problem is much faster.

Engineered on a compact, modular and flexible platform, the PowerLogic PM8000 series meters have the versatility to perform nearly any metering job at key points throughout a facility. The highly-accurate, reliable meters are compliant with ANSI C12.20 Class 0.2, IEC 62053-22 Class 0.2S (real energy), and IEC 61557-12.

“This accuracy combined with the meter’s extensive I/O options makes the PM8000 series meters ideal for the unified metering of all WAGES (water, air, gas, electricity, and steam) utilities. Meters are locally available in both panel-mount and DIN rail-mount form factors, and boast high-visibility colour displays,” points out Nathan Potgieter, Eco offer manager for southern Africa at Schneider Electric.

The PowerLogic PM8000 series meters are built on the company’s patented ION technology platform.

“Not only does the meter provide useful pre-configured functions ‘out of the box’, but customers familiar with this technology know that it can be used to adapt and scale the meter’s functionality to meet nearly any requirement they have – both now and in the future,” he adds.

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