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Future proofing your Power Quality measurement equipment with IEC 61000-4-30 third edition

What is IEC 61000-4-30 standard? The IEC 61000-4-30 standard ensures that the measurement results from Power Quality analyzers and loggers of different makes and models match up; so measurement results are comparable without any doubts. This is extremely important, especially...

Why does cable length between VFDs and motors matter?

It is an undeniable fact that frequency inverters provide the most benefits of the many methods of controlling induction electric motors. However, in some cases the use of a frequency inverter can have a negative effect on the motor....

How a power facility reduced 40% of calibration time

Many facilities, such as power plants or production facilities, depend on a strong preventive maintenance program. These programs are essential to keep processes running safely and efficiently. Performing accurate and consistent pressure calibration on process instrumentation is an integral...

Five key test points to understand motor drive efficiency and performance

Motor drives are a well-known technology for transforming the constant voltage from the main ac power supply into a voltage that varies to control motor torque and speed ideal for motors that are driving mechanical equipment loads. Motor drives...

Keep those motors running: electric motor maintenance preventing downtime

Automotive customers have zero tolerance for bad parts and therefore, electric motor maintenance needs utmost care. One of our customers, CNP Myszkow, coats small parts for the automotive industry. After dip spin painting, they heat-treat the parts in a...

Find problems early by monitoring motor and drive efficiency

More than 40% of industrial motors work at or below 40% of their load rating. That means poor power factor and inefficient operation. Efficiency of all motors can drop over their lifetime, which increases energy and maintenance costs and...

The surest way to diagnose high-voltage surge arresters

Surge arresters play a key role in protecting electrical devices and equipment in high-voltage electrical substations. Like other devices, they must be periodically diagnosed. The most common method is visual inspection: checking that the arrester has no visible external...
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How accessories can make your pressure calibrations easier

Every process technician knows that the most difficult part about doing calibration in the field is getting all the hoses connected up, using the thread seal tape to seal up all the connections and having to reseal every time...

Connecting to power quality loggers remotely

Power Quality loggers are often placed in the field for long periods, so most don’t have a display. Besides attracting attention and so increasing the chance of theft, a display is simply not needed as you don’t normally use...
Upgrading firmware of your power quality analyzer

Upgrading firmware? …no time, I will do it tomorrow

As with your smartphone apps, you need to be sure you’ve updated your Fluke power quality analyzers and loggers with the latest software as well as (and especially) firmware. Feedback from our helpdesk indicates that over 50% (!) of incoming...

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Choosing the right current clamp

Many users of an energy logger, power logger or power quality analyzer usually use the tool’s supplied current clamp in their application. Since the...

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