Applications for the Dranetz Power Xplorer PX5 Power Quality Analyzer

Dranetz_Power-Xplorer-PX5The Dranetz Power Xplorer PX5 Power Quality Analyzer features measurement capabilities that include capture of low-medium-high frequency transients through peak, waveshape, rms duration and adaptive high-speed sampling as well as power measurements to characterize non-sinusoidal and unbalanced systems clearly.

Applications for the Dranetz Power Xplorer PX5 Power Quality Analyzer:

Fast Transient Capture

The Power Xplorer PX5 uses digitized high-speed sampling to capture and analyze microsecond-wide transients (Dranetz 658-like and BMI 8800-like). The Power Xplorer PX5 delivers a full profile, with events time stamped to the millisecond of the entire transient, to pinpoint the exact source and cause of the event.

Power Quality Surveys and Diagnostics

The Power Xplorer PX5 has a built-in event characterizer that directly supports troubleshooting and the gathering of survey data—for improving power quality and equipment reliability.

Capacitor Switching Events 

A drawback of capacitors is that they yield oscillatory transients when switched. These transients can propagate through the local power system, causing damage to equipment and processes. The Power Xplorer PX5 captures and identifies these fast transients.

Load Distortion and Imbalance 

The Power Xplorer measures the full range of arithmetic, vector and sequencing parameters contained in IEEE 1459, to evaluate distortion and restore balanced loads.

Flicker

The Power Xplorer PX5 captures flicker data per IEC 6100-4-15, which can be further evaluated using Dran-View visualization, analysis and reporting software. 

Compliance Monitoring

The Power Xplorer PX5 has been designed to meet the most advanced power quality standards, including IEEE 1159, IEC 61000-4-30 Class A and EN50160. A statistical output is produced to quickly verify compliance with international quality-of-supply standards and benchmark power quality.

Harmonics

Power Xplorer PX5 captures detailed harmonics, interharmonics and subharmonics to effectively troubleshoot the complex problems caused by these events.

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