Buildings & Indusrial energy users now have a reason to cheer as Schneider Electric has anoounced the launch of PowerLogic PM8000 series power meter that gives power quality compliance information and analyses capabilities that were once reserved for more advanced meters. Being aware of the power quality related penalties that Indian industry & building consumers face and knowing the importance of capruting such information for the consumer , Schneider Electric has designed PM8000 range in accordance with power quality standards IEC 61000-4-30 Class S and IEC 62586 – latest update by IEC on PQ standards, to ensure that consumer can meet the contractual obligations for the quality of electrical supply. PM8000 offers power quality analysis capabilities, such as EN 50160 compliance, sag/swell detection, waveform capture, disturbance direction detection, and trending & forecasting, to help facility managers detect, mitigate and correct adverse conditions.
‘Power quality monitoring is crucial for power-critical facilities like hospitals, data centers, and large manufacturers,’ noted Mr. Nikhil Naraharikrishna, Product Marketing Head - Power Solution, Schneider Electric India. ‘We designed the PM8000 series to aid with both PQ compliance monitoring and analysis. 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.’
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 available in both panel-mount and DIN rail-mount form factors, and boast high-visibility colour displays.
Engineered on a compact, modular and flexible platform, the PowerLogic PM8000 series meters are first in 96mm*96mm size to have the versatility to perform nearly any metering job including acting as a Ethernet gateway for downstream Modbus slaves - at key points throughout a facility. The in-built Ethernet gateway, dual Ethernet port along with the on-board web browsing page with dashboards for Power quality analysis will allow the user to omptimize hardware cost while going for a centrally located Energy management system.
Built on the Schneider Electric’s patented ION technology platform, not only does the meter provide useful preconfigured 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.
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