Load monitoring may be required for various reasons. An application for facility expansion or renovation or to monitor energy usage for landlords or comparisons to an installed meter.
In large commercial or industrial sites, facility management may be concerned whether the utility is overcharging for power usage. Or Clients may be concerned about the possibility of overloads, load imbalance, load profile, harmonic problems, poor power factor or other operational issues relating to their electrical system. It can confirm the system has adequate capacity, develop the data needed to confirm the accuracy of utility metering or, to provide information required to solve operational or performance problems. One Way Electrical will offer a bespoke load monitoring project to measure load characteristics over a specified period of time. This ensures your business gets the information it requires to make important decisions.
Load monitoring is performed by connecting instrumentation at the main supply switch gear or other key locations where load data is needed. For a typical three-phase system where the load is to be monitored at the main switch gear, three current probes and three voltage probes are attached to the three-phase conductors, and one voltage probe is attached to the neutral conductor. These are then connected to a power recording instrument.
The Monitoring equipment will then measure currents, voltages, frequency, power factor and Harmonics. This is a preset period of time, anything between 1 to 30 days dependent on the Clients’ requirements . One Way then create a detailed report for analysis through a ‘Data logging system’ and is presented to the Client electronically.
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