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Coles Labrador- 100 kW Design -:            468 Panels with 6 x SMA 3Phase Inverters

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Portable Office Design -: 12 x Panels 1 x Zues Appolo 4 x 210Ah Batteries.

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Engineering Design

 Power Quality

There is a lot of talk these days about power quality and Power Factor penalties. The 7 day Power Quality Assurance Curves are collected and can be anaylses and used in comparison  to any future curves collected after a major upgrade to determine any interference from one circuit or machine to the next.

All lager Solar Systems should have a power Curve study done prior to designing anything. Often I will be asked to trouble shoot a system only to find that the error was one of power quality and would have been picked up had a study been performed  prior to install.

 

 Fluke Meters

GeSmart uses Fluke Power Meters calibrated by NATA in Sydney NSW each report comes with a deceleration of conformity and complies with the ADS/ANZ 680130

GeSmart offers two main options for power quality testing just the RAW data usually seven (7) days worth, or a more complex approach involves interpreting the data and creating an original design and tailoring the project to your preferences and requirements, including choice of components and layout.

The Fluke Energy Analyzer (also called a power meter) can locate, predict, prevent, and troubleshoot power quality problems in single-phase and three-phase power distribution systems, to help facilities reduce electrical power consumption and to improve the performance of electro-mechanical equipment.

 

The analyzer measures voltage, current, dips, swells, interruptions, harmonics, power, energy, frequency, inrush, and power inverter efficiency. It calculates the monetary cost of poor power quality and helps to pinpoint the origin of energy waste in a system. The logger function, activated by a button, allows user-configurable, long-term recording of minimum, maximum, and average readings for up to 150 parameters on all three phases and neutral.

The USB port and cable (included) transfers data to a PC for trend and waveform data analysis in Power Log software (included). A live dashboard-style display of RMS voltage, harmonics, flicker, interruptions, rapid voltage changes, wells, unbalance, frequency, and mains signaling provides an overview of power system performance and, using color-coded bars, shows which parameters fall outside the limits. The analyzer can measure the efficiency of power inverters (such as in a solar generation system) by simultaneously measuring the DC and AC power of a system to determine how much power is lost in the conversion process.

The analyzer complies with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)/ European Union (EN) 61010-1-2001, IEC 61000-4-30 Class S, Canadian Standards Association (CSA) CAN/CSA C22.2 No 61010-1-04 (including cCSAus approval), and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 61010-1. It is safety rated 600V Category IV 1000V Category III Pollution Degree 2. Industrial power meters are commonly used to test and evaluate power systems.

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