The Corporate Report 2013: Fluke
EP Editorial Staff | December 19, 2013
Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporationis the world leader in compact, pro-fessional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians and metrologists who install, troubleshoot and manage industrial, electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes.
In September 2013, Fluke Corporation introduced the new 1730 Three-Phase Energy Logger (shown here), an intuitive, easy-to-use tool with professional-level energy data gathering capabilities. The Fluke 1730 breaks new ground by enabling a broader category of maintenance professionals to confidently gather energy data, while the accompanying Fluke Energy Analyze software scales from the analysis and reporting needs of the facility manager to the advanced analytical requirements of electrical engineers.
Even well-run facilities can experience energy waste, most commonly through equipment and system inefficiencies or by operating at expensive times of day on the utility rate schedule. Detecting those wastes requires logging energy consumption over time, using expensive power quality analyzers operated by engineers with advanced training. Unfortunately, those cost and skill barriers have made energy audits impractical for many facilities.
The Fluke 1730 Energy Logger changes that. A streamlined energy-logging tool with a straightforward, intuitive design, the Fluke 1730 allows technicians to perform load studies and energy logging right out of the box. The results provide facility managers with the information necessary to identify and prioritize energy saving projects.
The compact energy logger conducts key measurements of voltage, current, power, and power factor to identify areas of energy waste. All measured values are logged automatically and can be reviewed during logging. Common setup errors are rectified, through re-engineered cables, digital check and auto-correct of all connections, and an on-screen wizard for interval setup. It has the highest safety rating in the industry (600 V CAT IV/1000 V CAT III), can be powered directly from the measured circuit, eliminating the need to find a power outlet, and has two USB ports for fast data downloads to PCs or standard thumb drives.
Data logged by the 1730 can be imported into the Fluke Energy Analyze software for further processing and archiving. The software allows users to analyze energy or load profiles, including zoom-in and zoom-out on details; add comments, pictures, and other information to data; overlay different logging sessions; create reports; and export measurement results.
For more information on the Fluke 1730 Three-Phase Electrical Energy Logger, visit: www.fluke.com/1730, or to view the Fluke 1730 video series (featuring introduction to
energy logging, quantifying energy usage, saving money, and more), visit: www.fluke.com/energylogger.
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