Test & Measurement
By Mary Del
The Fluke 1730 Three-Phase Energy Logger, a tool with professional-level energy data gathering capabilities, is designed to enable a broader category of multi-disciplinary maintenance professionals to confidently gather energy data. The energy logger allows technicians to 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, the company says.
Data logged by the 1730 can be imported into the Fluke Energy Analyze software for further processing and archiving. The software allows users to analyse 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.