Synchronous power measurement in measurement technology
Combined power measurement is an important topic in measurement technology. It enables several performance parameters to be recorded simultaneously in one measurement process. Different measurement methods and devices are combined to obtain a comprehensive picture of a system's performance. This is particularly important in industry in order to monitor and optimize the efficiency of machines and systems. Combined performance measurement can be used to measure and analyze electrical, thermal and mechanical performance parameters, for example. This enables companies to identify weak points and take appropriate measures to improve performance. Combined performance measurement also contributes to energy efficiency, as it provides information on potential savings.
In addition to recording typical signals such as temperatures, pressures and flow rates, product testing very often also requires the simultaneous recording of power data. The power data usually has to be recorded as AC variables on the primary supply side. Apparent active and reactive power, but also cos phi, crest factor or TRMS values of current and voltage are relevant here. In the case of frequency converters, secondary-side measurement of DC values up to high-frequency and distorted AC values is also required.
Power measurement with data logger
During measurement, single-phase or three-phase power measurement units are used, which are then connected to the data logger via a serial interface. ProfiMessage devices from Delphin are used. In this optimal constellation, all data can be recorded, monitored and evaluated synchronously and with just one system. Thanks to the large number of possible interfaces and protocols of the Delphin data loggers, power measurement devices from different manufacturers can be connected directly.
Application highlights of power measurement
- Synchronous recording of performance data and conventional process data in just one system
- Acquisition of characteristic values in power measurement (TRMS, peak, crest, peak values)
- Connection of power meters from many different manufacturers possible
- Online calculation of performance data with other measured values
- Energy efficiency measurements in accordance with EN 50001
Practical example of combined power measurement
Electrical power and temperature measurement on a pump test stand
A pump manufacturer from NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA supplies its pumps directly with an integrated frequency converter. In the final test after production, a 100% test is carried out on each pump on the automated end-of-line test stand. The following are measured: temperatures, pressures, vibrations and electrical power consumption. All measured values are recorded in a Delphin data logger system. The power data is recorded in three phases using current clamps and voltage transformers with a power meter integrated into the overall system. The connection to the Delphin data logger ProfiMessage device is made via Modbus. All relevant power data is recorded and saved with the application created in the ProfiSignal Klicks software and stored via reports, related to serial numbers. The entire system is connected to the PPS system via an SQL interface.
Typical areas of application
the combined power measurement
- Combined power measurement on engine test stands
- Electrical power measurement on household appliance test stands
- Analysis of key performance indicators
- Measurement of energy efficiency in accordance with EN 50001
- Recording the energy balance of frequency inverters
- Measuring the electrical power of pumps and drives
- Measurement on cooling and refrigeration systems
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