Accutech Rentals of Alberta, Canada helps customers solve tough power quality problems by renting instrumentation and electrical testing equipment to plants, engineering companies and electricians. Many of their customers ask for Fluke and RPM by name.
This application note relays the unique communications between a Fluke engineer and Robert Kirkman, a civilian employee of the Dept. of the Army Communications and Electronics Command, stationed in Iraq. The LCD screen on Kirkman´s 87III DMM was going black in the 140 degree heat, so he contacted the engineers at Fluke for help.
This Application Outlines Basic Power Quality Measurements For Power Conumption, Power Factor, Total Harmonic Distortion, And Voltage Stability, As They All Affect Commercial Lighting Loads. Lighting is a major load for many large facilities. Evaluating these circuits is important for both energy conservation and power quality. Keep in mind that commercial lighting loads are wired single phase, with the loads connected from phase to neutral. Typically, the phase-to-phase voltage is 480 V, with the phase-to-neutral voltage at 277 V. Measurements must be taken at the lighting panel, on all phases, since power consumption and Power Factor could vary on each phase.
A Discussion Of Asds As Both Victim And Culprit Loads, With Details On Power System Resonance And Harmonics Solutions. Covers victim load issues such as capacitor switching transients, voltage distortion and multiple culprit load issues.
This Primer On Basic Single-phase, Low Voltage Measurements Covers Waveforms, Peak Voltage, Rms Voltage, Short-term Recording, Long-term Recording, Neutral-to-ground Voltage, Flat-topping, And Shared Neutrals.
On top of being an industrial-quality general-purpose DMM, the Fluke 87V DMM incorporates a unique low pass filter. The filter allows the DMM to deliver accurate drive output measurements - something no other DMM can do.
Voltage testers divide into two general categories: solenoid-based testers and electronic testers. The thresholds between these two are markedly different, and that carries important implications for safety and convenience.
An application note on troubleshooting three-phase electrical motors. This application note is exclusive to the FlukePlus program until further notice. Please contact Susan Whitehead in Everett if you have any questions.
An application note on troubleshooting single phase motors This application note is exclusive to the FlukePlus program until further notice. Please contact Susan Whitehead in Everett if you have any questions.
HART Transmitter Calibration. In todays process plants, most new field instruments are smart digital instruments. Smart implies a microprocessor-based instrument with extra functionality and digital compensation, supporting multiple sensor types or multiple variables.
This App Note describes industrial uses for IR temperature measurements, featuring the Fluke 570 series of IR thermometers (572, 574, and 576) focusing on their benefits when used as part of a predictive maintenance program.
Applications include: predictive maintenance, electrical, and HVAC inspections, as well as basic non-contact temperature measurement principles.
An infrared thermometer can make quick, non-contact temperature measurements from some distance away. This app note describes IR thermometer applications in electrical and process maintenance, from identifying overloaded circuit breakers to finding bad connections and troubleshooting steam traps.
In the highly sensitive environment of a healthcare facility, where both infectious patients and those highly susceptible to infection receive treatment, it is essential to minimize the possibility of infection and disease transmission. This article describes the use of particulate counters to measure the presence of infectious elements in hospitals
This application note was written to provide you with an understanding of the basic principles of fossil fuel heating systems and how to troubleshoot these systems using thermometers, digital multimeters (DMMs), pressure/vacuum modules and other accessories.
Over the past several years, indoor air quality (IAQ) has been a much debated and publicized topic, especially as it concerns public health. The EPA estimates that we spend approximately 90% of our time indoors, and further studies indicate that indoor air in some commercial settings is up to five times more polluted than outdoor air.
Growing a successful infrared program involves planning and action. This document outlines steps that will help you grow your thermography program into a key part of the way your company does business.
How to find problems lurking behind the scenes: Simply point, shoot, and read More than temperature readings Looking behind the scenes Inspecting electrical systems Checking for missing and damaged insulation Pinpointing air leakage Finding areas of moisture accumulation Verifying structural elements Evaluating building materials
By simultaneously datalogging on 3 Fluke 189DMMs and a 123 ScopeMeter, technicians measured and compared the electrical and mechanical loads on a Bascule-type railroad drawbridge through a full operating cycle.
Multimeter measurements on adjustable speed drives utilizing the new Fluke 87V DMM Application Note. In the past, motor repair meant dealing with traditional three-phase motor failures that were largely the result of water, dust, grease, failed bearings, misaligned motor shafts, or just plain old age. But motor repair has changed in a big way with the introduction of electronically controlled motors, more commonly referred to as adjustable speed drives (ASDs).
This case study describes the methodology used by Minneapolis Airport technicians to check leakage to ground along their extensive lighting wiring paths. Step by step instructions and preventive maintenance scheduling examples included.
Indoor air quality is becoming a big enough concern that building maintenance technicians of all stripes are starting to gear up for the challenge. This article provides a basic overview of the IAQ industry and Fluke test tool applications.
The term precise doesnt fully express the painstaking process control expected on the Sunnyvale, Calif. campus of solid-state manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD). Technicians in clean rooms, wearing white bunny suits and antistatic shoe covers, work at the sub-micron level as they engineer and test AMDs next generation of semiconductor devices. In this demanding environment, the introduction of the tiniest speck of dust could spoil production of the silicon wafers that AMD and its customers depend on. As a member of the AMD Facilities Electrical team, it Mark Chellinos job to make sure that does not happen. And now he has a new tool, the Fluke 87V digital multimeter, to help.
For the last several years, tool users have told Fluke they needed a three phase power quality analyzer to audit and troubleshoot critical power applications in the facility, starting at the service entrance. Fluke´s answer is the 430 Series three phase hand held power quality analyzer.
A dramatic improvement in power quality meters, the Fluke 430 series is the first high quality, three-phase tool that electricians can use at the service entrance to investigate power quality problems. These analyzers provide new business opportunities for electricians as well as power quality specialists.
The T5 is a general purpose volts-ohms-amps electrical tester that measures ac and dc voltage, and resistance. Once its stationary open jaws slide around a conductor, the T5 safely measures up to 100 A without clamping the jaws shut or breaking the circuit.
Five video segments: Fluke 700G Series Precision Test, Use and Operation of the Fluke 700G Series Precision Test Gauges, Pneumatic Test Pump Kits, Hydraulic Test Pump Kits, and 700G/TRACK Logging Software
Non-contact temperature measurement. The professional´s diagnostic tool. The Fluke 66 and 68 non-contact thermometers are the ideal professional diagnostic tools for quick and accurate temperature measurements. This handheld portable tool enables professionals to research heating and ventilation problems, monitor the status of electrical motors and electrical panels and diagnose car malfunctions with ease.
The Fluke 66 and 68 feature expanded temperature ranges, adjustable emissivity, and alarms.