PM7000-FLM Fault Level Monitor

Why Choose Outram Research?

We have over 30 years experience in signal processing and data logger design. We started to specialise in Power Quality Analysers over 20 years ago.

Our Power Master Series of analysers covers everything needed to monitor and record power, including detailed harmonics, flicker, waveforms and other parameters. Our range of high precision, high reliability, data acquisition systems runs from extremely slow to over one million samples per second, ensuring that we have an analyser to suit most needs.

With over 500 logging channels, the PM7000 power analyser and recorder sets new standards. It is highly water resistant and rated at Category IV for maximum operator safety.

The Complete Power Master Series

The PM7503PM3000HF, PM2000 and PM1000 complete the series, offering a range of functionality and price, and all are complemented by the highly regarded data extraction and analysis software package, Pronto. This Windows-based application, written and developed by Outram Research, is used to configure the Power Master and to extract the data for analysis.

Unique, World Class, Data Capture Techniques

All our monitoring products have our ‘Single Cycle Adaptive Store™‘ technology for data management. It has the ability to accurately reproduce trend data and at the same time sample at a fast enough rate over long periods of time to faithfully reproduce anomalies and deviations from the trend. Thanks to its efficiency, it is used in almost all applications, and is especially beneficial for troubleshooting unknown situations.

With its ability to adapt automatically to changing circumstances, and without the need for user specified thresholds, the system is ideal for detecting and recording unexpected short disturbances. With resolution down to a single cycle, it makes reconciliation between different parameters, e.g. Voltage and Current, or Voltage and Flicker, simple and straightforward.

Auto-Ranking Waveform Capture, the intelligent PM7000 capture of ‘best’ waveforms, is our sub-cycle data recording and management tool, complementing the Single Cycle Adaptive Store technology.

Seven different types of captured waveforms, up to 16,000 in total, are ranked in order of ‘greatness’ for ease and speed of analysis. Look at the first 50 or even 10, and you get a detailed picture of your power problem. Nothing is missed and no thresholds need to have been set.

Over the years we have continually introduced new and unique features to our power quality analysers. For more information on these, including our recording regime Single Cycle Adaptive Store™, please click here.

The next level: Fault Level Prediction

Now we have gone one step further and designed and manufactured an entirely unique product, the PM7000 Fault Level Monitor.

The DNO Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN), in a discussion with us on the merits of Outram’s Power Quality measuring products, asked wistfully whether we could design a product that could predict network fault levels.
Since we like solving difficult problems, we rose to the challenge.

For the past several years ORL has been working on a portable instrument which can predict fault current by measuring natural disturbances on a radial network during normal operation. We now have the PM7000 Fault Level Monitor (FLM) which does exactly that.

Please see below a graph depicting the maximum (fault) current that could flow in the event of a fault during the measurement period. The graph in front is the 90ms Upstream RMS result. It was generated using our well respected software, Pronto for Windows.

For more information, please carry on looking through our website but also get in touch and ask us about it. Visit our contact us page for details.

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Bluetooth functionality with PMScreen and real time monitoring is sensational.

Thank you so much for attending to [my support query], and so quickly! Very impressed with these [PM3000] power analysers and the Bluetooth functionality with PMScreen and real time monitoring is sensational.

Euan Galbally, Operations Project Engineer - Supply Restoration, SSE.
…calculation of fault level trivial in comparison to the ‘manual’ methods

The Outram equipment (and associated software) makes calculation of fault level trivial in comparison to the ‘manual’ methods.

Rob Weller, Rina Consulting, UK Power Networks Earth Fault Level Project
…PM3000 is the best product in my shop

The reason I think your PM3000 is the best product in my shop is the reliability and the software. I use 5 different brands of recorders and this one by far has been the most reliable. The software updates are great, with the 60 day reminders. The layout of the software and every single function make it simple and user friendly unlike most products.

Greg Ellis, Electrical District #3, Arizona USA, 2014
Your kit knocks spots of the bigger manufacturers

Your kit knocks spots of the bigger manufacturers.

Andrew Williams, MD, Smart Electrical Systems, Sept 2018
….Commendable for its ease of use and portability

The Outram equipment is commendable for its ease of use and portability.

Rob Weller, Rina Consulting, UK Power Networks Earth Fault Level Project
The Outram PM7000FLM … software made analysis of fault-current straightforward

We found the Outram PM7000FLM useful for capturing data, and its software made analysis of fault-current straightforward. Other methods of data capture can be used, but would require further development to accurately give fault level information; the area where the FLM scores is its ease of use, and also that statistical analysis is applied over the whole test period, rather than at a ‘snapshot’ of one event as our analysis. This makes it less prone to noise and other disturbances on the system.

Rob Weller, Rina Consulting, UK Power Networks Earth Fault Level Project, March 2018
Outram PM7000FLM proved capable of reliably assessing Fault Level

The Outram PM7000FLM and associated software proved to be capable of reliably assessing / calculating fault level from both repeated low-level steps, as well as one-off larger pulses.

Rob Weller, Rina Consulting, UK Power Networks Earth Fault Level Project, March 2018
Fault Level Monitors to Validate ENWL RESPOND Project Network models

Fault level monitors – Outram fault level monitors have been installed at seven [Electricity North West] Respond [Project] sites. These monitors will validate our network model and the Fault Level Assessment Tool. Electricity North West Ltd RESPOND Project Newsletter, May 2016.

Electricity North West Ltd RESPOND Project Newsletter, May 2016.