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CPD Fault Level Training now available

  Outram Research Ltd now provide CPD certified training on the “Basics of Fault Level”. An experienced Engineer can visit your offices to provide one hours training, with certificate of attendance, on Fault Level, what it is and why it is important.   We look at all the different factors that affect or contribute to […]

DCP 161 – Help reducing excess capacity charges

On the 1st April 2018, Ofgem introduced DCP161 in an effort to ensure that half hourly (HH) metered customers are being billed fairly and correctly for their available capacity (kVA). All HH customers have an agreed size of supply (kVA) as part of their supply contract. The implications of DCP161 are that HH customers whom […]

How to prevent voltage sag

When it comes to issues with power, most facility owners are most concerned about the potential havoc that can be wreaked by power outages. But it is not only losing power completely that can cause enormous problems for businesses and operations – voltage sags can seriously affect the running of systems. They are also typically […]

Low Carbon Networks and Innovation Conference 2017

We’ve just signed up to exhibit again at our favourite conference of the year, LCNI 2017, which this year is being held at The International Centre, Telford on the 9th-11th December 2017. It’s a great opportunity to learn about new and existing innovation projects in the Electricity and Gas sectors. All the right people from […]

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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.
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.
…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
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
….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
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