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New Fault Current Measurement Technology Shows Promising Results in Trials with ScottishPower

RMS Fault Level 90ms After Fault

Key Facts: New technique to predict fault current delivers outstanding results in first stage of field trials Accurate calculation will reduce utility costs by eliminating unnecessary network and switch gear reinforcements Remaining stages of work will reduce network vulnerability due to downstream motors and renewable energy sources when delivering power in a fault condition Outram […]

Record the Greatest Disturbances

In this issue we look at the way that the Power Mater Series captures and organises data and helps you solve your power quality issues more quickly and easily. Read on to find out more about our Autoranking Waveform Capture of Greatest Disturbances and Extended Transients. New Capture the Greatest Disturbances in Detail, Every Time […]

Southern Company Dramatically Speeds Up Power Quality Problem Resolution with Outram Research

SINGLE CYCLE ADAPTIVE STORE

Key Facts: Southern Company uses PM7000 to reduce time to identify cause of power quality problem Adaptive Store captured disturbance without the need to set triggers High sample rate faithfully reproduces anomalies and deviations from the trend Pump control in sewage plant found to be causing residential lights to flicker Outram Research Ltd – a […]

New Firmware allows Outram Power Quality Analysers to Capture Extended Transients

Key Facts: Allows recording of transient events for up to 60 seconds Applications include monitoring network recovery from sags and to view the reaction of downstream control systems Configuration files maintain forwards and backwards compatibility Automatic termination of recording for sags and surges Outram Research Ltd – a specialist manufacturer of leading-edge power quality analysers […]

Outram Research Collaborates with ScottishPower to Improve Electrical Grid Planning

Key Facts: New technique calculates fault current by observing normal operation of the grid Allows accurate planning of breakers and other key components Avoids unnecessary over-specification of components New patent-pending technique developed by UK company Outram Research Field trials underway to show that algorithm is accurate in real-world situations Outram Research Ltd – a specialist […]

New Templating Function

Welcome to the first email newsletter from Outram Research. We will use these updates to inform you of new developments to the Power Master Analysers and Pronto and to remind you of some of their existing benefits. In this issue we describe the latest enhancement to Pronto; a comprehensive graph templating function that is designed […]

New Power Quality Analyser Features Identify Problems Caused By “Green” Device

Key Facts: First power quality analyser to record phase difference between harmonic voltage and current Helps identify problems caused by energy-efficient power supplies and low-energy CFL light bulbs Measures voltage and current phase difference up to 50th or 120th harmonic Free-of-charge firmware upgrade for existing analysers Outram Research Ltd – a specialist manufacturer of leading-edge […]

New Template Function Makes Power Quality Analysis Faster and Easier

Key Facts: Consistent graphs with just two clicks Simple traffic-light approach indicates which templates are available for stored dataset Only analysis software to offer ease-of-use without compromising power or functionality Applications include consultancy reports and troubleshooting Outram Research Ltd – a specialist manufacturer of leading-edge power quality analysers – announces the launch of an enhanced […]

Exorcising a Pub’s Poltergeist

John Outram, Outram Research Limited Power quality problems can be caused by many different phenomena and are often difficult to identify. These difficult power quality problems, however, can be very expensive especially when multiple contractors are involved as nobody is keen to take the blame. Sometimes it might feel as if some supernatural force is […]

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I have been quite astounded at the detail the Outram Data Logger has captured.

During communications regarding the 3 PM7000TIs that Bob is managing remotely, with new data sent back to him over email every 24 hrs, he told us that he has been finding detail in the recordings he never thought he would see. “I have been quite astounded at the detail the Outram Data Logger has captured.”

Bob King, Power Phase Services, UK
….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
…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
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.
I have used data loggers in the past… Not in the same league as the Outram equipment

Thank you for all your fantastic efforts yesterday.

I have used data loggers in the past but they were not in the same league as the Outram equipment.

Last December when Network Rail asked me to install PQ monitoring I looked at hiring a couple of [competitor] PQ monitors. I had a Network Rail Graduate alongside me and I thought it would be a good learning exercise for him. As I began to understand the railway electrification system I realised [these] were a non-starter, so when the local electricity board ‘turned the screw’ I decided to look deeper.

I discovered Outram and when I read about your collaboration with Scottish Power I immediately realised the Outram equipment was the only one to consider. From what I have seen since yesterday morning I know I was correct in contacting your company.

Bob King, Power Phase Services, UK (Contracting for Network Rail)
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
Your kit knocks spots of the bigger manufacturers

Your kit knocks spots of the bigger manufacturers.

Andrew Williams, MD, Smart Electrical Systems, Sept 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
The analyser did everything that we needed. We were also impressed with how quickly it got across the US.

The analyser did everything that we needed. Rob was surprised at how easily it went on.

We were also impressed with how quickly it got across the US. It was there before we even left [the UK] and we didn’t expect that to happen.

It’s a specialised subject and the support we received from Duncan was second to none.

Chris Brookes, Simpson and Wood, UK Feb 2019
It’s shown me just how much time your software is going to save me!

What you showed me this morning and what I’ve been doing this afternoon has shown me just how much time your software is going to save me!

Bob King, Power Phase Services, UK (Contracting for Network Rail)
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
That’s a hell of a piece of Kit!

That’s a hell of a piece of Kit!

Now I’ve seen what it can do I’m going to mention it to another customer here in the UK who I know is having trouble.”

Rob Rose, Simpson and Wood, UK Feb 2019
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