We offer on-site surveys across the UK and abroad.
- What on-site surveys we can carry out
- Which industries we cover – on land and offshore
- What kind of reports we can generate
We tailor our Power Monitoring or Fault Level surveys to your needs, producing a comprehensive report where appropriate, installing and removing the analyser(s) at your convenience.
Site Surveys We Offer
Outram products have been used for Power Quality surveys and troubleshooting internationally for over 30 years. Due to increased demand Outram Research now has a dedicated on-site measurement team of its own!
We offer on-site power monitoring including Harmonics Surveys, Fault Level and Power Quality Surveys as well as Energy Audits and Troubleshooting across the UK and abroad, whether you are power generation, industrial, renewables, marine or offshore.
Power Quality Surveys
Power Factor Survey
Harmonics Surveys to the 100th Harmonic
Troubleshooting Power Problems
Parasitic Load Surveys
Marine Power Quality Surveys
Offshore Electrical Testing
Fault Level Assessment
Firm Frequency Response Testing (FFR Testing)
Solar Farm and Wind Farm Surveys
Cable Fault Location
We can also offer closely associated testing such as Oil Sample Testing.
Since we are independent we can be treated as an independent third party for measurements over a dispute.
What Instruments do we use?
For most of the on-site power monitoring we carry out, we use our PM7000TI (Turbo with Interharmonics). For Prospective Fault Level Monitoring we use our PM7000FLM. Where DC measurement is required we will use either our PM3000DC or PM7503, both of which can measure DC.
For Cable Fault Location or FFR testing we may borrow ancillary equipment from our Partners for the project.
Industries We Cover
We are happy and qualified to visit many different types of site, including but not limited to:
- Power Generation
- Combined Heat and Power Plants
- Solar Installations
- Wind Farms
- Hydro Electric Plants
- Recycling / Materials Handling
- Data Centres
- Waste Processing Plants
- Water Treatment Sites
- Fuel Handling Facilities
- Steel Works
- Ports & Marine
- Logistics Centres
- Petro – Chemical
- Food & Beverage
- Dive Support Vessels (DSV)
- Supply & Anchor Handling Vessels
- Survey Vessels
- Bulk Carriers
- Heavy Lift Vessels
- Cruise Ship
- Oil Platform
- Jack up Drill Platform
- Gas Platform
- HVDC Substations
We have fully qualified Power Quality Engineers who can come to your site, whether it’s on land or at sea, to carry out a large selection of survey work or power quality troubleshooting. They have CSCS, JIB and Blue Water cards as well as being First Aid, BOSIET, EBS, Personal Marine Survival and HUET qualified.
Larger Jobs with multiple Power Quality or Fault Level Monitors
We have a large hire fleet available for multi-monitor jobs. For especially large jobs we are in the unique position to be able to manufacture more of our analysers if necessary so don’t hesitate to approach us with your requirements.
Need a job carried out overnight or on a weekend? We understand the complexities of on-site monitoring. If you need us to come outside of normal working hours, we’ll be happy to accommodate you wherever possible.
What Reports Can We Generate?
If you would like a report for your On-Site Survey we are happy to produce one for you using our bespoke Software Pronto For Windows.
Each report is tailor-made for your job or project depending on your requirements.
Our most commonly requested survey is our G5/4 Survey, comparing your site against the ENA Recommendation G5/4, with additional power quality information from your site included. See below some example pages from one of our reports. Get in touch for a full example G5/4 report.
We can also now measure the individual harmonics needed to report to the new ENA Engineering Recommendation G5/5, which is the latest harmonics recommendation, superseding G5/4, required from June 2020.
The requirements for G5/5 have increased. As well as measuring and reporting on individual harmonics and THD to the 50th (2.5kHz), these parameters must aslo be reported up to the 100th order (5kHz) as well as for Interharmonics.
We are currently evaluating the Interharmonics requirements with apparently over 4200 additional measurement parameters needed, with the possibility of creating a 2 unit solution for the full G5/5 survey requirement.
We also provide Fault Level Reports complete with 3D graphics generated in Pronto, used for Fault Level Analysis.
Carry Out Your Own Surveys
You can also carry out your own Surveys, both Power Quality and Fault Level by hiring one or multiple analysers from us.
We have 5 models of Analyser for Hire:
PM1000HF for Single Phase Troubleshooting and Energy Testing.
PM3000HFB for 3 phase Energy Surveys and Load Monitoring. DC measurement available.
PM7000TI for G5/4 Surveys, in-depth 3 phase Power Quality Troubleshooting and Harmonics Surveys. Automatic G5/4 Reports available in Pronto to enable quick harmonics and power quality report generation.
PM7000FLM for Fault Level Monitoring (and all the Power Quality measurements available using a PM7000S). Enhanced Frequency measurement available for Firm Frequency Response (FFR) Testing.
PM7503 Panel Mount Power Quality Analyser with enhanced frequency measurement. DC measurement available.
Want to create your own report?
Pronto makes report generation easy since you can create an automatic G5/4 survey with a few clicks within Pronto, or copy and paste graphs and tables from Pronto straight into MSWord.