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Monitoring the current, voltage, power, and harmonic distortion of a utility switchgear can provide valuable information to a manufacturing site in several ways:
Power Quality Monitoring: By monitoring voltage and current, a manufacturing site can identify voltage sags, swells, interruptions, and harmonic distortions that can cause equipment damage and downtime. With real-time data on power quality, the site can take corrective actions to prevent equipment failures and improve productivity.Energy Management:
Monitoring power and current can provide insight into energy usage and help identify energy-saving opportunities. By analyzing the data, the plant owners and operators can determine the most efficient operating conditions and optimize the use of energy resources.
By monitoring the current, operators can identify peak demand periods and take steps to reduce the load during these times. This can help to avoid peak demand charges and reduce overall energy costs.
Monitoring voltage and current can provide insight into the health of equipment and identify potential maintenance issues before they become major problems. This can help plant operators schedule maintenance more efficiently, reduce downtime, and extend the life of equipment.
Monitoring harmonic distortion can help plant maintenance personnel ensure compliance with regulatory standards for power quality. This may avoid penalties and legal issues related to non-compliance.
Overall, monitoring the current, voltage, power, and harmonic distortion of utility switchgear provides valuable insights to a manufacturing site, improving energy efficiency, reducing costs, and ensuring reliable equipment performance.