Energy and facilities managers wanting immediate access to current energy use across any number of sites should consider the new Pulse Plus wireless sub-metering system from Marshall-Tufflex Energy Management (MTEM).
Pulse Plus is a non-invasive, easily installed energy sub-metering solution that uses the mobile phone network to report its findings. It has been designed specifically for the energy management market, quickly delivering precise energy usage data for any number of commercial and industrial locations.
The system has already created much interest in the market due to its remote monitoring capabilities – it’s perfect for recording energy use across geographically dispersed sites, for example chain stores/supermarkets/ retail outlets, leisure and sport venues, hotel groups and even social housing schemes.
The GSM enabled DIN rail unit mounted in a small consumer enclosure covers a range of 10-5000 Amps using Sinergy Clip-to-Cable or Flexeclamp CTs. Pulse Plus begins operating immediately on power up, and will store time and date stamped current, voltage and PF data on its onboard memory. Data can be extracted at any time via the host PC(s) but it is normal for a data collection routine to be set up on an automatic daily download basis. The CSV files can be exported to Deltrax5 graphical energy use analysis software supplied with Pulse Pluse. Alternatively Excel provides a tabulation of average kW/kVA demand over 15 or 30 minute integration periods with daily kWh totals. MTEM works closely with third party software houses and will recommend multiple channel monitoring and targeting software solutions.
Pulse Plus is fast and cost effective to install and, with all connections being plug-in, and the CTs split core, fitting is easy and power supplies do not need to be isolated or cables disconnected. A key advantage of the system is its ability to measure single or three phase loads, with only a single phase voltage connection. It then creates the three phase voltage measurement vectors in a safe, quick and convenient way.
Pulse Plus takes sub-metering to the next level, allowing energy managers to monitor power usage at any number of sites and download data remotely and straight to computer, giving them quick access to precise consumption figures.
Pulse Plus is just one Sinergy sub-metering solution available from Marshall-Tufflex Energy Management. For all systems there are relevant supporting software options.
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