Three-phase power analyzer
Engineers can use Fluke's power analyzer to capture rapid voltage changes, interruptions, and energy consumption data for commercial buildings and equipment.
Fluke Corp. introduces its 434/PWR three-phase power analyzer, which assists engineers in finding energy waste in commercial and factory buildings and equipment. Field service engineers and maintenance technicians can use this instrument to conduct energy consumption studies and electrical load analysis, and to perform power quality logging and analysis according to EN 50160. Fluke’s 434/PWR is a complete three-phase troubleshooting tool that measures virtually every power system parameter: voltage, current, frequency, power, energy consumption, cost for power factor, unbalance, and harmonics and interharmonics. This three-phase power analyzer captures events like dips and swells, interruptions, and rapid voltage changes, based upon half-cycle rms values. The 434 Series meets the stringent 600 V CAT IV, 1000 V CAT III safety standard required for measurements at service entrance.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.