In a digitized economy, reliable backup power delivery and critical cooling systems are the backbone of many enterprises. Mission-critical facilities with multiple onsite backup power sources require advanced power management to effectively manage these electrical power systems.
The PACSystems® RX3i Power Sync and Measurement module is for use in facilities such as data centers, banks, hospitals and e-commerce businesses. This power management system integrates power grid synchronization and measurement directly into mission critical control systems, enhancing the ability to maintain continuous operations.
This multifunction module consolidates all the power management function needed to ensure continuous uptime and power quality, including power phase detection, integrated ANSI protection algorithms and integrated power calculations. The module maximizes asset performance through automated grid synchronization to a backup power source, and ensures reliability with available simulation of grid and equipment outage scenarios. The system handles power grid synchronization, and integrates ANSI, power calculations, and waveform capture in a common architecture.
Measurement of power factor and reactive power metrics by the module helps you collect and analyze power consumption of the electrical power systems over time. These data can be used to avoid peak demand charges and to shed loads during peak operating periods to increase efficiency and reduce costs. System configuration validation and power quality monitoring is easy and fast with the module’s waveform capture function and real-time outage simulation for system reliability tests. The module’s built-in detailed fault condition view, harmonic power analysis, and capture of transient voltages and currents eliminates the need for external measurement devices enabling flexibility in system design and lower total cost of ownership.
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