Technical documents for the MPQ2000

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Configuring an Inrush Test
Current inrush testing is a common test that can be performed on transformers, motors and other equipment. This document shall describe how to configure the MPQ Analyzer to perform an inrush test. The MPQ Analyzer can record the voltage, current, active power, reactive power, apparent power, power factor and energy for every cycle for every active channel/phase, before and after the inrush. The MPQ Analyzer will also capture the inrush waveform for up to 10 seconds on each active channel.
Published: 14 April 2019
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Total Demand Distortion (TDD)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) is a common method used to measure the level of waveform distortion.Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) measurements are an effective method of evaluating voltage distortion. However THD can be misleading when evaluating current distortion. THD is the summation of the harmonics presented as a percentage of the fundamental. For voltage THD this will be the summation of the voltage harmonics compared to the fundamental voltage. In a non-faulted condition voltage will always be present so a proper reference always exists.
Published: 11 April 2019
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MPQ2000 Common Connections
An application note locoking at the common connections of the MPQ2000.
Published: 10 April 2019
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MPQ2000 Monitoring a TT grounded system
Measuring the voltage between the ground and neutral provides an indication of the integrity of the ground connection. The poorer the connection (higher impedance), the higher the voltage between the neutral and ground conductors will be. During a fault, this level could rise over 50 V and become a serious hazard.
Published: 10 April 2019
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Data Analysis
The Megger PQ PC software has the ability to perform automated data analysis and create data analysis reports based on canned or custom templates.
Published: 10 April 2019
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The MPQ can capture up to 1000 events. This number of events can be time consuming to review and analyze.The CBEMA / ITIC curve allows for quick analysis of dip (sags), swells and sub-cycle (transient) events.
Published: 10 April 2019
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Fast Transients
Very fast transients have limited energy due to their short duration. They are caused by arcing faults, such as bad brushes in motors, and are rapidly damped out by even a few meters of distribution wiring.
Published: 7 December 2018
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Enabling Additional Channels
When creating a setup file a particular power wiring connection needs to be selected. This instructs the instrument on how to calculate the power and energy. When the power wiring connection is create the required input channels are automatically enabled.In some cases the operator may wish to enable additional channels for other measurements. This will not affect the power or energy measurements.
Published: 6 December 2018
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Transferring data from the MPQ to the PC
Data can be transferred from the MPQ to your PC in 3 ways – direct download, via SD card, and via USB stick. All 3 methods are discussed in this article.
Published: 7 November 2018
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Scheduled run - MPQ series of power quality analysers
The MPQ Series of Power Quality Analysers can be programmed to start and stop recording at specific times. This type of test is called a scheduled run.
Published: 6 November 2018
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