Don't wait for transient voltage excursions to take your network, plant or process down! ION power meters monitor critical electrical parameters and spot trouble so you stay in control.
As new more efficient equipment is connected to electrical distribution systems, voltage quality degrades. Much of the new equipment is non-linear, drawing power from electrical systems in ways that increase distorting harmonic currents. Transient voltage excursions can destroy microprocessor-based equipment, snarl communications, and wipe out valuable data. Highly distorted voltages waste power, overheat motors and transformers, and shorten equipment life. ION power meters capture and log data in real-time. This data can lead to predicting, preventing, and resolving power quality problems.
Quasar Systems NZ’s leading supplier and integrator of revenue and power quality meters and metering systems to local power generators and distributors has recently been awarded a contract by Transpower New Zealand for the supply of revenue meters following an extensive evaluation programme.
Transpower has approximately 450 legacy revenue meters installed at some 152 substations throughout New Zealand. When purchased in the early 1990’s the meters were ‘state of the art’ technology but are now nearing the end of their physical life.
Contact Energy is a large, dynamic company playing a pivotal role in New Zealand’s energy sector. Generating between 25 and 30 percent of New Zealand’s electricity, the Company recently celebrated the completion of their Generation Meters Project by Quasar Systems.
The works and services undertaken for this contract relate to the replacement of obsolete metering and data recorder hardware with modern technologies, and the supply of a metering system suitable for delivering generation metering data to external metering data collection and other business applications.