Quasar Innovation & Solutions
We have developed many innovative systems and products that have enabled our customers to gain a competitive advantage in their own businesses and markets.
A system of aggregating energy and power values from multiple devices locally without relying on remote software. Used for multiple generators at power stations or multiple feeders at substations, the Master meter polls information from Slave meters, and computes the aggregate values.
This method ensures the highest level of security by performing aggregation at a single 'point of truth', and at the closest point to the place of measurement.
Power Factor Correction
Quasar provides a powerful solution for Power Factor Correction as applied by an electrical power utility to improve the stability and efficiency of the transmission network, or installed by industrial or commercial customers to reduce the costs charged to them by their electricity supplier. Based on ION Enterprise software and ION meters, the design of this value added feature allows for up to six stages of contactors/capacitor banks and up to 31 steps of control.
By including the ION Enterprise software to the system, on-screen displays of real time operation, system setup, and logging is provided, as well as complete control over frequency of switching, capacitor discharge time, and 'Stage Recur' etc.
Transformer Smart Metering
Smart meters installed at kiosk transformers at 11kV / 400V substations provide real-time and historical information, crucial to managing a distribution network.
Advanced ION Meters & StruxureWare Power Monitoring Expert Software.
Monitoring transformer demand, operation, and health throughout the distribution network using the advanced ION Meters and StruxureWare Power Monitoring Expert Software.
Disturbance Direction Detection
Both the ION7550 and the ION7650 now have disturbance direction detection. This feature enables you to determine the location of a disturbance more quickly and accurately.
When a disturbance occurs, the meter analyses the disturbance information to determine the direction of the disturbance relative to the meter.
Intelligent Transformer Temperature Monitor
Featuring on-board displays of transformer winding temperatures, the Intelligent Transformer Temperature Monitor, also has analogue outputs, plus serial and Ethernet communication ports for SCADA via DNP3, DNPi, Modbus, Modbus TCP and ION protocols.
Reports statistical data such as over-temperature, time and date the temperature exceeded the set value, how long it remained above the set value, what its maximum value was, which winding it was, and other important information.
Multiple fan control, and 30-day on-board logging of historical data offer stand-alone features available on in intelligent devices.
ION7650, ION 8800 and ION 8650 meters provide IEC6100-4-30 compliance reporting. Three data recorders are used to log parameters related to 4-30 compliance and to create reports.
Frequency Control Ancillary Services
The Quasar FCAS add-on application for the ION 7650, ION 8600A and ION 8800A power meters provides compliance monitoring of frequency excursions. The application is a package combining ION meter frameworks, software frameworks, screens and reporting.
Quasar's FCAS application provides high speed monitoring of many parameters for a period of x seconds before, and x seconds after a frequency disturbance. It combines monitoring of system frequency, recording of frequency, load and disturbance time, and presenting this data in spreadsheet format.
The feature is designed to meet or exceed the requirements of the New Zealand and Australian markets.
Managed System Support
Quasar offers support to ION and PowerLogic power monitoring system users. From installation, to operation and maintenance, Quasar's Managed System Support provides the know-how to maximise your productivity and get the most from your energy management & power quality monitoring systems.
MSS is high regarded by our clients who appreciate the value of having Quasar proactively managing and maintaining this important aspect of the business. This level of support is particularly appropriate for:
Power Quality Monitoring
Power quality has never been more important than it is today for both suppliers and consumers. This is due to the increasing presence of induced harmonic voltages and currents in the electrical supplies.
Harmonics, voltage sag/swells, transients, and poor power factor all contribute to an increased risk of serious damage to electrical plant and equipment and the consequent high cost of repairs, plus loss of supply and the consequent customer dissatisfaction.
Quasar's Power Quality Monitoring provides complete solutions for monitoring, alarming, reporting and alerting of Power Quality Events.
IEC61850 Protocol in ION Meters
ION7550 & ION7650 meters support up to four dedicated simultaneous IEC 61850 client connections through the meter's Ethernet port. IEC 61850 the Ethernet-based protocol designed for electrical substations.
IEEE or IEC Convention Selection
The convention settings on ION 7550 & ION7650 meters enable you to set certain parameters to either IEEE or IEC conventions. These settings affect the front panel display and harmonics calculations.
Quasar is a leading supplier and integrator of advanced energy & power quality monitoring systems, SCADA & HMI systems, fortified communications, and intelligent substation security systems.
Almost every major power generation and network distribution utility in New Zealand and many of the country's foremost industrial, educational and commercial concerns enjoy the significant benefits of Quasar's 3 decades of experience in advanced system delivery.
Quasar are just a brilliant company to work with. Everything was done very professionally and they had all the answers. We will certainly work with them again and will continue to recommend them.
Lyall Sullivan | Electrical Services Team Leader | TVNZ