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Portable wireless metering

Abstract

Portable meters were discussed as alternatives to standard billing meters for temporary installations. Current, voltage and power factor at a distribution station were measured to calculate kW and kVAR, using an easy to install product that communicates live readings directly to the existing billing system. A background of situations where temporary metering is a possible alternative to regular meters was presented. Use of electronic, clamp on Electronic Recording Ammeters (ERA) and their drawbacks were discussed. An improved temporary metering solution using FM radio transmission to deliver live data to a receiving device, the Eagle Series 3500, was introduced. Improvements over previous ERA systems were discussed, including accuracy, lack of batteries, immediate confirmation of functionality, current, voltage and power factor monitoring, direct feed to billing system, line crew savings, need for only a single unit at any given site, bi-directional power flow metering, independent report storage media, and a portable voltage and P.F. diagnostic tool. Details of trial applications at the Utopia distribution station west of Barrie, ON were presented. This technology was said to be still in the testing stage, but its flexibility and economy were sonsidered to be very promising for future application.
Authors:
DiPaola, L [1] 
  1. Powtel Monitoring Systems, Inc., Ajax, ON (Canada)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1995
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CONF-9409437-; CEA-95-M-131
Reference Number:
SCA: 290100; PA: CANM-96:000102; EDB-96:105272; SN: 96001613801
Resource Relation:
Conference: Electricity `95, Vancouver (Canada), 25-28 Sep 1994; Other Information: PBD: 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of Conference proceedings of the engineering and operating division. Electricity `95; PB: [800] p.; Electricity `95. Fall 1994 and 1995 conference proceedings
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; METERING; ALTERNATING CURRENT; POWER METERS; PORTABLE EQUIPMENT
Sponsoring Organizations:
Canadian Electrical Association, Montreal, PQ (Canada). Corporate Resources Div.
OSTI ID:
254328
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: CA9600102
Availability:
Available from: Canadian Electrical Association, Suite 1600 - 1 Westmount Square, Montreal, PQ, Canada, H3Z 2P9
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
pp. Paper 95-M-131; Other: SZ: 130070 KB, CD-ROM; PL:
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

DiPaola, L. Portable wireless metering. Canada: N. p., 1995. Web.
DiPaola, L. Portable wireless metering. Canada.
DiPaola, L. 1995. "Portable wireless metering." Canada.
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title = {Portable wireless metering}
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abstractNote = {Portable meters were discussed as alternatives to standard billing meters for temporary installations. Current, voltage and power factor at a distribution station were measured to calculate kW and kVAR, using an easy to install product that communicates live readings directly to the existing billing system. A background of situations where temporary metering is a possible alternative to regular meters was presented. Use of electronic, clamp on Electronic Recording Ammeters (ERA) and their drawbacks were discussed. An improved temporary metering solution using FM radio transmission to deliver live data to a receiving device, the Eagle Series 3500, was introduced. Improvements over previous ERA systems were discussed, including accuracy, lack of batteries, immediate confirmation of functionality, current, voltage and power factor monitoring, direct feed to billing system, line crew savings, need for only a single unit at any given site, bi-directional power flow metering, independent report storage media, and a portable voltage and P.F. diagnostic tool. Details of trial applications at the Utopia distribution station west of Barrie, ON were presented. This technology was said to be still in the testing stage, but its flexibility and economy were sonsidered to be very promising for future application.}
place = {Canada}
year = {1995}
month = {Dec}
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