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Fluke Power Quality Tools Qualify for 100% First Year Capital Allowances

Fluke 434 Series II Power Quality AnalyserThe Government’s Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) Scheme provides businesses with enhanced tax relief for investments in equipment that meets published energy-saving criteria, providing 100% first year capital allowances on qualifying equipment.

The rugged, portable, three-phase Fluke power quality tools – the latest Fluke 435 and 434 Series II Power Quality Analysers, the Fluke 1745, 1744 and 1743 Power Quality Loggers and the Fluke 1735 Power Logger -  all qualify under the ECA Scheme. Additional benefits to companies purchasing ECA qualifying energy efficient technologies may include improved cash flow, lower energy bills, and a reduction in Climate Change levy or CRC payment. See http://etl.decc.gov.uk/etl/  to find out more details of the Government scheme.

The Fluke 430 Series II three-phase Power Quality Analysers use a patented algorithm to measure energy waste and quantify its cost. They help facilities reduce electrical power consumption and improve the performance and lifespan of electro-mechanical equipment by providing the ROI justification to mitigate power quality distortion. Long the most popular three-phase power quality analysers on the market because of their simultaneous display-and-record capabilities, the updated 430 Series II models feature three new measurement functions as well as hardware, software and firmware improvements. Previously, only experts could calculate how much energy was being wasted due to power quality issues. With the new, patented Unified Power function of the handheld Fluke 430 Series II, electricians, utility technicians, electrical engineers, field service technicians, and energy consultants can automatically determine how much power is being wasted and calculate exactly what the extra consumption costs.

The Fluke 1745, 1744 and 1743 Three-Phase Power Quality Loggers, designed to simultaneously log up to 500 parameters for up to 85 days, offer rapid plug-and-play setup for analysing disturbances, validating incoming power compliance, capacity verification before adding loads, and energy and power quality assessment before and after improvements. The unit takes its power from the system being logged in installations up to 660V. Stored data can be downloaded to a PC even while recording is taking place. Powerful PQ Log software quickly assesses the quality of power at the service entrance, a substation or at the load according to EN50160 standards. It quickly analyses trends, creates statistical summaries and generates detailed graphs and tables.

The Fluke 1735 three-phase Power Logger records power, energy, and basic power quality parameters for power load studies. It logs electrical power parameters and harmonics for up to 45 days, and captures hard-to-find voltage events. The collected data can be easily downloaded, either locally to a laptop or back in the office. Fluke Power Log software is included for viewing graphs and generating reports. In Load Studies, the Fluke 1735 verifies electrical system capacity before loads are added. For energy assessments, it quantifies energy consumption before and after improvements to justify energy-saving devices. The instrument also uncovers harmonic distortion that can damage or disrupt critical equipment, and it captures voltage events, such as dips and swells that cause spurious resets or nuisance circuit breaker tripping. This data makes it possible to take measures to improve equipment reliability.  The in-built colour screen provides instant information that connections were made correctly.

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