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Trusted Solutions for Power Quality, Energy Efficiency, and Power Compliance

 

Global environmental market forces considerably impact how products are manufactured. Affordable, clean energy is a sustainable development goal intended to drive better efficiency.

In an effort to save energy through efficiency gains, those gains are often counteracted with power quality impacts due to the growing use of non-linear devices in product designs. Minimizing power quality issues, such as harmonics, while improving efficiency can help lower worldwide dependency on energy, while meeting the Department of Energy’s (DOE) efficiency compliance goals.

Power Compliance | Power Quality | Energy Efficiency | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

Whether a product generates power or consumes it, the measurement of energy efficiency, power quality, and power compliance is a universal requirement. Yokogawa Test&Measurement has unique and powerful analysis solutions to address these power needs.

 

Power Quality Power Compliance Power Efficiency Featured Content | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

 

Choosing the Right Instrument for Power Quality and Energy Efficiency - Power Compliance, Efficiency, and Harmonics Tests
Application Note

Power quality, power efficiency, and power compliance are terms often used interchangeably, but actually have different meanings depending on the industry being referenced. Three variables to consider when choosing the best instrument for power compliance and power quality measurements are measurement type, measurement standard, and instrument type. This application note defines these variables and provides guidance to make the most accurate power quality, efficiency, or compliance measurement.

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Choosing the Right Instrument for Power Quality and Energy Efficiency - Power Compliance, Efficiency, and Harmonics Tests | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

 

Power Quality and Energy Efficiency for Power Measurements
White Paper

More than 40% of the total energy consumed in the United States is used to operate buildings, with most of that energy consumed by appliances and building-related equipment.

This white paper demonstrates the close relationship between power efficiency and power quality and identifies causes and types of power quality issues.

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Power Quality and Energy Efficiency for Power Measurements | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

 

eBook

Electricity Applied Ebook | Yokogawa Test & Measurement

Electricity Applied

Electrical systems designed for efficiency in the >90% range require specialized analyzers to properly measure small energy losses in complex systems. Yokogawa provides guaranteed power accuracy across the entire bandwidth range to ensure the most accurate efficiency calculation. 
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Webinar

Harmonic Analysis on Distorted Waveforms Webinar | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

Harmonics

Concerned with voltage and current harmonics on your product's power system? There are numerous power quality standards with specifications and limits for harmonic distortion. Gain insights on the design, validation, and production testing processes through the  fundamentals of harmonics, measurements on distorted waveforms, and instrument considerations. 
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Case Study 

AC Kinetics Case Study | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

AC Kinetics

Industry standards such as IEEE, CE, IEC, and MIL-STD dictate testing procedures and limits for passing criteria. Yokogawa has instrumentation certified to meet the requirements of these standards to make sure the test only needs to be made once. 
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Power Measurement Challenge | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

The non-linear semiconductors used in inverters to transform DC power to AC power inherently generate harmonics and noise, originating in the high dv/dt and di/dt semiconductor switching transients. It is important to measure energy efficiency and monitor the power quality to determine if levels are compliant within acceptable limits.

The Measurement Challenge Power Measurement | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

The best instruments to perform these measurements can vary depending on the measurement type and measurement points. Energy efficiency measurements are best made with a precision power analyzer, but transient waveform capture is often better achieved with a Power Scope. Power compliance ensures a product meets industry standards and that the proper solution is specific to the standard being tested.

 

Power Quality Power Efficiency Power Compliance Applications | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

When fractions of a percent matter

Electrical systems designed for efficiency in the >90% range require specialized analyzers to properly measure small energy losses in complex systems. Yokogawa Test&Measurement provides guaranteed power accuracy across the entire bandwidth range to ensure the most accurate efficiency calculation. Click to learn more.

Power Quality

Power Quality | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

When you must be right

Power quality is about compatibility. Is your grid-connected equipment compatible with the power provided, or is power delivered by the grid compatible with your equipment? Yokogawa Test&Measurement has the tools to accurately measure power signals, even with dips, swells, and sags. Click to learn more.

 

Power Compliance 

Power Compliance | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

When you need to comply

Industry standards such as IEEE, CE, IEC, and MIL-STD dictate testing procedures and limits for passing criteria. Yokogawa Test&Measurement has certified instrumentation that meets the requirements of these standards, ensuring that testing only needs to be happen once. Click to learn more.


 

 

Energy Efficiency | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

Energy Efficiency

Electrical systems designed for efficiency in the >95% range require specialized analyzers that properly measure small energy losses in complex systems. Yokogawa Test&Measurement provides guaranteed power accuracy across the entire bandwidth range to ensure the most accurate efficiency calculation.

Energy Efficiency Diagram | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

 

Power Efficiency Resources | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

 

IEC62301 Standards Testing for Standby Power Measurement​​
Application Note

Energy consumption in low-power and standby modes is recognized as an important issue due to increased awareness that energy resources are becoming more limited and the demand for energy-saving household electrical appliances continues to grow. Internationally recognized standard IEC62301 Ed2.0 (2011)defines standby mode as the lowest energy consumption of an appliance not performing its main function, when connected to the mains, and also defines the test methods and requirements for both the mains supply and the test equipment.

Read the App Note

IEC62301 Standards Testing for Standby Power Measurement | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

 

Power Quality and Energy Efficiency for Power Measurements
White Paper

More than 40% of the total energy consumed in the United States is used to operate buildings, with most of that energy consumed by appliances and building-related equipment.

This white paper demonstrates the close relationship between power efficiency and power quality and identifies causes and types of power quality issues.

Read the White Paper

Power Quality and Energy Efficiency for Power Measurements | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

 

 

Have Test and Measurement Questions? | Yokogawa Test&MeasurementStill not certain which instrument works best for your power measurement needs?

Click the "Live Chat" button on the side of the screen to discuss your needs with a Precision Maker, or read the app note Choosing the Right Instrument for Power Quality and Energy Efficiency - Power Compliance, Efficiency, and Harmonics Tests. In this document, the variables of measurement type, measurement standard, and instrument type are defined based on industry-specific requirements, ensuring you make a fully-informed selection that meets your needs.

Power Quality | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

Power Quality

Power quality is about compatibility. Is your grid-connected equipment compatible with the power provided, or is power delivered by the grid compatible with your equipment? Yokogawa Test&Measurement has the tools to accurately measure power signals, even with dips, swells, and sags.

Power Quality Diagram | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

 

Power Quality Resources | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

How to Make Successful Harmonic Measurements
Application Note

Efficiency and power quality standards for appliances and equipment used in residential and commercial buildings are designed to reduce energy costs. Generating reliable power is paramount in critical generation systems such as those in aerospace, military, and standby power applications. Power standards for generation systems typically focus on ensuring robust power networks. The efficiency and reliability of power networks are maximized by increasing the power quality of the system. Harmonic content is a key contributor to low power quality, and agency standards are written to ensure manufacturers take action to measure and control harmonics.

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How to Make Successful Harmonic Measurements | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

 

Harmonic and Voltage Fluctuation/Flicker Measurement According to IEC61000
Application Note

The 50/60Hz commercial power supply waveform is a sine wave. When a device such as an inverter-driven motor or switching power supply is connected, a frequency component that is an integer multiple of the 50Hz/60H signal is generated, distorting the commercial power supply. This application note describes the IEC61000 harmonics and flicker solution.

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Harmonic Voltage Fluctuation/Flicker Measurement According to IEC61000 | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

 

Capture and Measure Transient Phenomena on Power Signals with a Power Scope
Video

In several applications, especially those testing AC power to a standard such as IEC61000-3-11, voltage and current signals must be monitored for major dips and/or swells in the signal. This can be done with instruments capable of reporting rms values, including power analyzers, traditional oscilloscopes, and some data acquisition systems. To properly test to a standard, however, the instrument must have an accuracy spec that is traceable back to a national standard of calibration such as ISO17025 or NIST.

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Capture & Measure Transient Phenomena on Power Signals with a Power Scope | Yokogawa Test & Measurement

 

How to Test to IEC Standards Using a Power Analyzer and Harmonic Flicker Testing Software
Video

This video demonstrates how to test to an IEC standard (IEC 61000) using a Yokogawa Test&Measurement WT5000 Precision Power Analyzer and the harmonic flicker testing software. The software automates the process of judging if the device under test is compliant with the chosen standard and allows you to output the necessary test reports for your records.

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How to Test to IEC Standards Using a Power Analyzer & Harmonic Flicker Testing Software | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

 

Energy Page Recommended Solutions | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

For IEC Harmonics (EN61000-3-2/IEC61000-3-2, EN61000-3-12/EN61000-3-12, EN61000-4-7, JIS C61000-3-2, JIS C61000-4-7)

For IEC Flicker (EN61000-3-3/IEC61000-3-3, EN61000-3-11/EN61000-3-11, EN61000-4-15/IEC61000-4-15)

WT5000 Precision Power Analyzer | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

 

 

Have Test and Measurement Questions? | Yokogawa Test&MeasurementStill not certain which instrument works best for your power measurement needs?

Click the "Live Chat" button on the side of the screen to discuss your needs with a Precision Maker, or read the app note Choosing the Right Instrument for Power Quality and Energy Efficiency - Power Compliance, Efficiency, and Harmonics Tests. In this document, the variables of measurement type, measurement standard, and instrument type are defined based on industry-specific requirements, ensuring you make a fully-informed selection that meets your needs.

Power Compliance | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

Power Compliance

Industry standards such as IEEE, CE, IEC, and MIL-STD dictate testing procedures and limits for passing criteria. Yokogawa Test&Measurement has certified instrumentation that meets the requirements of these standards, ensuring that testing only needs to be happen once.

Power Measurement Equipment Selection Table | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

 

Power Compliance Resources | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

How to Measure Standby Power Using Power Consumption Measurement Software
Video

The Power Consumption Measuring Software from Yokogawa Test&Measurement provides a comprehensive solution for standby power testing and meets the requirements of IEC 62301:2011 Ed2.0 – Household electrical appliances (measurement of standby power)and EN 50564:2011 – Electrical and electronic household and office equipment (measurement of low power consumption). In this video, application engineer Kourtney Morrison demonstrates how to use the software for easy standby power measurement.

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How to Measure Standby Power Using Power Consumption Measurement Software | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

 

IEC62301 Standards Testing for Standby Power Measurement​​
Application Note

Energy consumption in low-power and standby modes is recognized as an important issue due to increased awareness that energy resources are becoming more limited and the demand for energy-saving household electrical appliances continues to grow. Internationally recognized standard IEC62301 Ed2.0 (2011)defines standby mode as the lowest energy consumption of an appliance not performing its main function, when connected to the mains, and also defines the test methods and requirements for both the mains supply and the test equipment.

Read the App Note

IEC62301 Standards Testing for Standby Power Measurement | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

 

Capture and Measure Transient Phenomena on Power Signals with a Power Scope
Video

In several applications, especially those testing AC power to a standard such as IEC61000-3-11, voltage and current signals must be monitored for major dips and/or swells in the signal. This can be done with instruments capable of reporting rms values, including power analyzers, traditional oscilloscopes, and some data acquisition systems. To properly test to a standard, however, the instrument must have an accuracy spec that is traceable back to a national standard of calibration such as ISO17025 or NIST.

View the Video

Capture & Measure Transient Phenomena on Power Signals with a Power Scope | Yokogawa Test & Measurement

 

Energy Page Recommended Solutions | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

 

For MIL-STD-1399 Section 300B

PX8000 Precision Power Scope | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

 

 

 

 

For IEC Harmonics (EN61000-3-2/IEC61000-3-2, EN61000-3-12/EN61000-3-12, EN61000-4-7, JIS C61000-3-2, JIS C61000-4-7)

For IEC Flicker (EN61000-3-3/IEC61000-3-3, EN61000-3-11/EN61000-3-11, EN61000-4-15/IEC61000-4-15)

WT5000 Precision Power Analyzer | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

 

 

For Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC)

WT300 Digital Power Analyzer | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

 

 

For IESNA LM79-2008

WT300E Digital Power Analyzer | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

 

 

For UL1741SA

WT1800E High Performance Power Analyzer | Yokogawa Test&Measurement

 

 

 

Have Test and Measurement Questions? | Yokogawa Test&MeasurementStill not certain which instrument works best for your power measurement needs?

Click the "Live Chat" button on the side of the screen to discuss your needs with a Precision Maker, or read the app note Choosing the Right Instrument for Power Quality and Energy Efficiency - Power Compliance, Efficiency, and Harmonics Tests. In this document, the variables of measurement type, measurement standard, and instrument type are defined based on industry-specific requirements, ensuring you make a fully-informed selection that meets your needs.

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