Schneider power meter uses IoT technologies

  • August 24, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Schneider Electric has announced a high-density power meter that uses IoT-enabled technologies, including Modbus, SNMP and Bacnet TCP/IP, so users can better manage power consumption, optimise uptime and allocate energy costs.
The PowerLogic HDPM6000 range is for cost and network management in critical facilities.
Designed for new construction or retrofit installations, these panel-board or busway multi-circuit meters meet a wide array of power applications. Suitable for data centres, hospitals or industrial facilities with critical power needs, the meters are equipped with features that facilitate simple installation.
They also provide building operators and facility managers with power quality data at the branch circuit level that can be integrated with EcoStruxure edge control software or other third-party management systems.
“The new HDPM6000 solves the challenges that organisations are currently facing in enabling more robust metering and power management in critical power environments,” said Philip Cannon, offer manager for French company Schneider Electric. “With this new range of high-density metering, whether in busway or panel-board applications, installation and integration time are reduced, giving facility managers the important data and power quality analytics that they need to improve operational efficiency and uptime.”
The meters are modular and scalable to meet the needs of expanding electrical networks, including simplified installation to reduce wiring errors. Asset management lets them monitor up to 192 circuits and identify increased risks in branch circuits to detect potential issues.
Data logging with on-board memory meets the needs of robust code compliance applications. Panel-board and busway monitoring comes with configuration and monitoring via an embedded web page or optional HMI touch screen and integration with EcoStruxure Power applications via power monitoring or scada operations .
Cyber security helps reduce vulnerabilities to critical power assets and systems and reinforces security strategies.
With monitoring of up to 192 circuits to identify increased harmonics and help prevent potential failures, the meter’s web interface allows commissioning and configuration on branch circuits, and it adapts to changes in distributed architectures and scales to future requirements.
Designed to offer flexibility for retrofit applications, the split core current transformers also have high accuracy and linearity. The form factor enables installation in existing panels with limited space.
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