Electrotek Concepts, a provider of enterprise power quality and distribution fault location system solutions for electric utilities, announced its new PQView 4 software that provides utilities with a platform to track and identify abnormal power quality events. PQView 4 offers an advanced approach to fault detection and characterization of power quality anomalies on the utility’s distribution system.
PQView is a multi-component software system that builds and analyzes databases of power quality and energy measurements. It stores and quickly analyzes large quantities of power quality disturbance and steady-state measurement data from thousands of utility endpoints. Fault analysis and location functionality in PQView is enabled via its FaultPoint Add-In Module.
“The PQView platform is rapidly becoming the utility industry standard as it is used by large investor-owned utilities and municipal utilities alike,” said David Ellis, President, and CEO, Global Power Technology (Electrotek parent company). “With its new and more expansive feature set, PQView 4 can integrate with most third-party devices and data sources used by utilities to track the health of their distribution systems.”
Some of the new features include:
- Enhanced Fault Detection and Characterization Algorithms
- Fault Location Mapping using Eaton CYMDIST or DNV GL Synergi Electric Databases
- Updated Event Filtering -Enhanced Data Log Trending
- New and Improved Data Handlers for Downloading Third-Party Monitors and Importing IEEE Std 1159.3 PQDIF Files
- New Software Development Kit and API -OSIsoft PI System Data Federation
- New Fully Implemented PQView Commercial Licensing
“On average, use of the PQView reactance-to-fault methodology for fault location saves us close to one hour per feeder outage restoration job. It can also mitigate the use of capacitive discharge thumpers by providing a better starting point for the fault locating activities,” said Christopher Jones, Department Manager, System Design Distribution Engineering at Con Edison.
Electrotek’s PQView software platform is used by more than 80 utilities on five continents.