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New Fluke electrical loggers can help reduce facilities’ energy costs

The Fluke 1732 and 1734 Three-Phase Electrical Energy Loggers identify opportunities for critical energy savings

One of the most significant costs at industrial facilities is energy. While many managers view energy as an unavoidable expense, in reality it is a variable cost that can be monitored and managed, significantly improving the bottom line.

Fluke, locally represented by Comtest, now has the Fluke 1732 and 1734 Three-Phase Energy Loggers – powerful tools that are designed to more easily identify sources of electrical energy waste.  Easy to set up and use, and capture key measurements — voltage, current, power, power factor, and other variables like temperature, the 1732/1734 enable managers to understand their energy usage and correlate it to their activities. The new loggers are also Fluke Connect® compatible. Data can be viewed from anywhere via the Fluke Connect mobile app, potentially reducing the number of times a technician must open a panel while wearing full protective equipment.

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The new Fluke 1732 and 1734 Three-Phase Energy Loggers are powerful tools that are designed to more easily identify sources of electrical energy waste. These new loggers are easy to set up and use, and capture key measurements — voltage, current, power, power factor, and other variables like temperature — to enable managers to understand their energy usage and correlate it to their activities.

With the Fluke 1732 and 1734, facility managers and electricians can:

  • Easily discover wasted energy to reduce energy bills.
  • Perform energy studies over a range of electrical power and energy parameters.
  • Perform simple current-only load studies.
  • Use the 1734 to perform advanced energy and load studies with connected data from Fluke Connect modules.

“Energy use in industrial plants is one of the most important areas where costs can be reduced, yet most facility managers are not even aware of how their energy is consumed,” said Paul de la Port, President, Fluke Industrial Group. “The Fluke 1732 and 1734 Energy Loggers deliver a complete picture that identifies opportunities for savings and provides actionable data to reduce energy costs to improve the bottom line.”

The Fluke energy loggers:

  • Measure all three phase conductors: with included three flexible current probes.
  • Provide comprehensive logging: more than 20 separate logging sessions can be stored on the instruments and all measured values are automatically logged to retain measurement trends.
  • Can be powered by the measurement circuit: eliminating the need to find a power outlet and run power cord extensions.
  • Feature fully integrated logging: connect other Fluke Connect devices to the Fluke 1734 to simultaneously log up to two other measurement parameters — virtually any parameter available on a Fluke Connect wireless digital multimeter or module.
  • Can be set up completely in the field through the front panel: no need to return to the workshop for download and setup or to take a computer to the electrical panel as data can be downloaded directly to USB memory stick or via local Wi-Fi. The quick, guided, graphical setup ensures that the right data is captured every time, and the intelligent verification function indicates correct connections have been made, reducing user uncertainty.

The 1732 and 1734 also include the new Energy Analyze Plus application software that delivers more advanced analysis capabilities to better correlate data and make better decisions. The loggers are rated 600 V CAT IV/1000 V CAT III — the highest safety rating in the industry — for safe use at the service entrance and downstream.

For more information on the Fluke 1732 and 1734 Three-Phase Electrical Energy Loggers, or for upcoming seminars, demos or to locate the nearest dealer, contact COMTEST on 010 595 1821 or sales@comtest.co.za

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