Power Quality Consultants
POWER QUALITY CONSULTING SERVICES
Client Consulting - Advanced “On-Site” Investigations Capability.
Our Consultants use the best Power Monitoring (Fluke / RPM) and other equipment available while investigating problems on site.
Full Range of Computer Room, Data Center & Process Control Testing capability for problems that are unexplained. Power, grounding, contractor construction problems, ESD (Electrostatic Fields / Voltages / Temp RH / Floor Resistance), ELF, EMI (magnetic fields, etc.), Net Sequence Currents. Spectrum analysis sweep at extra cost..
Large multi-site and small facilities
Harmonics discovery and mitigation
Sag’s, Surge’s, Transients, Glitches, Power Line Switching Dropouts – if there’s a problem there we will find it!
Military & Civilian Telephone Office and Cell Site incoming power 3-Phase (50/60/400 HZ) and 48 VDC long term monitoring and Battery Pack and Charger Issues with same especially configured instruments. We have several instruments designed especially for this type of problem solving at additional cost.
Net Sequence Currents, Current on Grounds, Transformer stray magnetic fields.
Aircraft, Military, Shipboard power harmonics mitigation @ 400 HZ (Inventor and patented designs.)
Safety: Low current leakage faults causing “weird system crashes” or patient danger – have special sensitive equipment to "see, hear and identify" causes.
Ground Fault discovery and their Correction - large source of unexplained problems.
Emergency Power Systems Design: UPS, Generator, problems – Sync-up, sizing issues
Disaster Prevention, Power System redesign and Hardening Power to Critical “Must Run” sites.
This site can run independently for one week on emergency power before requiring a tanker (actually, ran 23 days non-stop during recent hurricane). (See generator and custom designed double layer fuel tank in picture at right top of this page.
Strong conservatively designed earth grounding system with long ground rods and ground ring around facility < than 1 ohm ground impedance design from our earth testing instruments. See pictures at www.groundingconsultants.com made at that time.)
Downtime Reduction / Service Cost Reduction at Problem Sites: So if you really are serious about reliability and uptime - we can lessen your billed service costs for downtime. One client was spending about 1 million per year in service costs - after we investigated and implemented changes -- downtime was way down and services costs were reduced to about $250,000.00 per year in the first year afterwards. This has been typical over the years for our clients "if you are willing to invest in reliability".
Carry “No-Touch” Infrared Scanner to find Hot Breakers, Hot Busses, Hot Transformers, Hot wires with Loose or High Impedance Connections etc.
We assist Manufacturers in resolving “Field Problems” from lightning damage and transients by analyzing their issues, doing private destructive surge testing to make your product more suitable and hardened to the real world and making our written report to your engineers with recommendations as to improvements in your design, if required, for problem resolution.
Investigate insurance claims.
UPS – Generator Load Bank Testing or Initial Turnover
Contractor verification for performance and compliance.
Field Service Organization assistance with weird "unsolvable" "fluky" field problems
Elevator blowing fuses and trapping people? We can find out why for you!
Had a Lightning Strike and suffered extensive damage to your operations? Let us “Harden-Up” your Electrical and Grounding Systems for high immunity against the next strike! How much did it cost you last time?
If your work rules require vendors to have special safety training or equipment – we will meet that requirement within reason – under your guidance. (Fireproof (nomex) clothing, plastic shields, safety glasses etc..) Our Consultants are currently provided with all OSHA / NFPA 70E required gear to function in most hazardous industrial environments.
Inter-building power and grounding issues: Blowing out phones, LAN cards, power supplies and memory chips. (Utility neutral current flowing over your ground system.)
Design and application of power quality solutions such as: Surge Suppressors, UPS Systems, Back-up Generators, Power System Hardening for greater reliability, Isolating and K-Factor transformers. In special situations we assist in transformer design to meet situational requirements.
Project management using your electrical contractor to correct issues discovered and published in our written report.
Lightning Protection Systems and Grounding for critical needs.
Medical Power & Grounding for surgery, diagnostic imaging (MRI, PET, CT, Lith, Heart Cath.), Phones, information management, telemetry interference, Code required Critical Power Systems and back-up, Magnetic fields, leakage currents on bio-medical equipment. We can assist in increasing X-Ray tube life...
UPS / Gen-Set Back-UP / Surge Protection Systems - absolutely, positively when things must run without power interruption. 5x 9's
Our Initial Written Report is always included as part of out consulting agreement. Additional reporting is based on additional time and expense.
All our Consulting Fees are based on actual Time & Expense using the "Calendar Day "(12 am to 11:59 pm local time).
We can find your Ground Faults on your Main Service or multiple Main Services for your Facilities and guide you in correcting - most can be resolved with our services and your electrician staff while on site.
We look for “Weird” and Complex Issues with our extensive array of custom and special instruments to look for, discover and correct:
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
Radio Frequency Interference (RFI)
Electric Fields and Power Line related fields. (ELF)
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) / Temp. RH relationships
Computer Room Air-conditioning under-floor airflow / cable tray restrictions.
Cable Tracing up to 15,000 feet
LAN cable verification and Time Delay Reflectometry
Breaker Blowing with small, large single or 3-ph equipment
Current or magnetic fields on the steel building structure conduits and equipment.
Ground Current Elimination
In short, we offer a wide range of electronic / electrical engineering diagnostic troubleshooting skills coupled with strong equipment capability to investigate almost any problem for any company, business or governmental entity. 20% premium added for overseas travel. We are not afraid of accepting the most difficult assignments except worn torn areas or towers - higher rates will apply in those instances plus 50% premium..