Schneider Electric introduces feature-rich feeder meter for utilities

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Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today introduced the PowerLogic ION7400 three phase power meter, the newest addition to the PowerLogic portfolio. Ideally suited for feeder applications in electric utilities, the meter provides significant capabilities which include Class 0.2 revenue metering accuracy, Class S power quality, a utility-focused full color display and multi-protocol, multi-port communications.

The meters also integrate seamlessly with StruxureWare Power Monitoring Expert  analysis software or existing utility SCADA systems, can pinpoint disturbances by determining if they occurred upstream or downstream using patented disturbance direction detection, and can compensate for line loss, power and instrument transformer inaccuracies.

“Utilities today require multiple protocols and more power quality information at the feeder level to meet reliability regulations and provide situational awareness, thereby enabling them to understand system problem areas and fix them quickly,” said Sandra Pedro, utility offer manager for Schneider Electric. “We designed the PowerLogic ION7400 to meet these specific needs, such as Class 0.2 accuracy from feeder meters, in order to help utilities better understand energy served to customers.”

Engineered on a compact, modular and flexible platform, ION7400 meters have the versatility to perform nearly any metering application at key feeder points within a utility’s substation network. In addition to flexibility that enables the meters to integrate with a utility's existing billing/SCADA system, they provide industry leading revenue management (ANSI C12.20 Class 0.2) and network management (IEC 62053-22, Class 0.2S) data, and comply with IEC 61557-12 regulations. The combined accuracy and extensive I/O options make ION7400 meters ideal for even the most demanding substation requirements. Meters are available in both panel-mount and DIN rail-mount form factors, and high-visibility color displays.

PowerLogic ION7400 meters also make use of Schneider Electric’s patented ION technology platform that provides useful preconfigured functions out of the box. The platform can be used to adapt and creatively scale the meter’s functionality to meet nearly requirement – now and in the future.

Schneider Electric will be exhibiting and displaying the PowerLogic ION7400 meters at DistribuTECH 2016 from February 9 - 11, 2016 in Orlando, Florida, at booth 601. 

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