Inside the Cabinet: Locate, analyze, and identify automation control & communication issues >>

Thinking Outside of the Cabinet

Locate, Analyze, and Identify Issues Before They Reach the Control Panel

Today's diagnostic equipment can help save large amounts of energy while reducing costly, unplanned downtime in modern process plants. Fluke test and measurement tools can diagnose and prevent possible catastrophes in overall system health, sensing, and power quality, when you conduct regular, routine maintenance and repair.

System Health: Motors, Drives, Pumps, Fans, & Compressors

Keeping a production line in top condition means monitoring complex systems to reduce or avoid glitches and failures at the unit level: electrical distribution systems, variable frequency drives (VFDs), programmable logic controllers (PLCs), lighting, communication circuitry, controls, emergency-stop systems, and more. Undiagnosed, these glitches/failures can cause tripping of conveyor drive systems, communication system failures, overheating equipment, and unsafe electrical systems. Fluke test and measurement tools help prevent downtime and additional costs, like unplanned labor, expediting parts, and lost production.

Moving a Production Line >>

Top 5 Benefits of Vibration Monitoring >>

How to Troubleshoot Motors & Drives

Measuring Short Interrupts with 190-II Scopemeters

How to Test Motors with 1587 FC Insulation Tester >>


190 Portable Digital Oscilloscopes >>

435-II Energy & Power Analyzers >>

1587 Combination Electrical Testing & Insulation Meters >>

810 Vibration Testers >>
 

805 Vibration
Meters >>

3561 FC Vibration
Sensors >>

87V Digital
Multimeters >>

376 FC Clamp
Meters >>

Sensing: Pressure, Temperature, & Electrical Signals

Process manufacturing plants require hundreds – even thousands – of sophisticated devices that perform countless critical operations ceaselessly, accurately, and reliably. Those devices, in turn, require regular inspection, testing, calibration, and repair. In a plant, a complete batch of products can be ruined if something goes awry at a critical point in the process, such as sensors malfunctioning and no longer collecting data. Fluke meters and calibrators allow you to test, measure, diagnose, and calibrate systems to prevent unplanned downtime and wasted costs.

Using Loop Power for Process Instruments & Loop Testing >>

Pressure Calibration

Calibration & Documentation: Costs, Benefits, and Feasibility


773 Milliamp Process
Clamp Meter >>

726 Precision Multi-Function Calibrator >>

754 Full-Featured Documenting Process Calibrator >>

Power Quality: Panel & Component Requirements

Power quality is critical. Issues with power quality can cause processes and equipment to malfunction or shut down, and the consequences range from excessive energy costs to bringing production to a complete stop. Most problems originate inside the facility and may be due to improper installation, equipment operated outside of design parameters, improper shielding or lack of power factor correction, and deteriorated cable insulation or grounding connections. These factors justify investing in in-house power-quality testing and monitoring products by Fluke.

Basic Power Quality Methodology & Common Culprits

6 Things to Consider Before Making Power Quality Measurements

Guide to 30-Day Load Studies with Fluke Loggers

The Costs of Poor Power Quality (435-II)

Case Study: Save Time & Improve Safety


1738 3-Phase Power Logger w/ Fluke Connect® >>

435-II Power Quality & Energy Analyzer >>

438-II Power Quality and Motor Analyzer >>
 

3540 FC 3-Phase Power Monitor & Condition Monitoring Kit >>

Ti450 PRO 60 Hz Professional
Thermal Imager >>