800 Series Power Analyzer PowerVision™ Instruction Manual

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800 Series Power Analyzer PowerVision™ Instruction Manual

800 Series Power Analyzer

PowerVision Instruction Manual


Table of Contents

1. Introduction………………………………. 3

1.1. System requirements…………….. 3

1.2. Interactive demo………………….. 3

2. Installing the software…………………... 4

3. PowerVision Software………………… 9

3.1. Loading the program……………… 9

3.2. Program menu options…………… 10

3.3. Program icons…………………….. 11

4. Downloading data from the analyzer…. 12

5. Files………………………………………. 14

5.1. Opening a file……………………… 14

5.2. File management………………….. 16

6. Analysis Tools……………………………. 17

6.1. Tables………………………………. 17

6.1.1. Creating a table……………… 17

6.1.2. Printing tables………………. 19

6.1.3. Exporting tables……………. 20

6.2. Graphs……………………………… 22

6.2.1. Creating a graph……………. 22

6.2.2. Graphing capabilities……….. 24

6.2.3. Graphing tools………………. 26

6.2.4. Data analysis………………… 28

6.2.5. Configuring graphs………….. 32

6.2.6. Printing graphs………………. 36

6.2.7. Exporting graphs……………. 37

6.3. Energy studies…………………….. 39

6.4. Quality studies…………………….. 42

6.4.1. Creating a quality study……. 42

6.4.2. Data analysis ……………….. 45

6.4.3. Voltage studies …………….. 47

6.4.4. Harmonics quality studies…. 50

6.4.5. Imbalance quality studies…. 53

6.5. Lists………………………………… 55

7. PowerVision configuration…………… 58

7.1. Windows…………………………… 58

7.2. Language …………………………. 59

7.3. Units and decimals……………….. 60

8. File export………………………………… 61

8.1. Export to text file (.TXT)………….. 61

8.2. Export to picture file (.BMP)……… 63

8.3. Export to database file (.DBF)…… 63

9. PowerVision file types……………….. 65

9.1. STD files…………………………… 65

10. On-line help……………………………… 71

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1. Introduction

This manual is intended to familiarize the new owner of the 800 Series Power Analyzer with the

features and operations of the PowerVision analysis software.

The analysis software provides the user with the ability to analyze the data captured by the 800 Series

Power Analyzer using an extensive set of analysis tools. Data can be configured into a simple list, or

complex tables and graphs. Data from multiple files may also be compared to determine what has

changed from machine to machine, or how the system has deviated from the baseline readings.

Standard power quality and energy reports can be created to assist in pinpointing problem areas and

opportunities to improve energy management within the facility.

This data can also be exported to a text file or database, and any graphs or tables can be exported as

an image to be placed in excel or word documents.

1.1 System requirements

To install the PowerVision software on your PC, you must meet the minimum system requirements:

Windows 95, 98, Me, XP, NT (4.0 or higher) or 2000

32 Megabytes of RAM

Pentium 133 MHz

30 Megabytes of available memory

1.2 Interactive demo

An interactive demo of the 800 series power analyzer is available on the CD included with the power

analyzer. This demo steps through the key features of the analyzer, the display screens of the

analyzer, basic programming instructions the 800 series power analyzer, and a brief overview of the

PowerVision software. To download the software, click on the CD icon at any time after it appears.

At the end of the demonstration, it gives the user the option of downloading the software and instruction

sheets directly from the CD. Software downloads are also available at www.testersandmeters.com in

the technical support area.

To run the interactive demo if the autorun capabilities have been disabled for your system:

1) Select Run from the Microsoft Start menu

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2) Use the Browse button to navigate to the CD drive and run the AnalyzerDemo.exe file, or type

D:\AnalyzerDemo.exe into the text field of the pop-up run box and press enter.

2. Installing the software

To install the software:

As the computer begins the installation, the initial PowerVison introductory screen will appear on the

computer.

1) The windows InstallShield® Wizard will be automatically launched to help step the user through the

installation process.

2) The InstallShield® Wizard begins the installation process with an introductory screen, explaining

the setup process.

3) You can cancel the PowerVision installation at any time by pressing the Cancel button. When

this button is pressed, the InstallShield® Wizard will ask for confirmation before exiting the

installation process.

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4) If you choose to Resume, the installation process will continue from the point it was stopped. If you

choose to Exit Setup, the installation program will end, and no data will be saved.

5) Choosing Next from the introductory screen brings up the program registration screen. Enter your

name, company name and the 10 digit serial number found on the CD cover.

The Next button will not be enabled until the serial number has been entered into the Serial field. If the

Serial number is not a valid number, an error message will appear. If this message appears, click OK

and retype the serial number into the program registration screen.

6) Pressing the Back button on any of the installation screens returns the user to the previous screen.

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7) After the serial number is entered correctly, the Next button will be enabled. Pressing Next brings

up the setup type screen where the user can determine what components of the PowerVision

software will be installed.

8) Two installation choices will appear, typical and custom. For the typical installation, all available

PowerVision components will be installed. For this reason, you will not be able to select Custom.

9) The installation program will create a new folder called PowerVision within an IDEAL folder on

your C drive as the default destination. To accept this destination, and proceed to the start menu

destination screen, press the Next button. (skip to #21)

10) To choose a new destination, press the Browse button. This will bring up the installation folder

dialog box.

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11) Scroll through the available folders to choose an existing folder, or type in the folder name. Press

OK after selecting the program’s destination. If the selected folder does not exist, the computer will

ask you to verify that you want it to create it for you. Press OK and the computer will create a new

folder for you.

12) After the new folder has been selected, the installation program will return to the destination folder

selection screen with the new destination folder highlighted. Press Next to proceed to the start

menu destination screen.

13) In the start menu destination screen, you can determine the start menu program folder where the

user can launch the PowerVision software. The installation wizard automatically chooses the

IDEAL folder as the program’s destination, but this can be changed. To change the start menu

destination folder, scroll through the choices and select a new folder, or type in a new folder name.

14) After the start menu program folder has been selected, press the Next button to begin installing the

software on your PC. The progress will be indicated on the screen.

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15) After the installation is finished, the computer will display a message to inform the user that the

program was successfully installed. Press OK to end the installation process.

16) For some operating systems, the computer must be rebooted before the computer will allow access

to the PowerVision program. In these instances, the computer will display a message indicating

the need to reboot the system. Press OK to reboot your system.

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3. PowerVision software

Once the PowerVision software has been successfully loaded onto your PC, you can load the

program and begin analyzing the data. The wide variety of options that can be performed with the

PowerVIsion software are controlled through the program’s menu options or icons.

3.1 Opening the program

The PowerVision software can be opened using the windows start menu. The following instructions

are based on the default file folder locations. If these were manually changed during the installation

process, use your new file and folder names during the program loading process.

To load the program:

1) Press the Windows Start button to bring up the listing of start menu programs.

2) Use your mouse or the arrow keys to select the Programs folder, the IDEAL folder and the

PowerVision software program. Once this has been highlighted, press enter or the left mouse

button.

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3) The computer will display a introductory screen to let the user know that the PowerVision

software is being loaded onto the computer.

4) The program will open, giving the user access to the PowerVision main screen.

3.2 Program menu options

There are five main menu options to control the functionality of the PowerVision software. This

section of the maual gives an overview of each of them. The specific functionality of the choices within

the menu are covered in depth in the following sections of this instruction sheet.

Files: In this menu option, the user can open the appropriate files, download files from the analyzer, export and list

files and exit the program.

Graphics: In this menu option, the user can take data from an open file and create tables, graphs, energy studies,

quality studies and measurement lists that help the user perform an in-depth analysis.

Configure: In this menu option, the user can configure the units of measure used in the different graphs, change

the language used in the PowerVision software and export information to a database format.

Windows: If more than one graph is open, the windows menu will allow the user to configure how these graphs will

be displayed in the analyzer’s main screen.

Help: In this menu option, the user can access the PowerVision’s on-line help screen to give detailed instructions

on the functionality of the software.

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3.3 Program Icons: There are 10 program icons to control the functionality of the PowerVision

software. This section of the manual gives an overview of each of them. The specific functionality of

the choices within the menu are covered in depth in the following sections of this instruction sheet.

Open Icon: With this icon, the user can open up new files for analysis.

Print Icon: With this icon, the user can print any of the tables, graphs or data lists to a printer.

List Files Icon: With this icon, the user can create a listing of all files currently open in the

PowerVision software.

Export Files Icon: With this icon, the user can export any open files to a text file.

Table Icon: With this icon, the user can create tables from an open file.

Graph Icon: With this icon, the user can create graphs from one or more open files.

Data List Icon: With this icon, the user can create a list of a data variables from one or more

open files.

Energy Icon: With this icon, the user can create energy reports from an open file.

Power Quality Icon: With this icon, the user can create power quality reports from an open

file.

Export Icon: With this icon, the user can export specific readings

Portable Devices Icon: With this icon, the user can download data from the 800 series power

analyzer.

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4. Downloading data from the analyzer

After the power analyzer has successfully recorded the data, then the data needs to be transferred to a

computer for analysis. The PowerVision analysis software primarily controls this process.

To download data to the PowerVision software:

1) Plug the power cord into the power supply/RS-232 interface.

2) Connect the analyzer to the power supply/RS-232 interface with the interface cable.

3) Connect the power supply/RS-232 interface to the serial input on your computer with the RS-232

cable*

*If you computer does not have a serial port, an over the counter RS-232 to USB cable converter can be used

4) Turn the analyzer on.

5) Verify that the analyzer is not recording data.

6) Verify that the analyzer is not in the programming menu.

7) Verify that the analyzer is in the Harmonics program.

8) Launch the PowerVision software. If this has not been loaded onto your computer, place the

enclosed PowerVision CD into your CD ROM drive. It will automatically launch the interactive

demo and give the user the option to load the PowerVision software. (See section 2 for more

information)

9) Go into the drop-down files menu and select portable devices, or press the icon to search for a

connected device.

10) The software will activate the auto-detect feature and begin scanning all communication ports at all

baud rate speeds to find the power analyzer.

11) If no devices are detected, the software will give an error message. Re-connect the analyzer and

step through this process again.

12) Once the connection has been made, the software will display the directory of files in the analyzer’s

memory.

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13) Using the mouse, select a file to be downloaded and left-click on the download button.

14) The software will bring up the file box, giving the user the opportunity to change the file name or

choose the file location.

15) To save the file without any changes, left-click on the save button.

16) To change the name, highlight the file name and type in a new file name.

17) To change the file location, left-click on the down arrow next to the save in: selection box. This

brings up a drop-down menu with the entire file directory of your computer.

18) Double-left-click on the appropriate file location and left-click on the save button.

19) The software will then download the directory to your computer. This may take a few minutes,

depending on the size of the file.

20) Repeat this process until all available files have been downloaded onto the computer.

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If problems exist during the download process, check the following:

1) The cables used to connect the power supply/RS-232 interface to the analyzer and computer are

the cables supplied with the power analyzer.

2) The power supply/RS-232 interface has been connected to a properly grounded receptacle.

3) No other devices are assigned to Comm. Port.

4) If the device is a laptop computer, check that the infrared port has been disabled.

5) The analyzer is not in run mode.

6) The file directory of the analyzer has programs to download.

7) The analyzer is not in the programming menu. You must be in the display screens to download

data.

If problems persist, please contact our Technical Hotline at 877-201-9005 for assistance

5. Files

Once you have downloaded files from the analyzer, you can begin to manipulate the data for an indepth

analysis.

5.1 Opening a file

The PowerVision software allows you to open multiple files for data analysis. This gives you the

ability to compare measurements from different machines or compare a system against baseline

readings.

To open a file:

1) Go into the drop-down files menu and select open, or press the open icon to search for a file.

Open Icon

Drop-down

files menu

2) The software will bring up the open file box, allowing the user to browse through the available files.

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3) Use the mouse or arrow keys to scroll through the available choices and left-click or press enter to

select the desired file name.

4) To choose a new file type, left-click on the down arrow next to the Files of type: selection box. This

will bring up a listing of all the available file types .

5) Double left-click on the appropriate file type. This will bring up a listing of all of the available files for

the new file type.

6) If the file that you are opening is not supported by the software, or the appropriate driver for that

extension was not selected during a custom installation of the software, you will get an error

message.

7) Check to be sure that the file extension is .STD.

8) If you want to open a file that has been recently opened, you can also use the last opened files

selection from the drop-down files menu. Go into the files menu, select last opened files, and it will

list the most recent files opened by the PowerVision software. Select any of these files.

9) When a file is opened, the software automatically launches a window where the user can begin

analysis on the data.

10) Click on the appropriate icon to create graphs, tables, lists, quality and energy reports, or to export

list and print the file.

11) To close this window, left-click on the x in the top right-hand corner.

12) To keep this window from appearing every time you open a file, left-click on the box in the lower

left-hand corner next to “Don’t show this dialog in the future” and close the window by left-clicking

on the x in the top right-hand corner.

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5.2 File management

To assist with file management, the PowerVision software has tools to help the user manage open

files. This is done with the file list viewer. From this screen, you can see all open files, close files and

activate a file.

To open the file viewer screen:

1) Go into the drop-down files menu and select list files, or press the list files icon to open the file list

viewer.

2) The file list viewer lists all of the files that are currently open in the PowerVision software.

3) One of the files will be marked with . This file has been designated as the active file. Active files

will be used as the default file when creating tables, graphs, etc.

4) To change the active file, use the mouse or arrow keys to scroll through the available files. Leftclick

on the desired file and press the Activate button to designate the new file as the active file.

5) To close a file, use the mouse or arrow keys to scroll through the available files. Left-click on the

desired file and press the Close button close the file.

6) Left-click on the OK button to close the file viewer and save all the changes made to the open files.

7) Left-click on the Cancel button to close the file viewer without saving any of the changes made to

the open files.

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5. Analysis Tools

The PowerVision software has 5 different tools to help you with your power quality and energy

management analysis. These tools can be accessed by using the drop-down graphics menu, or by

selecting the appropriate program icon.

6.1 Tables

With this analysis tool, the data is displayed numerically in a tabular format. There is a separate table

for each time period of the recording.

6.1.1 Creating a table

To create a table:

1) Go into the drop-down graphics menu and select table, or press the table icon.

2) The software will bring up a file viewer where the user can select any open file.

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3) Use the mouse or arrow keys to scroll through the open files. Left-click on the desired file and

press the OK button to select a file.

4) To close the viewer without creating a table, press the Cancel button.

5) After a file has been selected, the software will bring up a table selection viewer where the user can

select the table they want to create.

6) Use the mouse or arrow keys to scroll through the available tables. Left-click on the desired file

and press the OK button to select a file.

7) To close the viewer without creating a table, press the Cancel button.

8) After the table type is selected, the software will open the table, allowing the user to begin data

analysis.

The data presented in the table is dependant on the file type. All tables (except for header tables) will

display data captured for each time period. The time stamp for the data is located in the upper lefthand

corner of the table. The period #, located in the upper right-hand corner of the table, designates

which data record is being displayed.

Left-click the mouse on the right or left arrows of the scroll bar to navigate through the different records

of the file. The right arrow moves forward to later records, and the left arrow moves back to previous

records.

Header tables give general information about the file. They do not display any of the data within the

file.

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6.1.2 Printing tables

PowerVision software gives you the ability to print any number of records from the table.

To print a table:

1) There are three ways to print a file, the user can go into the drop-down file menu and select print,

press the print icon, or right-click to bring up the table context menu and select print.

2) After print has been selected, the software will bring up the windows printer selection box. Left-click

on the down arrow next to Name: to bring up a list of available printers, and use the arrow keys or

mouse to scroll through the available choices. Highlight the desired printer and left-click on the OK

button on the lower right-hand corner of the selection box.

3) After the printer has been selected, the PowerVision software brings up the header selection

menu. This menu gives the user the option of creating up to 4 headers to print onto the top of each

table printout.

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4) Press the Cancel button to leave this screen without printing a table.

5) After the desired text is typed into each header field, press the OK button to accept the headers

and move to the record selection screen.

6) Enter the date and time of the first record and the date and time of the last record that you wish to

print. And press the OK button. Press the Cancel button to leave this screen without printing a

table.

6.1.3 Exporting tables

Tables can also be pasted onto a clipboard to be inserted into a spreadsheet or word document, or

saved as a picture file in BMP format. Only one record from the table may be pasted to the clipboard or

saved as a picture file at any one time.

To paste a table to the clipboard:

1) Left-click the mouse on the right or left arrows of the scroll bar to navigate through the different

records of the file.

2) When you have the desired record displayed on the screen, right-click to bring up the table context

menu and select Clipboard.

3) The record may now be pasted into a spreadsheet or word document.

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To save a table as a picture file:

1) Left-click the mouse on the right or left arrows of the scroll bar to navigate through the different

records of the file.

2) When you have the desired record displayed on the screen, right-click to bring up the table context

menu and select Export to BMP.

3) The software will bring up the file box, giving the user the opportunity to change the file name or

choose the file location.

4) To change the file location, left-click on the down arrow next to the save in: selection box. This

brings up a drop-down menu with the entire file directory of your computer.

5) Double-left-click on the appropriate file location and left-click on the save button.

6) Type the desired name in the File name section of the file box and press the Save button.

7) If you have chosen a file name that already exists, the software will ask the user to confirm that they

wish to replace the file with the new information.

8) To replace the old file with the new information, left-click on the Yes button, if you wish to return to

the file box and choose a new name, press the No button.

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6.2 Graphs

With this analysis tool, the data is displayed in either line or bar graphs, depending on the data

selected. Data from more than open file may be graphed to make comparison between files easier.

Each file type has slightly different graphs available.

6.2.1 Creating a graph

To create a graph:

1) Go into the drop-down graphics menu and select table, or press the table icon.

2) The software will bring up the graph selector screen where the user can select data from any open

file to add to the graph.

3) Select the file that you would like to graph data from by left-clicking on the down arrow next to the

file name in the upper left-hand corner. This will bring up a listing of all the open files. Use the

mouse or arrow keys to select the desired file and left-click to select.

4) Select a measurement parameter from the Category by using the mouse or arrow keys to scroll

though the options. All measurements from the chosen file will be available to graph.

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5) When a measurement is highlighted, the available variables will appear in the Variable section of

this screen. Left-click on the variable that you would like to graph and press the Add button. This

will add the variable to the Selected section of the screen.

6) To remove a variable form the Selected section of the screen by left-clicking on a variable and

pressing the Erase button.

7) Continue this process until you have selected all of the variables that you wish to graph.

8) Press the OK button to create the graph.

9) Press the Cancel button to leave this screen without creating a graph.

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6.2.2 Graphing capabilities

The PowerVision software tries to create a graph with as many variables as possible because it

assumes that the user wants to perform a side-by-side comparison. If you do not need all the variables

displayed side by side, it is recommended to create separate graphs for the groups of variables that you

want to analyze together. This way you will get better scaling on all graphs.

If the selected variables have the same units of measure, the software will graph them on the same

axis. If they have different units of measure they will be displayed on a split screen with different axes.

If you wish variables with the same unit of measure to be graphed on their own axis, select the

variables with a different unit of measure between them. For example if you are graphing minimum and

maximum voltage for phase 1 and current for phase 1, selecting them in the following order will ensure

that each variable has its own axis: Maximum Voltage Phase 1, Current Phase 1, Minimum Phase

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If data from more than one file is selected, the software will group the variables by file and create a

separate graph for each file.

There are some variables that may not be graphed with other variables. If multiple variables are

selected, the software will automatically graph these variables in their own graph.

These variables are:

Power Factor

Harmonics variables (THD, RMS and wave form)

Disturbances graphs

Events graphs

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6.2.3 Graphing tools

The PowerVision software has a variety of tools to help you interact with the graph and sort through

the data. These tools are located on the graphing toolbar. This toolbar can be enabled or disabled

from either the drop-down configure menu, or by right-clicking the mouse on the graph.

To enable/disable the toolbar:

1) Left-click on the drop-down configure menu, or right click on the graph to bring up the graphing

menu.

2) A check mark next to Toolbar (See Toolbar in the graphing menu) indicates that the graphics

toolbar in enabled. Left-click on Toolbar (See Toolbar in the graphing menu) to remove the

graphing toolbar from the screen.

3) If there is not a checkmark next to Toolbar (See Toolbar in the graphing menu) then the option has

been disabled. Left click on Toolbar (See Toolbar in the graphing menu) to enable the graphics

toolbar.

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The graphics toolbar has 13 icons to help you interact with the graphs. This section of the manual

gives an overview of each of them. The specific functionality of each is covered in the next section of

this instruction manual.

Save as Icon: With this icon, the user can save the graph displayed on the screen as

a picture file (BMP format).

Clipboard Icon: With this icon, the user can paste the graph displayed on the screen

to the Windows clipboard so it can be pasted into spreadsheet or word documents.

Configure Icon: With this icon, the user can customize the graph.

1 st Period Icon: With this icon, the user can jump to the first period in the graph.

Previous Period Icon: With this icon, the user can move back to the previous period

in the graph.

Next Period Icon: With this icon, the user can move forward to the next period in the

graph.

Last Period Icon: With this icon, the user can jump to the last period in the graph.

Shorter Group Icon: With this icon the user can group the information on the graph

into shorter groups. For example, if the graph is grouped by weeks, you can change

the grouping to days.

Large Group Icon: With this icon the user can group the information on the graph into

shorter groups. For example, if the graph is grouped by hours, you can change the

grouping to days.

Undo Zoom Icon: With this icon, the user can undo all zooms and return the graph to

full screen.

Undo Last Zoom Icon: With this icon, the user can undo the last zoom.

List Icon: With this icon, the user can create a numerical list of all values displayed on

the graph.

Export Icon: With this icon, the user can export the file.

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Many of these tools are also available on the graphing menu. Right-click on the graph to bring up the

graphing menu.

Use the mouse or arrow keys to select the graphing tools that you wish to use.

6.2.4 Data analysis

There are subtle differences in the graphs for each file type, but the base interaction with the graph will

be consistent. The titles and legend are located above the graph. The information below the graph

gives specific measurement and file information for the measurement variable that is highlighted by the

cursor.

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Navigation through the graph

The cursor can be moved from one measurement variable to another, and across the measurement to

other time periods. You can use either the mouse or keyboard to navigate though the measurement

variables.

To navigate through the measurement values with the mouse:

1) Move the mouse to a point on the graph.

2) When the mouse is located directly over a point on the graph, the mouse cursor will change from an

arrow (default) to a hand.

3) Left-click on the measurement point to select the measurement variable.

4) Note the actual measurement value and date/time stamp for the selected point, and move the

mouse to another point on the graph.

When there are a number of measurement variables occupying the same space on the graph, it is often

difficult to differentiate between two different measurement variables on the graph. In these instances,

it is often easier to use the arrow keys to navigate through the graph. Refer to the chart below for the

keys available for navigation, and their specific function.

Key Description Functionality

Right arrow key Moves to the next data point of the measurement variable

Left arrow key Moves to the previous data point of the measurement value

Up arrow key Moves to the same data point of the previous measurement variable

Down arrow key Moves to the same data point of the next measurement variable

Home Home key Moves to the first data point of the measurement variables

End End key Moves to the last data point of the measurement variables

Pg Up Page up key Skips forward to a data point of the measurement variables

Pg Down Page down key Jumps backward to a data point of the measurement variables

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Grouping data

Grouping data into different time periods will affect the way information is displayed in the graph. This

can help compare differences in the system from day to day or hour to hour. For example if the data is

grouped by days, the graph will display data a day at a time on the screen. To move from day to day,

the user can use the period navigation icons to move through the different graphs.

To change the data grouping:

1) Data can be regrouped to change the format of the graph using the shorter group or large group

icons. The grouping can be changed from days to months using these icons.

Shorter Group Icon

Larger Group Icon

2) Moving the mouse over either icon (without pressing the button) brings up text on what group will

be created with that particular grouping icon.

3) Continue pressing the icons until the desired grouping is accomplished, or until the data is grouped

into the smallest or largest possible group.

4) The new grouping may change the way the data is displayed on the graph. For example if the data

is grouped by day, the software will plot a graph for each day of data.

5) Use the period icons to move through the different period graphs to analyze the data. You can

move to the previous or next period, or jump to the first or last period using the icons.

6) Individual groupings can be printed or exported into other documents.

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Zooming in on data

The software also gives the user the ability to zoom in on the data for a closer look. This makes it

easier to look at the details of the graph, especially if the measurement variables have similar values.

To zoom in on data:

1) Move the mouse to the point on the graph that you would like to become the corner of the zoom

view of the graph.

2) Left-click the mouse, hold the button down and move the mouse until you have created a box

around the area of the graph you would like to zoom in on.

3) After the mouse button is released, the software will display only the information captured within the

box that was created.

4) Navigate through the information in the same way you would on the full screen view.

5) Use the horizontal or vertical scroll bars to move through the graph without changing the view back

to the full screen view.

6) Repeat this process to zoom in further, or use the Zoom out icon to return to the full screen view.

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6.2.5 Configuring graphs

Once your graph is loaded you can customize it to better meet your needs. This customization is done

in the configuration viewer. This viewer has four options, which control a variety of configuration

options.

To configure a graph:

1) Left-click on the configure icon, or right-click on the graph and select Configure from the graphing

menu.

Configure Icon

2) The software will bring up the configuration viewer.

3) Left-click on the tab of the option that you wish to change.

4) Select each tab and make the desired changes. Press OK to close the viewer with the changes.

5) Press Cancel to close the viewer without making any changes

Customization options:

• General: This option gives you the ability to change the title and subtitle, and grouping

characteristics.

• Outputs: This option gives you the ability to change the characteristics of the graph, such as the

graph type, background colors and text fonts.

• Colors: This option gives you the ability to change the colors of each variable (line, bar or area) in

the graph.

• Line types: This option gives you the ability to change the format of the line for each variable in a

line graph.

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General configuration

To change general parameters in the configuration viewer:

1) Open the graphic configurator.

2) Left-click on the text area next to Description. Type in a

description of the graph. This description is only to help the

user to define the analysis. This will not appear anywhere on

the graph.

3) Left-click on the text area next to Subtitle. Type in the subtitle

that you wish to appear on the graph.

4) Left-click on the text area next to Title. Type in the title that you

wish to appear on the graph.

5) Left click on the down arrow next to the Group by field. Use

the mouse to select a grouping. The graph can be grouped by

any time period from hours to months. This will affect how the

information is grouped in the graph.

6) Left-click on the text are next to Large step. This functionality

is only valid for graphs with register or period divisions. For

these graphs, the large step determines the number of registers

or periods that the first and last period icons will move when

they are used to navigate through the graph.

7) Press OK to close the viewer with the changes.

8) Press Cancel to close the viewer without making any changes.

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Output configuration

To change output parameters in the configuration viewer:

1) Open the graphic configurator.

2) Left-click on the down arrow next to the Type field. Use the

mouse to select a graph type from the list of options.

3) Left-click on the down arrow next to the Cursor field. Use the

mouse to select a cursor from the list of options. This

determines the shape of the cursor that is used to navigate

through the graph.

4) Left-click on the down arrow next to the See legend

annotations field. Use the mouse to select either true or false

from the list of options. If true is selected the legend for each of

the variables in the graph will be shown above the graph. If

false is selected the legend will not be shown on the graph.

5) Left-click on the down arrow next to the Desk color field. Use

the mouse to select a color from the list of options. The desk

color will determine the color of the area surrounding the actual

graph.

6) Left-click on the down arrow next to the Background color

field. Use the mouse to select a color from the list of options.

The background color will determine the color of the graph

background.

7) Left-click on the down arrow next to the Text color field. Use

the mouse to select a color from the list of options. The text

color will determine the color of all text in the graph.

8) Left-click on the down arrow next to the Main font field. Use

the mouse to select a font from the list of options. The main

font affects only the title of the graph.

9) Left-click on the down arrow next to the Subtitle font field. Use

the mouse to select a font from the list of options. The subtitle

font affects the subtitle of the graph and the measurement

information displayed under the graph.

10) Left-click on the down arrow next to the Label font field. Use

the mouse to select a font from the list of options. The label

font affects the graph legend.

11) Press OK to close the viewer with the changes.

12) Press Cancel to close the viewer without making any changes.

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Color configuration

To change line colors in the configuration viewer:

1) Open the graphic configurator.

2) There will be a field for each of the data variables in the graph.

3) To change the line color of the first variable, left-click on the

down arrow next to the Line color 1 field. Use the mouse to

select a graph type from the list of colors.

4) To change the line color of the second variable (if applicable),

left-click on the down arrow next to the Line color 2 field. Use

the mouse to select a graph type from the list of colors.

5) Continue this process until all variables have been changed.

6) Press OK to close the viewer with the changes.

7) Press Cancel to close the viewer without making any changes.

Line types configuration

To change line type in the configuration viewer:

1) Open the graphic configurator.

2) There will be a field for each of the data variables in the graph.

3) To change the line color of the first variable, left-click on the

down arrow next to the Type line 1 field. Use the mouse to

select a graph type from the list of line types.

4) To change the line color of the second variable (if applicable),

left-click on the down arrow next to the Type line 2 field. Use

the mouse to select a graph type from the list of line types.

5) Continue this process until all variables have been changed.

6) Press OK to close the viewer with the changes.

7) Press Cancel to close the viewer without making any changes.

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6.2.6 Printing graphs

PowerVision software gives you the ability to print the entire graph, or any data range within the

graph.

1) There are three ways to print a file, the user can go into the drop-down file menu and select print,

press the print icon, or right-click to bring up the table context menu and select print.

Drop-down

file menu

Print Icon

Right click on

mouse

2) After print has been selected, the software will bring up the windows printer selection box. Left-click

on the down arrow next to Name: to bring up a list of available printers, and use the arrow keys or

mouse to scroll through the available choices. Highlight the desired printer and left-click on the OK

button on the lower right-hand corner of the selection box.

3) Press the Cancel button to leave this screen without printing a graph.

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6.2.7 Exporting graphs

Graphs can also be pasted onto a clipboard to be inserted into a spreadsheet or word document, or

saved as a picture file in BMP format. Only the graph displayed will be exported.

To paste a graph to the clipboard:

1) Left-click the mouse on the right or left arrows of the scroll bar to navigate through the different

records of the file.

2) When you have the desired record displayed on the screen, right-click to bring up the table context

menu and select Clipboard.

3) The record may now be pasted into a spreadsheet or word document.

To save a graph as a picture file:

1) Left-click the mouse on the right or left arrows of the scroll bar to navigate through the different

records of the file.

2) When you have the desired record displayed on the screen, right-click to bring up the table context

menu and select Export to BMP.

3) The software will bring up the file box, giving the user the opportunity to change the file name or

choose the file location.

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4) To change the file location, left-click on the down arrow next to the save in: selection box. This

brings up a drop-down menu with the entire file directory of your computer.

5) Double-left-click on the appropriate file location and left-click on the save button.

6) Type the desired name in the File name section of the file box and press the Save button.

7) If you have chosen a file name that already exists, the software will ask the user to confirm that they

wish to replace the file with the new information.

8) To replace the old file with the new information, left-click on the Yes button, if you wish to return to

the file box and choose a new name, press the No button.

9) If you have chosen a file name that already exists, the software will ask the user to confirm that they

wish to replace the file with the new information.

10) To replace the old file with the new information, left-click on the Yes button, if you wish to return to

the file box and choose a new name, press the No button.

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6.3 Energy studies

With this analysis tool, the energy data is collected to help the user with energy consumption or energy

generation studies. The information can be grouped in a variety of time intervals, from hours to years.

To create an energy study:

1) Go into the drop-down graphics menu and select energy, or press the energy icon.

Drop-down

file menu

Energy Icon

2) The software will bring up a file viewer where the user can add energy parameters.

3) Press the Add button to add energy parameters from any open file. This will bring up a selection

box where the available energy parameters form any open file may be selected.

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4) Select the open file that you would like to graph data from by using the mouse or arrow keys to

scroll through the available files and left-click the mouse button. All of the energy measurements

from that file will be available to graph.

5) When a file is highlighted, the available energy parameters will appear in the Variable section of

this screen. Left-click on the variable that you would like to graph and press the OK button. This

will return the user to the file viewer.

6) Press the Cancel button to close the viewer without creating an energy study.

7) Repeat this process until you have selected all of the energy variables that you wish to include in

the study.

8) To remove a variable from the study, left-click on the variable that you wish to remove and press

the Erase button.

9) Press the OK button to create the energy study.

10) Press the Cancel button to leave this screen without creating an energy study.

11) If there are no energy parameters available on any of the open files, the software will bring up a

prompt letting the user know that this study cannot be performed. Open a file with energy

parameters and repeat this process.

These energy studies will create a simple graph of all selected energy variables along the time axis.

The grouping of the information can be changed to allow the user to see energy consumption by hour,

day, month and year.

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Grouping data

To change the data grouping:

1) Data can be regrouped to change the format of the graph using the shorter group or large group

icons. The grouping can be changed from days to months using these icons.

2) Moving the mouse over either icon (without pressing the button) brings up text on what group will

be created with that particular grouping icon.

3) Continue pressing the icons until the desired grouping is accomplished, or until the data is grouped

into the smallest or largest possible group.

4) The new grouping may change the way the data is displayed on the graph. For example if the data

is grouped by day, the software will graph the data for each day, showing one month’s data at a

time. If it is grouped by hours, the software will graph the data for each hour, showing one day’s

data at a time.

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5) Use the period icons to move through the different period graphs to analyze the data. You can

move to the previous or next period, or jump to the first or last period using the icons.

6) Individual groupings can be printed or exported into other documents.

6.4 Quality studies

With this analysis tool, the data is compared to a baseline standard to give a quick pass/fail result.

Analysis will be performed on the voltage, harmonics, flicker or system imbalance. EN 50160, a

European standard for power quality is available for comparison, but the user can create standards

based on the requirements of the electrical systems or machinery.

6.4.1 Create a quality study

To create a quality study:

1) Go to the drop-down graphics menu and select quality, or press the quality icon.

2) The software will bring up the quality analysis viewer.

3) Use the mouse or arrow keys to scroll through the open files. Left-click the desired file and press

the OK button to select a file.

4) The viewer can be set up to display files that are grouped together. If no files appear, de-select the

box next to Group files of same device.

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5) The file under test can be broken down into smaller groupings by left clicking on the down arrow

next to the Group by field. Changing this field will change how the quality study is run. For

example, a quality study on a file grouped by days will split the study into each individual day within

the file and provide an analysis by day. This will allow the user to investigate individual days where

the readings do not meet the applied quality standards.

6) Left-click on the Setup tab to bring up the standard selection viewer.

7) Left-click on an existing standard, or press the New button to create a new standard. Standards

can also be modified to adjust them to your needs by pressing the Modify button.

8) Make adjustments to any of the fields by either left-clicking on the field and typing in the text area,

or by using the up and down arrows next to a field to adjust the value.

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9) The functionality of each of the fields is as follows:

Header

• Name: Name of the new standard

• Description: Description of the new standard

Voltage quality

• % Of voltage OK: This is the minimum percentage of voltage values that must be met to be

considered acceptable. For example if we have 95% of voltage OK, 95% of the file data must have

a voltage within the set tolerances to be considered acceptable.

• % Of maximum voltage: This sets the upper threshold of the voltage parameter. For example if

the maximum is set at 10%. The voltage must remain below 110% of nominal to be considered

acceptable.

• % Of minimum voltage: This sets the lower threshold of the voltage parameter. For example if

the minimum is set at 10%. The voltage must remain above 90% of nominal to be considered

acceptable.

• Force nominal voltage: This field forces the software to use the nominal voltage set up in the

standard. If this field is unchecked, the software will try and collect a nominal voltage from the data

file.

• Nominal voltage: This is the voltage level that is desired by the standard. The minimum and

maximum voltages are based on this number.

• Discarded: Selecting this option will allow the software to select margins of values that will be

discarded in order to calculate voltage quality. If it not selected all values will be considered.

• +% Discarded: This is the upper base voltage percentage that must be met to calculate the

voltage quality.

• -% Discarded: This is the lower base voltage percentage that must be met to calculate the voltage

quality.

• Discard bad voltage: Selecting this option keeps bad voltages from being used to calculate

voltage quality. If one value is bad in the period, or if the register is incomplete, the voltage will be

discarded.

Flicker quality

• % flicker OK: Percentage of Plt samples that must be under the maximum Plt to be considered

acceptable. For example if we have 95% of flicker OK, 95% of the file data must have a Plt less

than the maximum Plt.

• Maximum Plt: The Plt values in the file must be below this maximum to be considered acceptable.

• Plt window: We can define a Plt window for files with Pst data.

Harmonic quality

• % Of harmonic OK: This is the minimum percentage of harmonic values that must be met to be

considered acceptable. For example if we have 95% of harmonic OK, 95% of the file data must

have harmonic measurements within the set tolerances to be considered acceptable.

• Filter name: Select the harmonic filter that will be used as a baseline foe the data. The default

setting is EN50160 standard, but the user can create standards for comparison.

• Discard bad harmonics: Selecting this option keeps bad harmonic data from being used to

calculate harmonic quality. If one value is bad in the period, or if the register is incomplete, the

harmonic quality will be discarded.

• Harmonic order: Select either the phase or individual harmonic to be the baseline for comparison.

Imbalance quality

• % Of imbalance OK: This is the minimum percentage of imbalance values that must be met to be

considered acceptable. For example if we have 95% of imbalance OK, 95% of the file data must

have measurements within the set tolerances to be considered acceptable.

• Imbalance threshold (%): Maximum value of the unbalance coefficient (Kd) that is acceptable.

• Discard bad imbalance: Selecting this option keeps bad imbalance data from being used to

calculate imbalance quality. If one value is bad in the period, or if the register is incomplete, the

imbalance quality will be discarded.

10) After both the file and standard have been selected, press the Statistics button to create the quality

study.

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11) Press the Cancel button to exit the viewer without creating a quality study.

Note: If the Force nominal voltage option in the quality standard is not selected, the software will look

for open files that have a designated nominal voltage. If none can be found, it will prompt the user with

a warning message.

Select a new standard, or modify the standard by selecting this option and repeat the “create a quality

report” process.

6.4.2 Data analysis

The software will create a quality study based on all available data. The user can then analyze the

results and dig deeper into the data in areas where the data failed to meet the applied standard.

The quality study shown above gives a pass/fail indication of the file based on the data available to test.

In the sample study above, the file met the requirements of the applied standard in voltage, flicker and

harmonics. It was unable to test against the imbalance standard, because there was no imbalance

data in the file.

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In the quality study shown above, the file was run against a standard created to match the results

against the minimum voltage requirements to run the milling machines in the main plant without failure.

Based on the report, the data filed to meet the requirements of the milling machine.

The study can be broken down into smaller groups to get a better idea on why the test was failed. By

breaking the grouping into days instead of weeks, the user can determine what day during the week

that the failure occurred.

To change the grouping of the quality study:

1) Left-click on the configure icon, or right-click on the graph and select Configure from the graphing

menu.

2) The software will bring up the configuration viewer.

3) The general tab of the configuration viewer lists the title and description of the applied study, the

grouping and the large steps for navigating through the groupings.

4) Left-click on the down arrow next to the Group by field. This will bring up a listing of the available

grouping options.

5) Left-click on the desired grouping and press the OK button. The software will automatically run the

study with the new grouping.

6) Press the Cancel button to exit the viewer without making a change.

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Running the study with a daily grouping showed that the voltage in the main plant failed to meet the

minimum requirements on all three days of the test. Further analysis of the voltage will be necessary to

determine what the problem was.

6.4.3 Voltage studies

Left clicking on the Voltage tab can do further analysis on the voltage. This will bring up detailed

information on the voltage results form the selected result. The voltage study is in a pass/fail format to

let the user know how the data matched up to the applied standard. A green check mark will be placed

in front of results that met the standard, and a red x will be placed in front of results that failed to meet

the standard.

The voltage detail showed that the voltage quality on phases 1 and 3 were acceptable, but phase 2

voltage did not meet the standard. The remaining groups (days in this example) can be checked by

using the period navigation icons.

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To determine why the test failed, we can compare the test results against the applied standard.

To review the voltage quality standard:

1) Left-click on the configure icon, or right-click on the graph and select Configure from the graphing

menu.

2) The software will bring up the configuration viewer.

3) Left-click on the voltage tab of the configuration viewer to review the voltage quality requirements of

the applied standard.

4) Make adjustments to any of the fields by either left-clicking on the field and typing in the text area,

or by using the up and down arrows next to a field to adjust the value.

5) Left-click on the desired grouping and press the OK button. The software will automatically run the

study with the new voltage parameters.

6) Press the Cancel button to exit the viewer without making a change.

Our standard requires that 95% of the captured data fall within 10% of the nominal voltage. Based on

our analysis, only 94.4% of the data fell within 10% of nominal. More detail on the individual data points

may help us determine where improvements can be made.

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To get more detail on the failed test results:

1) Double-click on the failed test.

2) This will bring up a viewer with the voltage data from every recording period for the grouping. (Day

1 of the file in our example)

3) Use the vertical scroll bar, or the up and down arrow keys to scroll through the individual period

results. A green check mark will be placed in front of results that met the standard, and a red x will

be placed in front of results that failed to meet the standard. The individual phase will also be

marked with an * to indicate the failure.

4) Left-click on the Visualization settings to select/de-select which values will be displayed. You can

choose to see only data points that passed, only those that failed, or both.

5) The detailed information in this viewer can be printed, or exported into text by left clicking on either

the print or export file icon in the top right-hand corner of the viewer.

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6.4.4 Harmonics studies

A new analysis was run using the 800 series power analyzer to analyze the harmonic content of the

power in the main plant. The quality study showed that level of harmonics did not meet the applied

standard.

Further analysis on the harmonic distortion can be done by left clicking on the Harmonic (%) tab. The

harmonic study is in a pass/fail format to let the user know how the data matched up to the applied

standard. A green check mark will be placed in front of results that met the standard, and a red x will

be placed in front of results that failed to meet the standard.

The harmonic study looks at both the total harmonic distortion, and the individual harmonics in order to

compare them against the applied standard. In our analysis, the total harmonic distortion was a

problem, as was the harmonic content in many of the individual odd harmonics.

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To determine why the test failed, we can compare the test results against the applied standard.

To review the harmonic quality standard:

1) Left-click on the configure icon, or right-click on the graph and select Configure from the graphing

menu.

2) The software will bring up the configuration viewer.

3) Left-click on the harmonic tab of the configuration viewer to review the quality requirements of the

applied standard.

4) Make adjustments to any of the fields by either left-clicking on the field and typing in the text area,

or by using the up and down arrows next to a field to adjust the value.

5) Left-click on the desired grouping and press the OK button. The software will automatically run the

study with the new voltage parameters.

6) Press the Cancel button to exit the viewer without making a change.

Our standard requires that 95% of the captured data fall within the harmonic requirements of EN 50160.

Based on our analysis, many of the individual odd harmonics and the total harmonic distortion (THD)

did not meet this standard.

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To get more detail on the failed test results:

1) Double-click on the THD or individual harmonic test.

2) This will bring up a viewer with the harmonic data from every recording period for the grouping.

3) Use the vertical scroll bar, or the up and down arrow keys to scroll through the individual period

results. A green check mark will be placed in front of results that met the standard, and a red x will

be placed in front of results that failed to meet the standard. The THD or individual harmonic for

each phase will also be marked with an * to indicate the failure.

4) Left-click on the Visualization settings to select/de-select which values will be displayed. You can

choose to see only data points that passed, only those that failed, or both.

5) The detailed information in this viewer can be printed, or exported into text by left clicking on either

the print or export file icon in the top right-hand corner of the viewer.

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6.4.5 Imbalance studies

Further analysis on imbalances can be done by left clicking on the Imbalance (%) tab. This will bring

up detailed information on the imbalance results form the selected result. The imbalance study is in a

pass/fail format to let the user know how the data matched up to the applied standard. A green check

mark will be placed in front of results that met the standard, and a red x will be placed in front of results

that failed to meet the standard.

The imbalance study looks at unbalance coefficient (Kd) and compares it against the applied standard.

In our analysis, the test results failed to meet our standard.

To determine why the test failed, we can compare the test results against the applied standard.

To review the imbalance quality standard:

1) Left-click on the configure icon, or right-click on the graph and select Configure from the graphing

menu.

2) The software will bring up the configuration viewer.

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3) Left-click on the imbalance tab of the configuration viewer to review the quality requirements of the

applied standard.

4) Make adjustments to any of the fields by either left-clicking on the field and typing in the text area,

or by using the up and down arrows next to a field to adjust the value.

5) Left-click on the desired grouping and press the OK button. The software will automatically run the

study with the new voltage parameters.

6) Press the Cancel button to exit the viewer without making a change.

Our standard requires that 95% of the captured data fall below the maximum imbalance coefficient of

2.0. None of the data met this condition.

To get more detail on the failed test results:

1) Double-click on the failed test.

2) This will bring up a viewer with the imbalance data from every recording period for the grouping.

3) Use the vertical scroll bar, or the up and down arrow keys to scroll through the individual period

results. A green check mark will be placed in front of results that met the standard, and a red x will

be placed in front of results that failed to meet the standard. The THD for each phase will also be

marked with an * to indicate the failure.

4) Left-click on the Visualization settings to select/de-select which values will be displayed. You can

choose to see only data points that passed, only those that failed, or both.

5) The detailed information in this viewer can be printed, or exported into text by left clicking on either

the print or export file icon in the top right-hand corner of the viewer.

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6.5 Lists

With this analysis tool, the data is displayed numerically in a simple list.

To create a list:

1) Go into the drop-down graphics menu and select list, or press the list icon.

2) The software will bring up the graph selector screen where the user can select data from any open

file to add to the list.

3) Select the file that you would like to list data from by left clicking on the down arrow next to the file

name in the upper left-hand corner. This will bring up a listing of all the open files. Use the mouse

or arrow keys to select the desired file and left-click to select.

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4) Select a measurement parameter from the Category by using the mouse or arrow keys to scroll

though the options. All measurements from the chosen file will be available to graph.

5) When a measurement is highlighted, the available variables will appear in the Variable section of

this screen. Left-click on the variable that you would like to list and press the Add button. This will

add the variable to the Selected section of the screen.

6) To remove a variable form the Selected section of the screen by left-clicking on a variable and

pressing the Erase button.

7) Continue this process until you have selected all of the variables that you wish to list.

8) Press the OK button to create the list.

9) Press the Cancel button to leave this screen without creating a list.

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The data will be listed by time period for each of the variables chosen. This data can be grouped into

different time periods to make analysis easier.

Grouping data

To change the data grouping:

1) Data can be regrouped to change the format of the list using the shorter group or large group icons.

The grouping can be changed from days to months using these icons.

2) Moving the mouse over either icon (without pressing the button) brings up text on what group will

be created with that particular grouping icon.

3) Continue pressing the icons until the desired grouping is accomplished, or until the data is grouped

into the smallest or largest possible group.

4) The new grouping may change the way the data is displayed on the list. For example if the data is

grouped by hour, the software will create a list for each hour of the recording.

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5) Use the period icons to move through the different period lists to analyze the data. You can move

to the previous or next period, or jump to the first or last period using the icons.

6) Individual groupings can be printed or exported into other documents.

6. PowerVision configuration

The software gives the user the ability to customize the software to make analysis easier. The three

areas, which can be configured, are the windows, the language and the units of measure.

7.1 Windows

During analysis, it is common to have more than one analysis tool running at one time. In these

instances, you can configure the main window to determine how these graphs will be arranged on the

screen.

Windows options:

• Cascade: In this option, all open graphs, tables, etc. will

appear on top of one another, positioned slightly to the

left. This allows the user to see all of the graph titles and

use the mouse to select the graph they want to work with.

• Mosaic: In this option, all open graphs, tables, etc. will be

reduced in size, so they can all be viewed on the screen

at the same time.

• Minimize all: In this option, all graphs will be minimized,

so the user can view the available titles and maximize the

graph they want to work with.

• Close all: In this option, all open graphs, tables etc. will

be closed.

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To change the window configuration:

1) Select the desired windows option from the drop-down windows menu.

2) In the bottom of this drop-down window is a listing of all open files. You can use this menu to

activate a minimized file.

7.2 Language

The PowerVision software has can be configured for different languages.

To change the language:

1) Select language from the drop-down configure menu.

2) The software will bring up a dialog box to select the system language. Use the mouse to select the

system language (English) or to specify the language.

3) Left-click on the down arrow next to the language field to bring up the available language options.

4) Use the mouse to select a new language. And press the OK button.

5) If you select a new language, the software will prompt you to let you know that you need to reboot

your computer for this change to take place.

6) Press the Yes button to reboot your computer.

7) Press the No button to continue analysis. These changes will be made next time your computer is

rebooted.

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7.3 Units and decimals

The units of measure and decimal points can be configured for all of the analysis tools at one time.

To configure the units and decimals:

1) Select units and decimals from the drop-down configure menu.

2) This brings up the units and decimal viewer.

3) Left-click on the down arrow next to the Voltage field. Use the mouse to select the voltage unit of

measure from the list of options. Select by default to allow the software to automatically select the

unit based on the data from the file.

4) Left click on the down arrow next to the Decimals field to the right of the voltage field. Use the

mouse to select the number of digits after the decimal point for voltage measurements from the list

of options. Select by default to allow the software to automatically select the unit based on the data

from the file.

5) Continue this process until all units and decimals have been configured.

6) Press OK to close the viewer with the changes.

7) Press Cancel to close the viewer without making changes.

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7. File export

The PowerVision software has the ability to export data into other file formats so it may be combined

with data from other sources or used in other spreadsheet or word documents. The available file types

are text files (TXT format), picture files (BMP format) and database files (DBF format).

8.1 Export to text file (.TXT)

Text files can be easily loaded into excell and combined with other data.

To create a text file:

1) Select export file from the drop-down file menu or press the export file icon.

2) The software will bring up a file viewer where the user can select any open file.

3) Use the mouse or arrow keys to scroll through the open files. Left-click on the desired file and

press the OK button to select a file.

4) To close the viewer without exporting a file, press the Cancel button.

5) After a file has been selected, the software will bring up a selection viewer where the user can

select the information they want to export.

Note: The available options will depend on the file type of the open file selected. For more information

on what data is available for each file type, see section 9 of this instruction sheet.

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6) Use the mouse or arrow keys to scroll through the available tables. Left-click on the desired

information and press the OK button.

7) To close the viewer without creating a table, press the Cancel button.

8) Once you have selected the information to export, the software will bring up the file box, giving the

user the opportunity to change the file name or choose the file location.

9) To save the file without any changes, left-click on the save button.

10) To change the name, highlight the file name and type in a new file name.

11) To change the file location, left-click on the down arrow next to the save in: selection box. This

brings up a drop-down menu with the entire file directory of your computer.

12) Double-left-click on the appropriate file location and left-click on the save button.

13) The software will bring up the delimiter selection box where the user can define the seperator and

decimal seperator for the txt file.

14) Left-click on the seperator and decimal seperator options that match the program you want to

import the data into. For an excell spreadsheet, choose a comma seperator and dot decimal

seperator.

15) Press the OK button to begin exporting the file.

16) Press the Cancel button to leave this screen without exporting a file.

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8.2 Export to picture file (.BMP)

Any of the analyses created by the software can be exported into a picture file which can be insterted

as an image in other documents.

To save an analysis as a picture file:

1) Right-click to bring up the table context menu and select Export to BMP.

2) The software will bring up the file box, giving the user the opportunity to change the file name or

choose the file location.

3) To change the file location, left-click on the down arrow next to the save in: selection box. This

brings up a drop-down menu with the entire file directory of your computer.

4) Double-left-click on the appropriate file location and left-click on the save button.

5) Type the desired name in the File name section of the file box and press the Save button.

6) If you have chosen a file name that already exists, the software will ask the user to confirm that they

wish to replace the file with the new information.

7) To replace the old file with the new information, left-click on the Yes button, if you wish to return to

the file box and choose a new name, press the No button.

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8.3 Export to database file (.DBF)

The software has the ability to export files into a database file (DBF format), allowing the user to

combine it with other data. Only files with energy and demand values can be exported to a database.

To create a database file:

1) Select Export to DBF from the drop-down configure menu.

2) The software will bring up the export to DBF viewer.

3) The viewer will list all open files that have energy or demand variables.

4) If there are no open files with energy or demand variables, the software will prompt the user with a

warning message.

5) Use the mouse or arrow keys to scroll through the open files. Left-click on the desired file and

press the Export button to select a file.

6) To close the viewer without exporting a file, press the Cancel button.

7) The software will then bring up a file box, giving the user the opportunity to choose the file location.

8) To change the file location, Press the box next to the field at the top of the screen.

9) This brings up a list of the available file folders to save the file. Left-click on the appropriate file

location.

10) The software will create a file for each month of data in the file. These files will be automatically

named based on the following format: year, month, and first 4 characters of the file name.

11) To export these files, press the OK button.

12) Press the Cancel button to exit the viewer without exporting a file.

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8. PowerVision file types

The 805 and 806 power analyzers to save a wide variety of data that can be analyzed using the

PowerVision software. The file extension for Powervision files is .STD. Contact technical support if

you analyzer is saving alternative file types.

.STD:

Model 805 and 806 files

The special analysis capabilities are described in the following sections of this instruction manual.

9.1 STD files

These files captured the standard power and energy data and harmonic distortion to either the 30 th or

50 th harmonic. The additional analysis capabilities are enabled for the harmonic data within the file.

Tables

The software has the capabilities of creating tables for the voltage and current harmonics for each

phase.

Select a phase harmonics table from the table viewer. (See section 6.1 for more info on opening a

table)

The phase harmonics table gives the user the RMS for both current and voltage and displays the

harmonic distortion both in its amplitude (in %THD) and its disphase (in degrees). The harmonic

distortion information is then broken down into the individual harmonic to either the 30 th or 50 th .

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Graphs

There are 4 additional graphs that can be created for files with harmonic data:

• Wave forms

• Harmonics graphic

• Harmonic distortion

• RMS

These graphs can be created by selecting the harmonics category in the graph selector screen and

then choosing the appropriate variable. In these graphs, only one variable may be selected. (See

section 6.2.1 for additional information on creating a graph)

Waveform graphs

The screen for this graph is split into six sections to display the voltage and current waveforms for each

phase. Information for the voltage phases is listed above the voltage waveforms in the top three

sections, and the information for the current phases is listed below the current waveforms in the bottom

three sections.

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Waveforms will be created for each period in the file. Use the period navigation icons to navigate

through the graphs for each period.

Harmonic graphic

The screen for this graph is split into two halves. The top half displays the harmonic content of the

voltage and the bottom half displays the harmonic content of the current.

The default setting for this graph is a bar graph, where the harmonic value of each individual phase (for

both current and voltage) is plotted to either the 30 th or 50 th harmonic. This allows the user to see at a

glance the level of distortion on each harmonic.

Separate bar graphs will be created for each period in the file. Use the period navigation icons to

navigate through the graphs for each period.

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Harmonic distortion

The screen for this graph is split into two halves. The top half displays the %THD of the voltage and the

bottom half displays the %THD of the current.

The default setting for this graph is a bar graph where the %THD of each individual phase (for both

current and voltage) is plotted for each time period within the file. This allows the user to see at a

glance the amount of distortion in the file, and how it changes over time.

RMS Graphic

Much like the THD graph, the RMS graph is split into two halves. The top half displays the RMS value

of the voltage and the bottom half displays the RMS value of the current.

The default setting for this graph is a bar graph where the RMS value of each individual phase (for both

current and voltage) is plotted for each time period within the file.

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Harmonic filtering

For both the harmonic graphic and harmonic distortion graph, the user has the ability to apply a filter to

the harmonic level. This filter will create a baseline on the graph to allow the user to quickly see if the

level of harmonic distortion is greater than the user selected values.

To activate the harmonics filter:

1) Left-click on the harmonics filter icon, or right-click on the graph and select properties from the

graphing menu.

2) The software will bring up the harmonics filter viewer.

3) The user can apply any of the filters in the list be selecting the filter and pressing the Apply button.

4) To modify a filter, select a filter and press the Modify button.

5) To create a new filter, press the New button.

6) To delete a filter from the list, press the Delete button.

7) If the user chooses to create a new filter, or modify an existing one, the software brings up the filterediting

box.

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8) Use the mouse to select each field in the editor and type in the name of the filter, the maximum

voltage and current THD values and the maximum harmonic values for each of the individual

harmonic values to the 50 th harmonic.

9) Press the OK button to save the values entered into the filter.

10) Press the Cancel button to close the viewer without creating or modifying a filter.

11) Select the new filter and press the Apply button to activate the new filter.

12) Press the Cancel button to exit the filter viewer without activating a filter.

For harmonic graphs, the filter will create a baseline for each individual harmonic on top of the entire

graph allowing the user to quickly see if any values fell above the baseline values.

For harmonic distortion graphs, the filter will create a baseline for the THD values on top of the entire

graph allowing the user to quickly see if any THD values fell above the baseline value.

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On-line help

The PowerVision software has an on-line help screen to assist you with any questions while you are

performing your analysis.

To access the help screen:

1) Select help from the drop-down help menu or press the F1 key.

2) This brings up the main help screen. Left-click on General index to bring up a table of contents for

the help screen. Select a section to get detailed information on a variety of topics.

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