The VAM system is a cost effective Voltage Monitoring Relay, Current Monitoring Relay, Medium Voltage Transformers & Rogowski Coils to directly measure and report the real time values for MV Voltage, Current and Frequency on a live Medium Voltage power system.
The VAM differs from other power quality measuring systems because it will measure the voltage and current on a medium voltage system up to 4750VRMS and will accurately return values at frequencies of 5 – 90Hz. Most variable frequency drives are used across a wide range of frequencies and a typical PQM will not register values except between 46-63Hz making it useless outside of this range. The also struggle to return accurate readings on a Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) variable frequency drive output waveform.
This cost effective permanent measuring solution for three phase voltage and frequency allows an operator to non-invasively check the power system without having to risk the hazards associated with Arc Flash. The VAM system can also be configured to provide RS485 Modbus communication of the real-time measured variables to a local or SCADA control system to protect against phase fluctuation and imbalance.