PQ Engineering Services Value

Over 50 years ago expert instrumentation designers at Dranetz Technologies conquered the design of the first power monitor. With the detailed involvement of advanced power systems engineers at Electrotek Concepts, the designs of monitors have significantly improved over the years to become highly advanced and programmable power quality (PQ) monitors. 

Electrotek was the first PS / PQ engineering consulting firm to begin conquering the challenges of managing and analyzing megabytes of PQ data two decades ago with its PQView software. Today, the power of Electrotek's PQView software is milestones ahead of its competitors. This PQView analysis power allows expert PS / PQ engineers at Electrotek. 

Our Understand, Identify, Solve and Prevent (UISP) approach to addressing PS / PQ problems allows our experts and clients to efficiently sort through the details to get to the bottom of the problem and pinpoint a solution with a higher confidence level in a shorter time frame. The UISP approach is introduced below and applied to all of our PS / PQ problems whether at the utility power system level, the facility design level, the equipment design level and the end user level. 

Each of the four customer groups looks at PS / PQ problems from a different perspective with the overall objective of addressing the problem in the most practical and economical way. 

Understand

  • Determine where PQ disturbance originates
  • Determine why it’s being generated there
  • What is the electrical phenomena causing the disturbance to occur
  • Determine how the disturbance gets from its origin to the equipment its affecting

Identify

  • Determine where PQ disturbance originates
  • Determine why it’s being generated there
  • What is the electrical phenomena causing the disturbance to occur
  • Determine how the disturbance gets from its origin to the equipment its affecting

Solve

  • Determine how to remove the disturbance from the electrical system from which it is occurring
  • Determine what type of solution is most appropriate (mitigate at the source, block or interrupt the path, provide higher barriers at the offended equipment to keep the disturbance(s) from affecting the equipment

Prevent

  • Determine what can be done to ensure the disturbance doesn’t happen again
  • Determine if more than one line of defense is needed to ensure a specific piece of equipment is protected.
  • Determine what line of defense it needed?
  • How many nines of reliability (99.999999) are needed to ensure equipment is protected?