01 Jun 2012
NI Releases LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite
National Instruments has launched a version of its LabVIEW test suite for power testing applications.
LabVIEW is a test management system that allows suites of tests to be built up using a graphical or other interface as required. It enables series of tests to be run and managed, thereby improving work efficiency levels and enabling engineers to focus their efforts on their primary functions.
This new NI LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite further enhances the capability of the LabVIEW system by adding a specialised toolkit. This enables engineers to combine standard IEC, EN and IEEE algorithms with the custom capability of NI LabVIEW system design software and NI reconfigurable I/O (RIO) hardware.
This new LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite allows engineers and scientists to develop custom three phase power monitoring, metering and quality analysis applications using LabVIEW. There is the capability to integrate power measurements with temperature, pressure, sound, vibration and control I/O for a complete monitoring system.
With this toolkit, engineers can combine an NI CompactRIO system for power measurement with over 50 signal and sensor modules, thereby making it a particularly flexible system.
The new LabVIEW toolkit features:
Industry-standard power analysis for graphical system design. It creates systems that combine power measurements with other sensors and signals.
Full, streaming access to raw, time-based waveform data. The system implements diagnostic algorithms that may be unique to a local power service.
Ready-to-run example programs. LabVIEW integrates power analysis functions such as energy, frequency, voltage unbalance and event detection into a full test or monitoring system.
This new toolkit provides enables LabVIEW capability to be used more effectively in new areas of test and measurement. Commented Owen Golden, Vice President of the Energy Segment at National Instruments: “In the rapidly changing landscape of electrical power, traditional measurement hardware either offers limited functionality or requires a level of system design expertise that just isn’t practical to keep pace.”
He added: “The LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite and CompactRIO help engineers effectively monitor and meet today’s challenges with a fully programmable, modular, field-upgradable set of tools – which our customers see as a significant advantage.”
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