Fluke - Clean Power Delivers Clean Water

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    Measuring tools: Fluke 434 Power Quality Analyzer
    Features: Power factor, harmonics


This story features a regional wastewater treatment plant on the shores of Puget Sound, Washington. An award-winning facility serving six cities, the plant processes an average of 21.1 million gallons of wastewater daily, with a daily capacity of up to 28.7 million gallons.


Most water treatment facilities use the same basic processes, but this one has been continuously updated since it opened in 1984, including high-intensity UV light and soon, a new Class "A" biosolids drying facility.


In this particular case, maintenance electrical specialist Mark Newport was in the process of installing new electronic power factor correction units at multiple motor control centers (MCCs) to improve power quality, protect equipment and reduce costs...


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