Reactive Generators

Power Monitoring

A power monitoring system/analyser is a device that monitors the health and status of your site power usage. This tool helps us analyse how much energy is used for what activity by connecting via supplied sensors or using sensors already installed within your site’s utilities and assets.

The data from the sensors can then be used to understand the cost of running your particular assets and entire business or site, how much energy the asset/s used in kilowatt-hours and how many kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions it produced etc. This can help the business make decisions regarding the optimum use and function of the equipment.

With energy prices rising significantly and environmental regulations tightening up, the pressure on industrial and retail companies to minimise energy usage is increasing. The processing, maintenance and review of energy data is an important management method for large energy consumers. The condition of your system will improve by having a reliable maintenance system on hand.

Reactive Generators delivers high-tech power monitoring services and systems to a variety of industries to help evaluate and or maintain the health of electrical infrastructures, assess or correct energy efficiencies as well as providing key asset data for potential future projects and business growth.
If you are unsure whether your asset/s is working at its best or if you think your business is using too much energy and you need the assess the demands, get in touch with our friendly staff to book in a power monitoring service or assessment.

How can a Power Monitoring System help you?

Assessing your business or site with power monitoring can help analyse various parameters such as – monitor power demand and other power parameters. It is a simple way to automatically retrieve and evaluate power quality incidents. It can automatically raise a flag to mark major events with the potential to cause harm within your assets.

  • The power monitoring system will serve as your crystal ball to explain if your generators, motors, transformers, control devices or other electrical equipment could be prone to premature failure.
  • If you’ve had some unexplained reset of control systems, this is a perfect way to understand the cause for power failure and to determine how to deal with it.
  • It is easier to track UPS (uninterrupted power supply) running hours and the number of times a specific piece of equipment has been switched off and on.
  • Power monitoring solutions can display on-time/off-time consumption, peak demand costs, power factor penalties, or even real-time pricing.

Also, if you are unsure whether your standby or prime power generator is working at its best or if you think your generator may not be up to the task and you need to assess the demand, get in touch with our friendly staff to book in a power monitoring service or assessment.

Our process

Through a comprehensive and thorough evaluation process, we:

  • Setup and monitor your power, generally for a minimum of one week on your switchboard or a particular asset/s if desired
  • Analyse logged information and recognise any on-compliance data
  • Assess external factors and influences
  • Set up a report on power quality and usage
  • Formulate and implement a comprehensive, cost-effective approach to save power, repair or modify assets and or make the addition of a new generator

We will examine the voltage, current, frequency and trends of electrical systems to identify mechanical issues or component wear in equipment in your building or site.

Monitor the data, generally for a week and assess the usage. Then, we find trends in energy consumption or monitor wear by plotting power measurements over time. By testing power variables, you can visualise asset health and gain insight into reliability strategies.

Finally, we would finish our audit and recommend any changes or what equipment you need to repair, modify or purchase depending on your power usage.

Why do you need to monitor your systems?

With a power monitoring device, there are several parameters that you can track. It’s like getting a 24/7 professional on hand constantly ensuring that the power is in good shape and working efficiently. Power meters can be used to check the runtime hours and operational loads of the building or site. Secondly, they can make sure you aren’t running close to the maximum rating of your standby generator and provide data regarding outages for maintenance schedule projections.

Connecting a power monitoring device can help monitor various parameters such as power demand and or decrease/increase of equipment outputs. This aids in energy audits and can validate energy saving measures without risk of short-circuit accidents, power interruptions, asset damage and or human injury due to failure.

Typical monitored values:

  • Voltage
  • KW and KWh
  • KVA and KVAh
  • KVAR and KVARh
  • Power factor
  • Frequency
  • Events (disturbances, various triggered events)

The symptoms of poor power quality can cause significant device disruption. More often than not, these disturbances will interfere with your day-to-day business operations and have a direct effect on the bottom line of your company.

Reactive Generator offers power quality solutions and equipment to carry out the monitoring to help assess what power demands you may have and help customers efficiently identify problem areas and get the most out of their power.

Reactive Generators operates across Queensland, offering specialised teams in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Ipswich and Northern to Mid North Coast New South Wales. Our organisation includes on-site visits and in-depot services to ensure that we can provide timely and proactive solutions to your problems. Visit the locations tab in our main menu to find your closest Reactive Generators team and get in touch with our friendly staff to book your first appointment.

GENERATOR REPAIRS FAQ

What happens if Reactive Generators don’t have the necessary parts in stock?

<span class=”et-font-size” data-fontsize=”20px” data-lineheight=”18px”>Reactive Generators carries a wide range of quality and genuine parts, across a variety of major brands. This selection includes:</span>
<ul>
<li>Pramac</li>
<li>FG Wilson (Perkins)</li>
<li>Cummins (DCEC &amp; Onan)</li>
<li>Olympian (Caterpillar)</li>
<li>Kubota</li>
<li>Honda and more..</li>
</ul>
<span class=”et-font-size” data-fontsize=”20px” data-lineheight=”18px”>We also work closely with several suppliers to ensure that we can easily order any additional parts when required. These connections mean we can provide efficient and long-lasting repairs for every generator.</span>

I’m not sure if my generators need any repairs, what should I do?

<span class=”et-font-size” data-fontsize=”20px” data-lineheight=”18px”>The team at Reactive Generators pride themselves on having a wealth of experience and qualifications. This knowledge and skills ensure they can quickly assess any generator, identifying any issues and devising an ongoing maintenance protocol. If you’re concerned about your generator, get in touch with our friendly staff to book in a generator service or assessment.

How do I reduce the need for repairs?

<span class=”et-font-size” data-fontsize=”20px” data-lineheight=”18px”>Ongoing and proactive maintenance is the key to improving the lifespan of your generator and limiting the likelihood of breakdowns. After conducting a lifespan assessment, Reactive Generators can create a comprehensive maintenance plan for your specific generator.

Where are Reactive Generators based?

<span class=”et-font-size” data-fontsize=”20px” data-lineheight=”18px”>Reactive Generators operates across Queensland, offering specialised teams in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Ipswich and Northern to Mid North Coast New South Wales. Our organisation includes on-site visits and in-depot services to ensure that we can provide timely and proactive solutions to your problems. Visit the locations tab in our main menu to find your closest Reactive Generators team and get in touch with our friendly staff to book your first appointment.

Why should I trust Reactive Generators with my unit?

<span class=”et-font-size” data-fontsize=”20px” data-lineheight=”18px”>Reactive Generators only employs fully-qualified, experienced and dedicated professionals to work in our stores. Drawing on years in the industry, our team of experts are driven by customer satisfaction and strive to provide efficient and friendly support for every customer. Our Queensland-wide crews specialise in generator repairs, service and maintenance, as well as offering a range of other options. Visit the services section of our main menu for an overview of what we offer.

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