Eaton has announced the release of the latest version of its Power Xpert Insight software. The power and energy monitoring platform provides a dashboard view into real-time energy usage, efficiency and power quality for facility, energy, information technology and health care managers. The update builds on the robust platform by adding real-time capacity management for power distribution and power quality devices. The update also allows users to perform simulations of electrical load increases, set capacity thresholds and model potential system impacts to help reduce the risk of unplanned downtime and provide adequate system protection prior to the addition of new electrical equipment.
“During periods of peak loading, or when installing new equipment, it is vital to ensure adequate electrical capacity to avoid unplanned power interruptions,” said Marty Aaron, product line manager at Eaton. “By providing the ability to simulate load additions, the new capacity management and simulation features can help commercial and industrial customers proactively forecast peak capacity requirements to predict system performance more efficiently and reliably.”
With an intuitive user interface, Eaton’s Power Xpert Insight software allows customers to view real-time information down to the device level, view energy usage and demand data, compare and trend data, and view a one-line representation of their electrical system. The newest version of the software builds on these capabilities with the new capacity management function. It is specifically designed to provide users with accurate capacity management and planning tools, such as color-coded graphs, user-defined thresholds for cautionary, critical load levels and trend graphed simulation capabilities.
A Modbus® protocol adapter is engineered into the software to simplify the integration of backup power devices from a variety of manufacturers that communicate on open protocols. Providing a more unified view into building status, the protocol adapter can also ease integration of backup power system data into comprehensive building management systems.
Further, the Web-based energy management software is paired with installation and deployment support. Providing a step-by-step guide, the software helps users configure alarm, firewall and communication settings at the touch of a button to reduce the risk of error during system installation and commissioning.