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Fluke P3 Thermal Imagers and Fluke 430 II Power Quality Tools win Consulting-Specifying Engineer Awards

November 2012

Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire/life safety, electrical, and plumbing systems engineering markets. The annual reader-choice program was created to provide Consulting-Specifying Engineer's readers with information about the top new product in their fields. Consulting-Specifying Engineer is a magazine for professional engineers who design mechanical, electrical, electronic and related systems for commercial, industrial, and institutional projects.

In the category “Test Instruments, Meters, Data Loggers,” Fluke’s power quality tools won gold and its thermal imager won silver.

The Fluke 430 Series II three-phase power quality and energy analyzers are handheld tools that measure electrical power consumption, quantify wasted energy, and improve the performance and lifespan of electromechanical equipment. Three measurement functions are combined with hardware, software, and firmware improvements. The Unified Power function provides the ability to calculate the monetary cost of the wasted energy and to automatically quantify the energy wasted by harmonics and unbalance. The Inverter Efficiency function simultaneously measures the input and output power inverters. The Fluke 435 model includes PowerWave, a “fast capture” system that displays waveforms, half-cycle RMS voltage, and current values to measure interaction during switching operations. These analyzers have up to 32 GB memory, a swappable SD memory card, and USB connectivity.

Fluke added four additional products to the P3 Series thermal imagers: the Ti27 and Ti29 models measure temperature from -20 to 600 C with a high temperature color alarm for industrial applications, and the TiR27 and TiR29 models measure temperature from -20 to 150 C with a low temperature or dewpoint color alarm for building inspection and maintenance applications. These thermal imagers feature interchangeable lenses, 76,800 total pixel image count for the Ti32 and TiR32 models, thermal and spatial resolution with Fluke IR-Fusion that simultaneously displays visible light and infrared images, and Fluke SmartView professional IR software for viewing, annotating, editing, and analyzing.