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Technology Demonstration Laboratory

Power Quality International’s Technology Demonstration Laboratory and TV Studio, located at its corporate offices in Odessa, Florida, is set up as a "television-style" studio that includes high-definition video cameras and sound system. Combined with our similarly equipped conference center, the PQI Technology Demonstration Lab is an invaluable and cost-effective resource for educating specifying engineers, architects, electrical contractors, and building owners/operators.

This state-of-the-art and one-of-a-kind facility includes a nonlinear load bank that can be configured to represent: 

  • Three-phase, phase-to-phase connected electronic loads such as motor drives
  • Single-phase, phase-to-neutral connected electronic loads such as personal computers

The lab also includes a measuring system that accurately determines a transformer’s Excitation Losses and Impedance Losses, under any nonlinear load condition, and calculates its resulting energy efficiency.

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technology1The measuring instruments are based on the Voltage and Current Difference, Loss Measurement Method. This method is detailed in a number of IEEE papers. These publications also discuss the practical limitations of other measurement methods, including the Power-In – Power-Out Measurement Method employed by our competitors.

These custom-built measuring instruments are the only measuring instruments of their type in existence. Both have losses in measurement accuracies of ±1.3% and a resulting efficiency accuracy of ±0.034%.

Contact PQI to set up a no-cost, no-obligation informative and educational session broadcast from the PQI Technology Demonstration Laboratory.

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