The Energy Meter Test Bench is a device used to check the accuracy of an electricity meter.
This instrument has the ability to perform all of the standard tests and verify that a smart meter is functioning correctly.
The bench is a portable unit that is powered by a 110-volt outlet. The unit can be moved from station to station, allowing the meter tester to test a large number of meters in an efficient manner.
One of the most important components of an electric utility infrastructure, the energy meter is designed to be dependable and accurate, maintaining its performance in spite of environmental and electrical stresses. Whether it is a meter with a mechanical dial or a digital display, the energy meter is an essential part of the power system and must be tested in order to ensure its function.
It is critical for utilities to have a dependable and accurate energy meter for the following reasons:
Provides reliable information on the power flow, voltage, current and resistance between two points at different times. Can be used to measure power quality and determine if a meter is under or over rated at any given time.
* A single unit can be configured to perform up to four separate testing cycles, each with its own set of tests. This allows the operator to complete tests on more than one meter at a time and is very economical for a shop.
A single unit is also capable of displaying the results of each test in a chart format. This enables the operator to quickly view and compare the test results for each meter.
It can also be programmed to run a specific test for a specified period of time and then automatically stop the testing cycle when a particular set of test values are reached. This saves time and provides additional useful information that can be used for auditing purposes.
Using an automated system on the meter test bench helps to reduce the number of manual labor hours required to operate the machine. This valuable innovation automates the meter testing process and revolutionizes the way that meter shops test their equipment.
The meter tester can also be used to identify errors in the averaging of smart meter measurements. This type of error can be difficult to detect with a conventional tester, but it can be easily identified on an automated meter tester.
This type of error can be detected by the automatic measurement of a variety of voltage and current values, varying between each set of test parameters during the entire duration of the test. This can help to determine if an error is caused by the meter or a component in the meter.
An automatic meter tester is the ideal solution for testing a wide range of meters. These machines are easy to use, can handle a large number of meters, and are very economical for a shop. Besides being very convenient, they also offer an added benefit of increased efficiency and production.