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Ametek Power Instruments Offers Three-Month "Test Drive" of Next-Generation Fault Recorder


Rochester Instruments Platinum 2.5K Recorder Incorporates
Latest Advancements and Capabilities for Ultimate Reliability

ROCHESTER, NY, U.S.A.-AMETEK Power Instruments is offering a three-month "test drive" to evaluate the performance of its Rochester Instruments Platinum 2.5K multi-function fault recorder. The evaluation provides users with a first-hand opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of the highly versatile Platinum 2.5K recorder.

The new Rochester Instruments Platinum 2.5K incorporates the latest advancements in multi-function fault recorders including 8GB flash memory, expanded digital channels, IEEE compliant synchrophasor (C37.118) and PDQIF (P115.9). Its new CPU architecture with solid-state memory eliminates the need for mechanical fan cooling, resulting in no moving parts for worry-free, reliable operation.

No longer needing a hard drive, the unit's non-volatile memory can store over 1000 fault records and over 1000 disturbance records simultaneously, providing a large volume of both high-speed sinusoid data for traditional fault analysis and slower speed data for disturbance or swing recording. The unit also includes steady-state logging of RMS and harmonic spectrum values on every channel and frequency as a standard feature.

AMETEK's easy-to-use proprietary Display Station software is compatible with all types of Rochester Instrument fault recorders and provides advanced communications and analysis capability for quick resolution of power system events. All data types, including transient, disturbance and logger files, can be exported to industry-standard COMTRADE and PQDIF (Power Quality Data Interchange Format). Data is available automatically to create internal reports or to document compliance and regulatory requirements.

The Platinum 2.5K is available in 16 different analog and digital count configurations as standard, including up to 160 digital channels, in a robust, 19", rack-mounted, utility-hardened chassis. With its universal power supply, the unit can be powered from AC or DC with nominal inputs of 88/370Vdc or 85/264Vac, providing it with the flexibility to be installed in just about any location.

The Platinum 2.5 K is backed by AMETEK's more than 20 years of experience in Power Quality Monitoring and Transient Recording. AMETEK Power Instruments offers the most extensive line of fault recorders, annunciators and power measurement products in the electric power industry.

In addition, AMETEK Power Instruments is a global leader in sensor systems for gas turbine engines and industrial/utility boilers and burners and a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading manufacturer of electronic instruments and electric motors with annualized sales of more than $1.8 billion.

For more information or to arrange a "test drive" of Rochester Instruments Platinum 2.5K multi-function recorder, contact AMETEK Power Instruments, 255 North Union Street, Rochester New York 14605 Web site:

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