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Develop an Open, Custom Power Quality Measurement System
The NI LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite helps you develop a custom single- or three-phase power monitoring, metering, or quality analysis application. The following analysis functions are included with the Full edition of this suite:
-Magnitude of the supply voltage
-Supply voltage dips/swells
-Supply voltage unbalance
-Mains signaling voltage on the supply voltage
-Rapid voltage changes (RVCs)
-Measurement of under-deviation and over-deviation parameters
With the LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite, you combine the fixed standardized algorithms from the power industry with the custom capability of a full programming language and modular hardware. When you design systems with LabVIEW software and NI hardware, you have the flexibility to customize file formats, user interfaces/human machine interfaces (UIs/HMIs), web capability, communication protocols, and algorithms.
Upgrade to the Professional Edition for Advanced Smart Grid Device Design With NI CompactRIO
The flexibility and included IP make LabVIEW an ideal software environment for phasor measurement unit (PMU), custom relay, and other intelligent electronic device research. The ruggedness and ability to upgrade in the field make CompactRIO an effective platform for early smart grid system deployments. The Professional edition includes the PMU and Protection IP toolkits.
PMU Toolkit for CompactRIO
The Professional edition of the LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite, when combined with the NI 9467 GPS time synchronization module, adds C37.118-compliant PMU capability to a CompactRIO system.
Protection IP Toolkit for CompactRIO
The Professional edition of the LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite includes protection IP and examples for device numbers 50, 51, 27, and 59. In addition, you can create custom curves and logic with the software functions.
The LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite includes several example programs that are ready to compile and run. These are an effective starting point for custom applications because they show how to properly use the VIs on the suite’s palettes.
National Instruments recommends the NI cRIO-9068 or any of the controllers in the performance CompactRIO line along with an LX45/2M gate or larger FPGA-based chassis. The NI cRIO-9076 value line chassis supports FPGA resampling, but processor performance varies with the total number of phases measured and quantity of analysis performed. Contact NI Sales for help in selecting the right chassis.
You can use the Full version of the LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite with NI-DAQmx devices by running the resampling VI on the host/Windows processor. Specific example programs for NI-DAQmx devices are included with the Full version of the suite.