VECTO 3: Advanced Power Quality Monitoring with Waveform Synchronised PMU Technology

Vecto 3 device

Five monitoring & control solutions in one

VECTO System - Swiss Army Knife Blade with Grid Automation+, PMU+, Power Quality+, Grid OscillationMonitoring+, Grid Billing+ callouts.
pmu plus

• Ultra-fast & accurate frequency estimation

• 1Hz & 0.1Hz resolution oscillation spectra

• 10-min highest oscillation detected profiles

• Phasor oscillation and small signal analysis event monitors

pq plus

• Enriched PQ dataset (retaining all phase info)

• Simultaneous multiple interval data streams

• Advanced PQ event monitors

• Large pre & post synchro waveform buffer

• Higher harmonic bands & prevailing phasors

• IEC61000-4-30 (Ed 3.0) Class-A certified

• Automated event grouping & classification

• Synchronised grid event snapshots through the XrossTrigger® mechanism

• 50kHz fixed sampling rate

• GPS time synchronised to within ~100ns

billing

• Four quadrant time-of-use tariffs

• Combined billing

• Separate import, export & nett powers

• Separate import/export bills for prosumers

• Multiple interval data with separate channels for each interval

automation

• PMU, Modbus, DNP3 & EN50160 (SCADA)

• Fast parameter update speed (one per cycle)

• Built-in 4x high speed event inputs & outputs

• Lua-based edge computing sandbox

• Custom applications e.g. FCAS & Fast FCAS

A synchronised view of the grid for a low total cost of ownership

The transformation of the power grid demands an evolution in monitoring & management.

By placing processing power at the point of measurement, VECTO makes grid-wide, synchronised comparisons possible, allowing engineers to focus on a specific point on the grid or many points at once. Instant notifications are sent the instant an event occurs, with high resolution recording and automated grouping and matching for post analysis.

VECTO provides the functionality of five systems in one for a cost effective, scalable and flexible solution that integrates seamlessly with your existing hardware.

Through advances in edge computing, big data analysis & data visualisation, VECTO delivers a comprehensive view across more than 9,000 simultaneous parameters.

Power Analyser  |  Power Quality Analyser  |  Micro Synchrophasor Analyser  |  Digital Fault Recorder  |  PMU  |  Modbus, DNP3, IEC61850 protocols

VECTO 3 is a state-of-the-art multifunction grid-monitoring and control system that delivers one of the most comprehensive GPS time-synchronised data streams available in industry today.

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GPS time synchronised to within 100ns

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Detailed record
of power
grid performance

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High resolution
data is rated and profiled on device

Features and benefits

  • Broadband multifunction device—DC-50kHz
  • Built-in interactive web interface to assist installers during installation.
  • Linux-based platform with adaptable functionality: can grow with your needs
  • Operate autonomous or as part of swarm—under control of VECTO Grid OS
  • Permanent time & phase synchronised—within 100ns from absolute time
  • IP-based communication with 2 x gigabit Ethernet, built-in 4G cellular modem & WiFi
  • Encrypted communication & strong built-in cyber security
  • Supports various industry protocols enabling integration with 3rd party systems
  • Universal AC/DC PSU with built-in battery & support for power over Ethernet

Multifunction measurement & control platform

  • PQI device—ED3.0 Class-A
  • Revenue metering device—Class 0.2S
  • PMU device—Class M & P
  • Merging unit (10kHz streaming)
  • Higher harmonics recorder (up to 25kHz)
  • Small signal event & trend recorder
  • SCADA transducer

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You’re in full control with VECTO Grid OS

VECTO 3 streams data to the system’s monitoring & control platform, VECTO Grid OS, available on all smart devices.