Emerson Network Power's ASCO PowerQuest Test Reports help facilities comply with reporting requirements

Emerson Network Power introduces ASCO PowerQuest Test Reports. The product is designed to help facilities comply with NFPA, NEC and JCAHO reporting requirements for on-site power system testing, operation, load profiling and peak load shaving.

ASCO PowerQuest Reports automate the data logging required to comply with NFPA 99 and 110 for exercising emergency power systems, NEC 220.87 for documenting actual on-site power demand load and JCAHO requirements for helping ensure reliable power for life safety loads.

ASCO PowerQuest Reports' data format parallels the requirements of reporting codes and standards. It includes monthly testing, peak load shaving, frequency and test length, date and time of test, equivalent loads (load banks), load run/banks for diesel-powered emergency power systems only and cold starts.

ASCO PowerQuest Reports also provide three applications. First, they capture data on the operational integrity of selected power system equipment, such as a transfer switch, or even its components. Second, they automatically log data during actual power outages to help meet exercising requirements when manual data logging may not be possible or accurate. Third, they provide data that can be used as a diagnostic tool to determine the cause of operational issues and as a predictive tool for maintenance and failure analysis.

ASCO PowerQuest Reports record time-of-use load profile data 24/7. They process the data and produce a 30-day report that shows load demand branch-by-branch and for the entire emergency power system. The data show day-to-day and seasonal load demand variability of building, mechanical and clinical systems. When connected to an energy management system, ASCO PowerQuest Reports can show load demand for normal power for an entire campus. 

ASCO PowerQuest Reports include software, ASCO Engine Gateways, and a 72E Ethernet connectivity module at the controller and power manager interface for automatic transfer switches. They can be integrated into virtually any on-site power SCADA system, or be configured independently. The Reports use the same communications paths as automatic transfer switches and gensets, and can be operated remotely from virtually any computer screen, or at the power system. The Reports' criteria and performance thresholds can be set by the operator.

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