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DENT Instruments Launches New PowerScout Series of Networked Power Meters for Commercial, Retail, and Industrial Submetering Applications

FEBRUARY 18, 2009 

(DENT Instruments, Bend, OR) — DENT Instruments, a global leader in the design and manufacture of power and energy measurement instruments, announced the introduction of the PowerScout™ Series of networked power meters. The PowerScout™ was developed to be the front-end metering ‘engine’ in energy management and building automation and control systems. It provides accurate and timely energy consumption data that is the foundation for efficient energy management.

Chris Dent, President of DENT Instruments said, “These new permanent mount meters can capture real-time kW/kWh demand data as well as virtually all relevant energy variables for diagnostics and monitoring on three-phase and single-phase circuit installations. The PowerScout’s™ flexibility, size, and ease-of-use make them ideal tools for gathering detailed energy consumption and efficiency information.”

The PowerScout™ 18 is a multi-circuit (CT) version that allows it to be configured for monitoring multiple electrical circuits sharing a common voltage source, or for current only monitoring of branch circuits. The PS 18 is well suited for data center monitoring, tenant sub-metering, and for accountability metering in commercial, retail, and industrial facilities.

The PowerScout™ requires no external power and can accommodate service voltages ranging from 60-600V. DENT’s patented PhaseChek™ circuitry includes a 3 LED indicator display that confirms proper CT to phase installation – greatly reducing set-up time. Data updates occur every 0.5 sec, and instrument accuracy is better than 1%. The communications interface to the PowerScout™ is through an RS422/485 serial connection using the industry standard Modbus protocol.

DENT Instruments is a leading supplier of an array of precision measurement instrumentation and analytical software in the field of energy management.

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