Increased requirements for testing Time-of-Use, Demand, Pulse Counting, and Recording Register meters has taxed the resources of existing meter testing laboratories.
Increased workloads have brought about needs for modern, safe testing consoles with added functions and capacity.
The many forms of meters and options available for the forms have made it economically feasible to design test consoles to specific custom requirements.
Hampden has worked closely with the Utility industry for many years to provide them with equipment that is specific to their needs and requirements. The units shown here were designed by Hampden engineers based on criteria supplied by the utility customers.
A typical Time-of-Use Demand board is shown, utilizing computer-control of voltage, current, and phase angle, for open-link testing. The sockets are S-base for single-phase meters.
System features, which can be provided by HAMPDEN, are:
Safety features, which can be provided by HAMPDEN, are:
Hampden Meter Warm-Up Boards
A variety of custom-built boards have been supplied for the Electric Utility industry which provide warm-up facilities. Available in wall-mount or mobile configurations, these systems can be designed for a single application, or can be a multi-form unit capable of maintaining different forms concurrently.
Many different variations are available, including this HAMPDEN-built, thirty position, double sided, mobile warm-up board designed to supply five voltages to seventeen meter forms.
This warm-up board consists of thirty manual disconnect S-base sockets, each with circuit breaker protection, voltage selection switches and form selection switches. Each socket includes indication that the meter is fully inserted and that power can be energized.
Hampden Single Socket Portable Warm-Up Board
The Hampden Single Socket Portable Warm-up Board is a manual quick disconnect socket designed to accomodate customer specified multi-form testing.