Understanding PZM DC Control System Alerts
DC Control Systems are a critical component of the
infrastructure that supports the reliable delivery of
electricity to consumers. They ensure that vital systems remain
operational, even in challenging circumstances, contributing to
the overall resilience and effectiveness of electric
Low Charger Voltage Alarm:
This alert is because the batteries have fallen below their
acceptable voltage limit (PZM's default is based on the
batteries rated output voltage. A substation's batteries
ensure all the essential electrical systems in a substation
continue to operate in the event of a power outage. The
absence of an electrical supply could result in damage to
equipment and personnel.
Associated Fields: Low Charger Voltage Alarm
Low Charge Amps Alarm:
This alert is because the DC charging current has fallen below
their acceptable voltage limit. (PZM's default is 0.1 amp).
The charging system maintains adequate battery voltage levels.
A substation's batteries ensure all the essential electrical
systems in a substation continue to operate in the event of a
power outage. The absence of an electrical supply could result
in damage to equipment and personnel.
Associated Fields: Low Charge Amps Alarm.
PZM Alert Types
Inspection Alerts instantly tell you what and
where inspections are past due or due within the next 7 days.
Deficiency Alerts tell you instantly what and
where your highest risk deficiencies are.
System Voltage Alerts instantly tell you
where the highest and lowest voltage levels are on your
transmission and distribution system.
Reg Ops Alerts tell you your most active
regulators on the system and enable you to prevent worn
contacts and premature failure of the regulator.
Breaker Ops Alerts identifies which breaker
or recloser is experiencing the most faults on the system, and
the user-defined impact of those faults, based on any
combination of meter counts, load at risk, or revenue at risk.
PZM Alerts are designed to get the most out of your inspection
program. We save hours and hours of grueling analysis and
deliver quality, actionable information that will improve your
utility's electrical system with a click of a button.
PZM Alert Definitions