A phasor measurement unit (PMU) or synchrophasor allows you to measure electrical waves on any electricity grid, with the help of a common time source that aids in synchronization.
PMU Connection Tester
is a sturdy piece of software that allows you to collect information about data streams recorded and distributed by such devices. The program requires
installed on your computer in order to properly work.
The application provides you with convenient ways of logging data received from synchrophasors. As these devices can be connected as a dedicated components or as relays, you have the possibility to connect to them and listen for incoming data.
The data streams sent by phasor measurement units display and measure electrical waves, along with several characteristics, such as magnitude or frequency. This way, you are able to check if any abnormalities are registered, meaning that your electricity grid might malfunction.
PMU Connection Tester can help you save all the data received from phasor measurement devices, in order to further analyze it, or send it to a specialist that can determine if your grids are properly working.
Furthermore, the application can receive data using various protocols, such as IEEE C37.118 (Version 1/Draft 7, Draft 6), IEEE 1344, BPA PDCstream, SEL Fast Message, UTK FNET streaming data protocol, IEC 61850-90-5 and Macrodyne. This ensures flexibility, as you can connect to most synchrophasors.
To sum it up, PMU Connection Tester offers you an efficient way of capturing data streams sent by phasor measurement devices, thus testing the connection with them. Although the application presents itself with an user-friendly interface, it can be confusing for those who have no knowledge on how synchrophasors work or the way electrical waves should travel in electricity grids.