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Extreme Multifunction Recorders- BEN 6000 Digital fault recorder (with options for power quality and PMU)

Manufacturer: Qualitrol show products

Extreme digital fault recorder and power generation monitor with multifunctional capabilities contained in one device


Extreme digital fault recorder and power generation monitor with multifunctional capabilities contained in one device:

  • Digital fault recorder (DFR) 
  • Dynamic system monitor (DSM) 
  • Dynamic Monitoring Equipment (DME) 
  • Dynamic Disturbance Recorder (DDR) 
  • Continuous recorder (CR) 
  • Class A power quality meter (PQ) 
  • Phasor measurement unit (PMU) 
  • Impedance-based fault location (FL) 
  • Sequence of events type display (SOE) and sequential of events integration with Qualitrol SER 4100 alarm and events monitor
  • Full NERC compliance


  • Leverages investment with many critical functions built into one device
  • Achieve cost effective,integrated, automated substation via IEC 61850
  • Utilizes the most accurate and highly flexible system acquisition topology
  • Monitor large networks from one,single high-channel capacity system

Other key features:

  • 16 bit analog to digital resolution and up to 12kHz sampling rate
  • Shunts for current measurement to obtain high accuracy 0.2% on current
  • One analog to digital converter per channel
  • Ability to monitor frequency on every voltage channel
  • Flash disk mass storage as standard (hard disk optional)
  • Triggered recordings (3 speeds)
  • Contains continuous recorder - can provide more than one month of recording independently of eventual triggering conditions
  • Centralized OR decentralized architecture
  • Real time embedded operating system
  • Remote acquisition units for 8 analog channels and 16 digitals as small as 89mm (3.5 inches) high
  • Dynamic swing monitor enables combination of any inputs to create derived quantities to trigger long duration records
  • Cross triggering capability for improved fault identification - allows fast digital fault recording and/or slow signals
  • High synchronization (<5μs) on any channel


  • Class A power quality profiling (IEC 61000-4-30)
  • Continuous recording function for disturbance monitoring (provides more than one months worth of data,recording independently from eventual triggering conditions)
  • Phasor Measurement Unit - PMU (IEEE C37.118 - 2005)
  • BEN Extreme service package - best-in-class service support


  • The BEN 6000 is a high resolution, extreme digital fault recorder designed to monitor electrical signals in generation, transmission, and distribution networks and in industrial electrical energy installations
  • Unlike all other fault recorders, the BEN 6000 falls within the Extreme class, that is, it is designed to operate in the harshest of conditions. It has the unique benefit of providing the highest immunity levels in the world. As a result, a utility or power generation facility will never miss a record!