June 26, 2023
With the current focus on grid reliability, more and more utilities are relying on regular inspections to monitor their substation assets such as transformers. While effective, it can ultimately be a time consuming and costly process once you consider the associated operations and maintenance cost of sending a substation crew to complete these inspections. This can pose a real challenge for those trying to improve reliability and safety while reducing travel and operating costs.
To help solve this problem Systems with Intelligence has developed a solution to provide 24/7 touchless thermal asset monitoring using IoT technology. Utilizing their IM500 thermal and visual monitor with their newly developed transformer quick mount arm. This provides the ability to remotely monitor up to 18 points of interest on the transformer, and provide you with trends, alarms, and visual and thermal images to confirm hot spots and temperature divergence in three phase systems.
This transformer quick mounting system holds up to three IM500 IoT modules and features high strength industrial grade magnetic mounts, capable of withstanding Hurricane category 1force winds (123.5mph). They are made of light weight non-conductive fiberglass, that can be installed and aligned by one person with no digging, trenching, or shutdown required. Once installed you can use SWI’s CloudSolution for configuration, monitoring, trending, and alarms. This solution from SWI also offers the ability to integrate with the utility’s SCADA via a gateway to get all the thermal data over DNP. So regardless of where you currently are with substation monitoring, SWI’s quick mount system can offer you a low cost, easy to install and set up solution that can help improve your systems reliability and safety while reducing your travel and operating costs.If you would like to learn more or set up a demo please contact your local CBM representative today!
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