Substation monitoring system operational within minutes
The FuseOhm maximum demand logger offers accurate real-time measurement and recording of key parameters – such as current, voltage and phase angle – combined with fast and easy installation to enable a significant reduction in installation costs. Using self-powered ‘plug and play’ adaptors that slot into existing fuseways in seconds, it only takes a few minutes to install a complete monitoring system within a typical substation comprising a dozen or so fuses. This is to be compared with most commercially-available monitoring equipment that would take two man-hours or more to install, and require careful cable installation, a central control unit and a power connection.
FuseOhm is based on 42 Technology’s innovative Triple Ohm technology: a low-cost approach for three-phase metering applications that offers very high isolation voltages, high data sampling frequencies and can be easily linked to wired or wireless communications networks for remote monitoring applications. The new system is now ready for more extensive industrial trials, although some work will be needed to finalise the data-connectivity features to meet specific DNO requirements or network configurations.
The system is completely robust to fault conditions and 42 Technology is now actively looking for commercial partners to help bring the new system to market.
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