SwitchGear Monitoring Solution

Why Assets monitoring ?

TECHNICAL CONSTRAINTS / TECHNICAL WEAKNESSES

  • Networks become more complex – renewables, fluctuating generation
  • Bi-directional power/load flow
  • More operations and stress on equipment: switching, overloads, harmonics
  • The infrastructure is aging, impact of new conditions on equipment is unknown
  • Environmental events are worsening (global warming)

EVOLUTION OF INDUSTRY GOOD PRACTICES

  • Digitalization, INDUSTRY 4.0 or SMART GRID
  • High availability and quality requests for the electricity supply (High risk of huge penalty for Utilities and risk of financial losses for Industrial customer in case of breakdown)
  • Higher requirements for security and safety

There are 5 to 10 arc flash explosions in electrical equipment every day in the USA

Source: NFPA 2015 report

What are the main failures ?

INCREASE OF THE TEMPERATURE

  • Connection faults
  • Harmonic
  • Overload

DEGRADATION OF THE INSULATION

  • Superficial Partial Discharge (PD)
  • Internal PD
  • Corona PD

Continuous Rising of temperature on critical points and Partial discharges represents 70% of failures ! 

What are the benefits of an Asset Monitoring ?

The United States Department of Energy found that 75% of breakdowns are eliminated by energy companies that use Asset Monitoring Solutions enabling access to predictive maintenances / condition base monitoring (CBM)

Asset Monitoring solution for Predictive Maintenance in the Energy Markets provides:

  • Savings of 12% on planned repairs
  • Maintenance Costs reduced by 30%
  • Unplanned Downtime reduced by 75%

 

OUR SOLUTION

MV switchgears instrumented with:

– Wireless battery-less temperature sensors
– High-performance UHF probes
– Ambient temperature & humidity sensor
– Modular IoT platform for data acquisition, analysis & connectivity

Real time Alarms

Actionable data on assets condition

Cloud Service

 

 

BENEFITS

Condition-based maintenance

Dynamic load management

Failure prevention