January 2020, by Fernando Saldívar- Carlos Gaytán
One of the main issues with the electrical distribution system is its response time to restore the system in the event of a failure. This time is critical, as the longer it takes to stabilize it, the more complaints there will be from end users. Unavoidable natural events (i.e. hurricanes or thunderstorms) can affect the electricity supply system and produce power outages. These situations put energy companies under extreme pressure of speeding up their response time and identify the specific cause of failure.
In situations like this, the most common problem energy companies have is that, since they do not know the specific source of the failure, they must rework and this increases their response time to restore power.
At PROLEC GE, we have developed a Smart Transformer that has (proven and developing) fault detection and communication capabilities, which helps keep operating costs low for companies.
The solution involves 3 elements:
In conclusion, this system detects internal electrical faults in the transformer and communicates them to a management system in the Cloud. With this data the user will know exactly when a transformer needs to be replaced or when changing the fuses would solve the issue.
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