Remote distribution transformer monitoring: effectively manage your electricity use
For many businesses, distribution transformers are critical infrastructure. However, the only way to check the health of a traditional distribution transformer is reliant on a technician manually inspecting it. Traditional distribution transformers are not connected to online, so their health, performance, and efficiency are typically unknown or reliant upon manual inspections of antiquated gauges/meters.
Powerstar SO-LO’s online remote monitoring capability allows 24/7 visibility to help you better understand how your transformers are performing and identify where efficiencies can be made to obtain the best return on investment.
Smart transformers built for the future
Developed with Industry 4.0 in mind, Powerstar SO-LO’s online remote monitoring functionality displays comprehensive data and intelligence to provide useful grid information, conditional performance data, and energy efficiency reports. It has been designed to complement maintenance activities and allows for the remote monitoring of core temperatures, winding currents, oil temperature and, when integrated, the performance of voltage management functionality.
The platform also enables integration with a number of other technologies, allowing businesses to track the performance of numerous energy assets on a single platform, providing further insight into the business’ efficiency needs.
This functionality can also be added to Powerstar’s High Voltage optimisation solution, a combined super low loss amorphous core transformer and voltage optimisation solution. With remote monitoring capabilities of the LV variable voltage optimisation technology included as standard, allowing for constant monitoring of electricity consumption savings, the option to integrate the HV online remote monitoring functionality present in Powerstar SO-LO is available for additional performance information such as core temperature and winding current. This provides comprehensive insight into the asset to maximise its performance and return on investment.
Below are a number of example pages from the Powerstar SO-LO remote monitoring platform. Contact us for more information about how your business can improve its HV infrastructure with Powerstar SO-LO.
The platform’s homepage provides an overview of the smart transformers performance
Further details about the system’s oil condition can be found on the OIL FCS page
The platform enables predictive maintenance for complete peace of mind