IR Substation Monitoring – GRID-DETECT
Thermography-based Substation Monitoring System
The IR Substation Monitoring (IRSM) System uses infrared (IR) technology to monitor the temperature of substation components to secure the reliability of substation.Thermography cameras in combination with visible camera and pan-tilt head observe the substation area and thus allow predective maintenance.
The temperature measurements are made fully automatically without the need of any manual interaction. The system GRID-DETECT automatically raises warning and alarm if an adjustable temperature threshold is passed. This prevents dangerous substation component failures and saves the reliability of the entire substation. GRID-DETECT automatically tracks the temperature development of different substation elements. This allows reducing maintenance costs, failures and unplanned outage of substation. GRID-DETECT comes with highly reliable components in a flexible structure and thus, is easily adaptable to the different situations and operational modes in substations.