Trending: Circuit Breaker Monitoring

Mar 14, 2022 | Utilities, Substations, Breakers
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APPLICATION: Transmission / Distribution Substation Circuit Breakers

Why Is Circuit Breaker Monitoring Trending?

With early detection of circuit breaker deficiencies and automated system performance evaluation, circuit breaker monitoring provides utilities with the tools to help improve efficiency, extend equipment service life, and enhance the reliability of their systems.

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Optimizer3 Circuit Breaker Monitor

The INCON® Optimizer3 Circuit Breaker Monitor delivers advanced automated reporting of all critical circuit breaker diagnostics to ensure uptime and facilitate predictive maintenance. The Optimizer3 is ideal for high-voltage, live or dead-tank, oil, vacuum, or gas circuit breakers. 

The Optimizer3 and its array of sensors deliver a complete diagnostics report of a circuit breaker’s performance.



About Circuit Breaker Monitoring

Since the 1980s, there have been many concepts for monitoring circuit breakers, from complex and expensive, to simple and cheap. The Optimizer3 Circuit Breaker Monitor is a careful balance of low cost, fast installation, and most accurate actionable data. For about 1/10th the cost of the circuit breaker, metrics that are important to the breaker’s performance and maintenance can be monitored in real time.

Negative trends can be identified early, allowing maintenance and repairs to be scheduled when convenient, rather than done in an emergency situation. Scheduled inspections and testing can be deferred, based upon real data, reducing operation and maintenance costs as well as truck rolls.

Here's The Benefits:

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Avoid Downtime

Comprehensively monitor an entire network of battery back-up power systems to aid in ensuring uptime. Remain vigilant with battery health information, battery deterioration measurements, and string failure alarms that create immediate awareness of system deficiencies when customized thresholds are exceeded.

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Preventative Maintenance

Armed with a high degree of battery performance insight, utilities can deploy targeted, preventative maintenance planning in lieu of costly periodic testing and emergency truck rolls, lowering overall maintenance costs.

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Automated NERC Compliance

Keeping up with NERC PRC-005-6 compliance efforts doesn’t have to be overwhelming and difficult. Implementing an automated battery monitoring solution will ensure utilities keep pace with government mandated requirements.

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Mitigate Replacement Costs

With remote access to key battery state-of-health data, utilities can more effectively predict the end-of-life of their battery systems. Zero-in with the data-driven replacement of specific aging batteries and strings instead of broad-based battery replacement programs.

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