Power companies have hundreds of thousands of assets to monitor and maintain to avoid damage to the power grid. They include generators, generator circuit breakers, line disconnect switches, step-up and stepdown transformers, segregated and non-segregated bus ducts, potential transformer cabinets, medium voltage switchgears, and motors. Systems are subject to excessive loads, normal wear and tear, and challenging environmental conditions which can cause thermal or electrical breakdown. When equipment wears out or cables split due to overheating, they can cause fires.
The DT Advantage
In addition to unhappy customers and lost revenue, power companies have the potential to lose an average of $1.26 M in revenue over a 7-day period if a 500MW generator goes down due to a forced outage. Utilities typically rely on employees to check cable conditions by hand. Most rely on thermal cameras and perform spot checks. Though resource intensive, data collection is not always accurate and at best, irregular. In contrast, smart sensors can check a greater number of locations and report back every few minutes
At 20x20x2mm, these things are really, really, small. Use the backside sticker to stick it to (almost) anything!
Up to 15 years. Install today, replace it in 2035.
All data is encrypted, from the sensor to the cloud. A-grade 3rd party security review.
IP68. It's literally moulded into plastic.