Faults on rural overhead line networks can be difficult to detect and locate. This is particularly evident during storm conditions when multiple faults can develop on a single circuit. Traditional techniques are time consuming, while certain fault types if left undetected can present a serious danger to life.
Faults are traditionally located by walking the line within a protection zone. However this is expensive in time and resources. Furthermore it annoys the customers patience and prolongs the exposure of engineers to extreme weather.
Broken conductor faults can go undetected. Similarly low clearance lines may not cause the operation of existing protection and thus present a high risk to the public and patrolling teams
High current faults located within 2-4 pole spans and lowered lines within a few hundred metres thus reducing excessive patrolling, especially during extreme weather.
Always connected, the system ensures coverage during storms and network reconfigurations maximizing the efficiency of repair teams.
Detect faults which would not normally lead to an outage, improving safety and customer experience
Ensures the alarms are raised within your existing system and subject to your workflows.