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HIGH VOLTAGE CABLE MONITORING AND LOAD MANAGEMENT

Today's power grids need to operate at the highest possible safe ampacity level.

To protect valuable power cable infrastructure, high safety margins are often applied. These can limit the efficiency of your power cable infrastructure. AP Sensing is the Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) and Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) solution provider for your power grid. Our power cable monitoring solution balances the need for asset protection and power network performance optimization by efficiently pinpointing the root causes of cable failures and potential bottlenecks.

DISTRIBUTED TEMPERATURE & ACOUSTIC SENSING

AP Sensing's Distributed Fiber Optic Solutions (DFOS) for temperature and acoustic measurements, together with our proven Real Time Thermal Rating (RTTR) / Dynamic Cable Rating (DCR) engine and unique SmartVision™ asset visualization and data management software, give you the ideal solution to monitor and protect your power infrastructure. DTS provides continuous temperature monitoring of power cables, detecting hotspots and thermal bottlenecks, delivering operational status, condition assessment and power circuit rating data (RTTR/ DCR). 

For subsea cables, a Depth of Burial module (DoB) can be integrated into the SmartVision software platform to calculate the Burial Depth of the cable. DoB changes are identified along the cable, enabling significant cost savings. In addition, exposed subsea cable segments can be detected and countermeasures initiated.

Additionally, abnormal asset behaviors are revealed by our Machine Learning Transient Alarm (MLTA) that would otherwise remain hidden within the temperature traces captured DTS systems. Our unique MLTA technique allows for the isolation of thermal transients along the monitored asset, so even small irregularities by cold- and hotspots can be detected, and triggers fast and reliable alarming.

DAS offers accurate cable fault detection and location, as well as Third Party Interference (TPI) protection both onshore (e.g. cable theft, digging and drilling) and offshore (e.g. anchor drops and drags). Providing efficient power cable condition monitoring by listening 24/7 to acoustic signatures, DAS helps you optimize transmission line and distribution networks, while reducing operational costs along the entire asset. 

SMARTVISION

AP Sensing's SmartVision management suite shows the condition of your circuits at a glance, controlled by an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI). It seamlessly integrates many DAS, DTS, CCTV and other sensors into a single platform. Circuit layouts are mapped and color-coded to show the measured cable temperatures, as well as instantaneous changes in acoustic energy. Temperature graphs and hotspot tables are readily available. Sections of the cable route can be individually defined for flexible alarm levels and types. Points of interest, such as cable joints, horizontal drillings and manholes can be analyzed with historic trend analysis and historical data is always accessible.

As we develop our products from the research and manufacturing stages, to the project commissioning and maintenance, AP Sensing offers a completely integrated, end-to-end solution. Our team works together with you to select the right combination of technologies to fit your requirements. We also provide onsite services, hotline support, maintenance and product training.

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OUR KEY FEATURES FOR HIGH VOLTAGE POWER CABLE MONITORING

Why you should choose AP Sensing!

FeatureBenefit
Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) and Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) systems ...continuous and continual temperature data along the entire power circuit (DTS); fault location and protection from TPI (DAS).
Superior Raman / Code-Correlation Optical Time Domain Reflectometry (OTDR) technology...best-in-class accuracy and longest range without strain crosstalk.
Comprehensive SmartVision management suite...highly advanced key component for safe and optimized asset operation.
Integrated RTTR/DCR engine …ampacity prognosis and intelligent data processing. 
Remote communication network system...retrieve data seamlessly from assets distributed over a large geographical area.
DFOS Sensor...ability to cover large areas and longer distances with a single sensor.
Depth of Burial (DoB)...real-time depth of burial analysis to minimize the impact on the surrounding ecosystem and prevent equipment failures.

APPLICATIONS

  • Our solutions monitor key application areas, including:
  • HVAC / HVDC underground power cables
  • Transmission lines and distribution networks
  • Offshore export cables, array cables & interconnectors   
  • Power cable joints, terminations, tunnels and trenches
  • Overhead lines (pylons) & transformers
  • Utility tunnels

POWER CABLE MONITORING DOCUMENTATION

Distributed Temperature Sensing and Real Time Thermal Rating

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