On-line monitoring is the better tool a transformer user may have to increase performance, reduce failure risks and cut maintenance costs. Compared to traditional transformer diagnostic methods, which are performed onsite with the transformer de-energized, monitoring gives the asset owner access to real-time condition information, even from remote locations. When changes in conditions are detected, the operator is notified immediately.
Through remote access, the asset owner can then evaluate the status of the equipment without dispatching an engineer to the site, saving both valuable time and resources. Since monitoring detects condition changes in real-time – versus periodically with traditional diagnostic methods – the asset owner has time to plan and act before faults occur.
A monitoring system must be safe, reliable, easy to use and cost effective. ABB's TEC (Transformer Electronic Control) meets all these features and adds intelligence.
- As measurement is easy, interpretation is hard, TEC helps you convert streams of data into information using a user friendly interface, requiring a minimum of training
- With a strong mechanical stability, temperature endurance and modular design, the platform is expandable allowing for a long life span
- Adding the TEC Server you can connect up to nine TEC units to one web portal, ABB offers you 24/7 forecast and event diagnostics for all signals