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 monitoring solutions meet all these features and add intelligence.