INCREASED operational awareness
Tens of thousands of individual points of generation are coming online, and each one represents a potential point of backfeed — the reverse flow of power. Without situational awareness, operators and field personnel are blind to backfeed current.
Operational Risk Management for a power grid requires timely, accurate, and thorough data. MICATU Optical Sensors, combined with the m410B processor, deliver a comprehensive view of precise status in real-time, regardless of directional flow. Critical insight that helps keep your critical resources, your people and your infrastructure safe and efficient.
Lose the hassle. Lose the risk. MICATU Optical Sensors are hot-installable and hot-swappable. Deploy wherever needed without extensive reconfiguration, significant downtime, or interrupting the circuit.
Technology that operates as part of the electrical circuit is constantly at risk of violent failures from surges, network overload, lightning strikes, moisture, and equipment decay from temperature and voltage extremes.
Failure rates can go as high as 1.32% per transformer year, depending on voltage class.
Optical sensing doesn't pass electrons, so the entire unit is nonconductive. From the optic crystal to the injection-molded HCEP housing, MICATU Optical Sensors remain safely isolated from the current and don’t present any kind of fire ignition source.
A safer solution
All MICATU Optical Sensors provide the same powerful measurement capabilities in a platform that’s safe and easy to install. Overhead or underground; in the substation or outside; high, medium, or low voltage: the MICATU Optical Sensor Platform has you — and your people — covered.