A partial discharge monitoring system for high voltage and medium voltage assets.
OptiFender is an innovative fiber optic sensing solution which enables partial discharge monitoring of high voltage assets in challenging environments.Thanks to its unique fiberoptic technology and passive sensing principle, the OptiFender system delivers a set of benefits for your most challenging installations:
For retrofitted and embedded cable accessories, each joint location is monitored with a pre-assembled sensor set.
Detect partial discharge in switch gear
Diagnose and monitor transformers to identify and localize PD source
Detect partial discharge in electrical machines in real time
OptiFender is the world’s first fiber optic partial discharge monitoring system.
Its unique patented technology delivers a highly reliable fiber optic solution, while keeping the same performance as state-of-the-art electrical systems.
OptiFender measures the acoustic emission signals of partial discharges and tracks their evolution over time with fiber optic PD sensors. The measuring principle behind the fiber optic PD sensor is based on the acoustic emission technology.The small and completely passive sensors can be easily installed on any kind of asset, enabling the detection of close-by internal and surface partial discharges.The acoustic emission signals acquired by the sensor is transmitted to the acquisition unit through a standard telecommunication optical fiber. The acquired data is then displayed and analyzed through the dedicated software.
Our revolutionising technology allows us to detect even the slightest indications of PD. Our success is not only demonstrated through the work we do with our clients but through our peer-reviewed research as well.
The data acquisition unit is a modular readout that transmits and receives the optical signal from the sensor.
These components detect parameters and ensure optimal sensor connectivity, crucial for transmitting optical signals.
Our software analyzes the signals from the sensors, converting them into meaningful insights.
“OptiFender allowed us to solve the main limitations and now we are able to benefit from long-distance coverage and EMI immunity. After trying out of the first OptiFender system, we were happy about the results and proceeded to use OptiFender for a number of current projects,”
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