ACCUOPT SparkView : Substation Hot Spot Monitoring System detects hot-spots in switch-yard or substation, prepares reports against every potential host-spots in “joints”, keep a record for analysis and displays them in control room.
Key Components of SparkView
One unit of SparkView Consists of the following equipment
1. ThermCAM-384 : Its a high resolution ( 384X288 Pixels) thermal camera which is the core of the SparkView Substation Monitoring System. It uses a lens which is selected as per desired area to measure hot-spots in the switch-yard or substation.
2. 2MP Visual Camera with 20x optical zoom : Visual Camera is used for better identification of the joints manually during the hot-spot location during installation from control room or during any manual inspection remotely from control room.
3. PT-Drive with Enclosure : This is a PAN and TILT System which helps the SparkView cover more areas per unit. Its a weather proof industrial grade system designed to perform in harsh weather conditions.
4. SparkView™ Software : This is an Windows Based Thermal Image Acquisition and processing software which detects hot-spot , generates reports automatically once or twice a day. The period can be configured. SparkView™ Software has many features which are useful for switchyard monitoring system.
Apart from above main components, a panel box that houses all power supplies, ( network equipment if any) are kept at the location near to the installation of the SparkView. Also, it is normally mounted on a rugged pole at approx 45 degree angle to cover large area of the switch-yard or substation.
Normally, at least 1GBPS data link is required from the SparkView installation site to the control room where a Server Grade PC is located with SparkView™ Software. If continuous monitor is not needed, than multiple ( upto 8) units of SparkView can be connected to the same data link as well as the same PC.
Normally, Infraview Software is installed at the Control Room of the Substation, and monitored. If any hot spot is detected, its manually checked and rectified and its status is updated.
An weekly ( or monthly) report can be generated with all hot-spots checked, temperature recorded. One can plot a graph of any hot-spot location against time/dates to see rising pattern which helps analysis and preventive maintenance.