Key Components of DCTMS-640
One unit of DCTMS-640 Consists of the following equipment
1. LTE-640 : Its a high resolution ( 640X480Pixels) thermal camera which is the core of the DCTMS-640 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 DCTMS-640 cover more areas per unit. Its a weather proof industrial grade system designed to perform in harsh weather conditions.
4. INFRAVIEW 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. This software is heart and mind of the DCTMS-640 Substation Monitoring System solution. INFRAVIEW 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 DCTMS-640. 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 DCTMS-640 installation site to the control room where a Server Grade PC is located with INFRAVIEW Software. If continuous monitor is not needed, than multiple ( upto 8) units of DCTMS-640 can be connected to the same data link as well as the same PC.