Electric Substation MonitoringSource: FLIR Systems, Inc
Electric power utilities are faced with an aging infrastructure, increasing risk of blackouts and brownouts, costly unplanned maintenance, security threats to remote facilities, and rising costs. As part of a government/industry initiative, utilities are looking for ways to address these issues that will improve the reliability of electric power delivery while reducing costs. FLIR is participating in these efforts by working with various partners and utilities to improve the monitoring of electric substations. Through the use of FLIR’s “smart” infrared cameras and automation software, impending equipment failures and security breaches can be detected anytime, day or night, at a remote monitoring location. The net effect is increased reliability and reduced cost.