Circuit Breaker Monitor
Source: INCON ( Intelligent Controls, Inc. )
The OPTImizer+ is an in-service, on-line monitor for utilities, as well as other companies where power quality
The OPTImizer+ is an in-service, on-line monitor for utilities, as well as other companies where power quality is key to operations. It is designed to better predict circuit breaker maintenance needs and avoid costly breaker failures by measuring contact wear. Using patented I²T technology, it measures current during the time from main contact separation to arc extinction, then alerts the user to potential problems. It also measures the arc duration time, contact interrupting duty, and mechanism time, and quantifies and trends the results. This allows the user to perform Just-In-Time (JIT) maintenance.
This monitor delivers a complete breaker event history, providing system operations, planning, and protection groups with a new level of intelligence and the ability to implement cost-saving reliability centered maintenance programs. It also features visual, digital or analog outputs available at the breaker or inside the control house, a RS-232 port for remote HMI via standard SCADA, relay, wireless, or other communication system, easy, non-invasive installation, simple menu-driven programming, and rugged utility-style construction.
INCON ( Intelligent Controls, Inc. ), 74 Industrial Park Road, PO Box 638, Saco, ME 04072. Tel: 800-872-3455; Fax: 207-283-0158.