Specifying a Transformer Main Tank DGA Monitor

Written by Trevor Lord, LORD Consulting

Transformer Main Tank DGA 1For the past 23 years, LORD Consulting has developed and applied its own IP in the discipline of well implemented on-line main tank DGA monitoring to clients Australasian-wide, with excellent success in the overall risk minimisation to strategic transformers.

Although there is a wide range of devices offered as ‘transformer DGA monitors’ they are by no means equal in capability or performance. Certain devices marketed today are unsuited to the role and this should concern our Industry. It is truly a case of ‘buyer beware’ and, here too, the old adage ‘you get what you pay for’ very much applies to the purchase and successful deployment of these devices.

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The CoroCAM 7HD is now available.

Written by Lord Power Equipment

Improvements include a new full HD visible sensor and a new circuit board allowing 720p HD video of the central cropped full HD feed. This gives you the best of both worlds, the resolving power afforded by a high zoom (30x) full HD visible camera with the smaller file sizes of 720p (a 1/4 of Full HD file sizes).

A simpler and cleaner user interface has been implemented, while keeping the easy to handle and understand the physical interface and menu structure - putting powerful features at your finger tips, if you want to use them.

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New CoroCAM8 Corona Camera video

Written by Lord Power Equipment

Video: CoroCAM 8UAV Inspection at Qirion, NL

A fascinating flashback to a flying visit in the Netherlands with the CoroCAM 8UAV combined UV, visible and thermal camera mounted in a Gremsy T3 gimbal, lofted by an Aerialtronic’s Altura Zenith drone. The point inspection luckily did not show any major issues, unlike the example image included in the video, which shows a corona discharge co-locating with a hotspot.

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Ask Why Accuracy Matters

Written by Lord Power Equipment

Yes, we are interested in assessing the use of accurate transformer monitoring that we can trust and rely on. 

Please call to make an appointment to brief us

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Morgan Schaffer Calisto 2 Instructional Videos

Written by Lord Power Equipment

Morgan Schaffer Calisto 2 Instructional Videos on the following topics are now available

  • Introduction to Calisto 2
  • Calisto 2 Installation
  • Calisto 2 Commissioning
  • Calisto 2 Maintenance
  • Calisto 2 Troubleshooting

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ASPEN Leaflet. Volume 26, Number 1

Written by Advanced Systems for Power Engineering, Inc.

In This Issue

  • Protective System Maintenance Program
  • Transmission Line Loadability
  • Generator Loadability
  • Relay Performance during Stable Power Swings
  • Coordination for Performance during Fault
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ASPEN OneLiner Training Class Albany, NY Sept. 16-18, 2014

Written by Advanced Systems for Power Engineering, Inc.

The next ASPEN OneLiner class is just a month away. This two-and-a-half day class will cover all aspects of the OneLiner software, from beginning to advanced. Please see the panel below for details.

There are only about 10 seats left. If you plan to come, I suggest you sign up on-line and reserve your hotel room as soon as possible.

I hope to see you there.


Sherman Chan

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