Distribution Transformer Monitoring System

Short Descrption for Distribution Transformer Monitoring System

Elevate the performance and longevity of your power distribution network with our advanced Distribution Transformer Monitoring System. This cutting-edge solution empowers you to continuously assess the health of your distribution transformers, ensuring maximum reliability and efficiency. By collecting real-time data on crucial parameters, such as temperature, load, and oil condition, our monitoring system enables you to make informed, data-driven decisions. Proactive maintenance and timely interventions are now at your fingertips, helping reduce downtime and prevent costly failures. Trust in a comprehensive solution designed to optimize the performance of your distribution transformers, ultimately enhancing the reliability of your power distribution network.

Detail description

Expert System

Algorithms for analyzing the data acquired online are implemented in the software and reflect GE’s extensive experience with transformers.The expert system highlights issues through configurable alarms and provides clear correlated information as well as recommendations concerning the transformer continued operation, the suggested “next steps” and the need for services and maintenance.


• Load currents (A)
• Over-currents (A)
• Total number of over-currents (A)
• Load factor (A)
• Overload capacity (A)
• Emergency overloading time (A)
• Apparent power (A)
• Active power
• Reactive power
• Transformer power factor (cos φ)
• Transformer losses


• Top oil temperature (A)
• Bottom oil temperature
• Calculated hot spot temperature (A)
• Winding temperature
• Moisture in insulation paper (A)
• Bubbling temperature (A)
• Bubbling safety margin (A)
• Breakdown voltage (A)
• Lifetime consumption (A)
• Ageing rate (A)

Oil Analysis

Both off-line and online data can be analysed.DGA using the most common diagnostic tools: Duval’s triangle, Rogers and Doernenburg ratios, Key Gas methods, etc… as per IEEE C57.104 and IEC 60599. Users can select the method most appropriate to their situation. They can also perform Furfural determination and oil condition evaluation according to IEC 60422:

Dissolved Gas Analysis

• Gas in oil content (1 to 9 gases) (A)
• Gas in oil rate of change (A)
• Moisture in oil content (A)


• Operating voltages (C).
• Transient lightening over-voltages (C).
• Total number of over-voltages (C).
• Change of C1 capacitance (C).
• Power factor (tan δ).
• Oil/SF6 pressure/density.

Transient Over-Voltage

  • Detection of fast transient over- voltages (up to 5 MHz) caused by network switching.
  • Capture of full waveform.

On Load Tap Changer

• OLTC position (A)
• Number of switching operations (A)
• Number of operations until service (A)
• Cum. switched load current (A)
• Cum. current until service (A)
• Power consumption of motor drive (B)
• Motor drive current
• Operation timing (B)
• Assessed mechanical condition (B)
• Energy index (B)
• Contact erosion
• Gas in oil content
• Moisture in oil content
• Oil temperature
• Oil temperature differences
• Oil level in OLTC


• Ambient temperature. (A)
• Ambient humidity.
• Cabinet temperature.

Other measures

• Oil level in main tank.
• Oil pressure.
• Humidity of air inside conservator.
• Gas quantity/gradient in Buchholz relay.
• Other digital and analogue inputs.
• Other parameters on request.

Oil Analysis

Both off-line and online data can be analysed.DGA using the most common diagnostic tools: Duval’s triangle, Rogers and Doernenburg ratios, Key Gas methods, etc… as per IEEE C57.104 and IEC 60599. Users can select the method most appropriate to their situation. They can also perform Furfural determination and oil condition evaluation according to IEC 60422:

Partial Discharge

• Electrical PD.


The built-in simulator module allows the user to simulate external events or internal transformer events and to study the corresponding effect on the transformer’s behavior. It can be invaluable for weighing up options when faced with a difficult decision but can also be used for training of personnel.

Report Generator

The configurable report generator quickly and easily creates a user-friendly report onthe status of the transformer and of its main components. The report can be created on demand for selected monitored functions over a specified time frame.

RModular monitoring solution for power transformers

The MS 3000 is a globally recognized online monitoring solution with well over 1,000 installations worldwide which benefits from extensive transformer manufacturing DNA. It is a powerful tool that concentrates most of the transformer data available and combines it with sophisticated models, diagnostic algorithms and practical experience to help the user evaluate the health of the transformer, monitor its current performance and optimize its operational efficiency. The MS 3000 is modular and highly configurable so that it can accommodate a wide range of specifications or customer requirements surrounding monitoring of the 6 main areas responsible for the failure of power transformers. Standard configurations are also available to cover typical requirements. Its wide range of communication options facilitates connection to SCADA systems, data historians and Asset Performance Management (APM) systems. All this is provided by a single vendor with extensive transformer manufacturing and monitoring experience, which supports the customer from conception to deployment, ensures that the solution meets expectations and stands by it for the long term.



The Web server built into the MS 3000 provides web pages in several languages which can be accessed using a standard web browser. The key data overview screen will highlight any alarm and enable to drill down into more specific data. When part of a transformer fleet, integration with GE’s Perception software** enables centralized information, leveraging of fleet data and fleet health ranking.

Sophisticated Modelling

With a multitude of sensors constantly delivering refreshed online data, the MS 3000 uses sophisticated models to analyse all this data, correlate it when additional sources are available and convert the data into actionable information in order to enable the asset owner to get the most out of the transformer.

Faced with increasing demands for enhanced network reliability and the pressure to improve the performance of critical transformers, asset owners are continually seeking innovative solutions. Continuous monitoring of a distribution transformer’s vital components, including the active part, bushings, tap changer, and cooling system, plays a pivotal role in maximizing availability, reliability, and longevity while minimizing the overall life-cycle cost. Beyond traditional Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA), asset owners are expanding their horizons by integrating advanced sensor technologies to create a comprehensive online monitoring network.

GE’s MS 3000 represents a breakthrough in transformer monitoring, offering a holistic and modular approach that covers the most common causes of failure. By aggregating data from various sensors into a unified data stream, the system leverages cutting-edge analysis and sophisticated models to prevent data overload and provide a comprehensive view of the transformer’s overall health. This results in actionable insights, intelligent alarms, diagnostics, and suggested operational next steps. The MS 3000 is more than just a monitoring system; it’s an “Expert System” that empowers you to make confident assessments of your transformers’ conditions and optimize their operation and maintenance.

Key Benefits:

  1. Continuous Supervision: Monitor your entire transformer with data from various sensors.
  2. Modular Design: Choose from essential to comprehensive monitoring based on your needs.
  3. Unified Data: Access all information at a glance, even when overseeing multiple substation transformers.
  4. Expert Guidance: Leverage an “Expert System” for improved decision-making and asset management.
  5. Efficiency and Cost Savings: Achieve optimum operational efficiency and reduce life-cycle costs.
  6. User-Friendly Interface: Utilize the web server HMI for easy data analysis without the need for additional software.
  7. Integration Capabilities: Seamlessly integrate the system with GE’s Perception software for centralized information management and leverage your fleet’s data.
  8. Interoperability: Ensure your transformers are compatible with Smart Grid and Digital Substation technologies, enhancing the resilience and intelligence of your distribution network.

Investing in a Distribution Transformer Monitoring System is a proactive step towards enhancing the reliability and performance of your power distribution network, ultimately reducing the risk of costly downtime and failures. The MS 3000 offers a comprehensive solution that empowers asset owners with invaluable insights and expert guidance for making informed decisions and optimizing the operation and maintenance of their transformers. Elevate the performance and reliability of your distribution network with GE’s advanced monitoring system.

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Advantage of Distribution Transformer Monitoring System

The Distribution Transformer Monitoring System offers a multitude of advantages that empower asset owners and utilities to enhance the reliability, performance, and overall management of their distribution network. Here are some key benefits:

  1. Enhanced Reliability: Distribution Transformer Monitoring provides real-time insights into the health and condition of transformers. It enables early fault detection, minimizing unplanned outages, and ensuring a more reliable power supply to consumers.

  2. Optimized Maintenance: The system offers predictive maintenance capabilities, allowing asset owners to perform maintenance activities when needed, reducing operational disruptions, and lowering maintenance costs.

  3. Extended Transformer Lifespan: Continuous monitoring and proactive maintenance extend the lifespan of distribution transformers, safeguarding valuable assets and reducing the need for premature replacements.

  4. Reduced Downtime: Quick fault detection and efficient asset management lead to a significant reduction in downtime, translating into improved network availability and customer satisfaction.

  5. Cost Savings: By minimizing unplanned outages, optimizing maintenance, and extending asset lifespans, Distribution Transformer Monitoring ultimately reduces the life-cycle cost of transformer management.

  6. Comprehensive Coverage: The system offers comprehensive monitoring, covering vital transformer components such as the active part, bushings, tap changer, and cooling system, providing a holistic view of the transformer’s health.

  7. Advanced Analytics: Leveraging data analytics and sophisticated models, asset owners gain in-depth insights into transformer conditions, enabling intelligent alarms, diagnostics, and data-driven decision-making.

  8. User-Friendly Interface: Distribution Transformer Monitoring systems typically come with web server HMI interfaces that make data analysis and system management user-friendly and accessible.

  9. Integration Capabilities: These systems can be seamlessly integrated with other software and systems, including GE’s Perception software, allowing for centralized information management and data leveraging across the entire fleet.

  10. Interoperability: The system ensures that transformers are compatible with Smart Grid and Digital Substation technologies, contributing to a more intelligent and resilient distribution network.