Faced with increasing pressure to continuously improve network availability and reliability, asset owners are now often looking for increased coverage on their important transformers. Continuously monitoring the transformer’s main components (active part, bushings, tap changer, cooling system) is key to maximizing transformer availability, reliability and performance while reducing the life-cycle cost. Asset owners are therefore expanding beyond Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA) and connecting to or adding more sensors to extend their online monitoring reach.
GE’s MS 3000 holistic and modular transformer monitoring system enables essential to comprehensive coverage of the most common causes of failure. It lets you combine the outputs of available sensors to form a homogeneous data flow coming from a single source. It uses analysis and sophisticated models to prevent data overload and deliver an aggregate view of the health of the transformer’s main components, providing intelligent alarms, diagnostics and suggested operational next steps. The MS 3000 is an “Expert System” which helps you confidently assess a transformer’s condition and optimize its operation and maintenance.
• Continuous supervision of the whole transformer, integrating data from available sensors.
• Modular: essential through to comprehensive coverage of transformer failure modes.
• All information available at a glance, even across several substation transformers.
• An “Expert System” to help you assess and manage your costly assets.
• Optimum operation efficiency with reduced life-cycle cost.
• Web server HMI, no need for software to access the data analysis
• Integration with GE’s Perception software for centralised information and leveraging of fleet data** .
• Easy inter-operability of the transformer with the Smart Grid / Digital Substation.