A disruptive technology for predicting flashovers over contaminated insulators, reliable fault detection and localization, including analytics software for fault prediction and analysis.
Networks ultra-low consumption sensors for rapidly deployed long-distance coverage
Improves power quality for the benefit of all consumer segments
Significantly reduces operational costs by enabling predictive targeted maintenance
Transition from periodic to predictive maintenance
Metrycom empowers energy companies with an unprecedented visibility on their high voltage transmission grid, thus allowing them to locate ahead of time potential failures and the performance of aging equipment. Power utilities can now evolve from periodic maintenance to performing maintenance operations only where and when required. Smart maintenance dramatically reduces operational costs while ensuring higher service quality.
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Empowering Power Utilities with Internet of Things Technology
Metrycom allows utilities companies to extract the value inherent to the Internet of Things by empowering them with continuous visibility over their high voltage transmission and distribution lines, while reducing maintenance costs and, increasing both reliability and safety.
Our technology combines smart induction sensors, self-developed low-cost mesh radios and proprietary algorithms to detect flashovers and variations in the electrical field patterns. These readings are translated into relevant and useful information that is processed, mapped and visualized for network managers and maintenance engineers.
Due to our hands-on experience and unique interdisciplinary know-how, we have developed a cost-effective solution, which recoups its deployment within months.
Since 2008, Metrycom has been providing rapidly deployed ultra-low power consumption wireless sensor solutions for large area applications. We enable power utilities to gain better visibility on their transmission and distribution lines, which suffer from isolator strings contamination and faults, typically in remote locations.
In 2010 Metrycom teamed up with the IEC Corporation to utilize the experience and knowledge of both companies for the development of an inexpensive and practical solutions which resulted in a complete sensing and radio solution for high voltage lines that could be deployed live in on transmission lines.
Metrycom’s proprietary sensor solutions are now deployed by the IEC and additional power utilities worldwide for fault locating on long distance transmission and distribution lines.
Through its sensor and data analysis technologies, Metrycom leads high voltage line monitoring and Smart T&D Grids sectors.
UK Power Networks
Reliable detection of high-impedance ground faults in power distribution networks is challenging, especially in grids with compensated earthing where fault currents are very small. MetrySense-5000 smart grid sensors and analytics solution has an exceptional world-leading performance of reliable detection of high impedance faults, including in grids with compensated earthing (using Petersen coil) which was proven in many countries including in the UK.
Metrycom and a leading power utilities in Brazil have cooperated in projects of deployment of MetrySense-5000 system in large rural feeders in Brazil. The mesh radio network covers large areas with diameter up to 100km per feeder, and capable of detecting the location of blown fuses and also high impedance faults to ground
Over 12000 Megawatt of generation capacity suffers from unidentified faults that occur in its transmission lines due to the accumulation of dust and moisture on the insulator strings. IEC carries out costly routine washing operations using helicopters and their direct effectiveness is hard to measure. As a result they need to reduce the overall cost on washing operations by directing the washing teams to the contaminated poles.
Western Power Distribution
Metrycom Communications Ltd was selected by UK Distribution Network Operator (DNO) Western Power Distribution (WPD) to supply its state-of-the-art MS 5000 Smart-Grid Sensors for trials on part of the company’s 33kV overhead line network in June 2020. WPD is one of the largest DNOs in the UK and is responsible for the electricity distribution network across the Midlands, the South West of England and South Wales, serving 7.9m customers and operating more than 220,000 miles of cable and overhead power lines.