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Reliably predicts flashovers occurences and identifies fault locations in T&D grids

MetrySense 3000

MetrySense 4000

MetrySense 5000

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Provides unprecedented visibility on high voltage T&D grids

MetryView Analytic Modules

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Networks ultra-low consumption sensors for rapidly deployed long-distance coverage

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Improves power quality for the benefit of all consumer segments

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Significantly reduces operational costs by enabling predictive targeted maintenance

UNIQUE SENSORS AND SMART DATA ANALYTICS

A disruptive technology for predicting flashovers over contaminated insulators, reliable fault detection and localization, including analytics software for fault prediction and analysis.

IMPLEMENTING THE INTERNET OF THINGS

Rapidly deployed smart wireless sensors, which automatically create an IPv6 mesh radio network over a large area and can be connected via a gateway to any communication infrastructure.

ULTRA LOW POWER AND MAINTENANCE-FREE

By inducting power harvested from line currents below 2A, MetrySense sensors can operate maintenance free for up to 20 years.

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.

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.

About Us

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.

  • IMPROVED POWER QUALITY

    Utilities can deliver improved power quality due to reduced power interruptions over contaminated isolator strings and fast detection of faults.

  • REDUCED MAINTENANCE COST

    MetrySense-4000 provides valuable real time information, which assists the maintenance team to focus on contaminated power line segments only and avoid unnecessary insulator washing operations. MetrySense-5000 reduces fault localization time, thus improving productivity and optimizes manpower allocation.

  • IMPROVED SAFETY

    MetySense-5000 detects hazards, which sometimes are not detected by the existing protection system, such as a wire fallen on a dry ground. Additionally, the system reduces the need to re-apply power multiple times in order to find faults utilizing a trial and error method.

  • IMPROVED NETWORK VISIBILITY AND CONTROL

    Utilities gain unprecedented visibility on the transmission and distribution grids through prediction analytics of deteriorating isolator strings and accurate identification of high impedance faults.

Wireless Sensors Technology

The power consumption of Metrycom’s wireless-sensors and routers is extremely low. This feature enables the units to be powered from magnetic fields, which are induced by currents flowing in the high voltage grid.

Metrycom is using proprietary hardware and algorithms in order to support low power consumption while ensuring the high stability needed for large radio networks. The radio system was purpose designed to successfully operate in the harsh conditions of high-voltage power lines, with a proven record in the field.

Our Clients

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.

UKPN | Snapshot

Brazil

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

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IEC

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.

IEC | Snapshot

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.

Western Power Distribution | Snapshot