Bringing transformers online in less than ten minutes
Instantly upgrade your transformer into a modern data streaming unit
The energy transition could not have happened at a more critical time. Our power grids are ageing and in need of attention. To complicate matters even further, many technical power distribution specialists are getting close to retirement and it is not possible to scale the workforce to match our needs.
These developments call for a drastic change away from labour-intensive on-site assessment to a scalable, data-driven asset management strategy. The challenge is that we have no real-time transformer performance data.
We made this part easy.
A new standard by Oktogrid™
The traditional obstacles in installing measurement equipment on transformers is taking the transformer out of service and the time needed for installation of equipment.
To solve this challenge we invented a method that makes it possible to harvest and analyse performance data from any type of transformer in real time, without any downtime or tooling needed.
Our Data Collector™ is installed in less than 10 minutes and instantly turns any transformer into a modern data streaming unit.
Attach Power Source
Connect power chord to the Data Collector™
Mount sensor at the designated area and you have connected your transformer for streaming to data services
Non-invasive measurements of transformer load and performance
Measuring transformer condition and performance is difficult. We simplified the process with advanced sensors and algorithms.
The Oktogrid Data Collector is a highly specialised sensing and processing unit that is capable of non-invasively measuring physical transformer performance metrics.
Our focus is on the transformer’s electromechanical and thermodynamic behaviour.
By measuring the electromagnetic field, vibration patterns, ultrasonic acoustic emissions, and thermal variations the Data Collector™ continously gathers the information needed to track transformer performance.
Over time, and across load cycles.
|3-axis Magnetic Field
|3-Axis Vibration Sensor
|Ultra-wide Frequency Acoustic Sensing
|Ambient Asset Temperature
|Electromagnetic field for monitoring load cycles
|Vibration Analysis for winding, core and structure analysis
|Ultrasonic Acoustic Emission for early fault detection
|Touchless surface temperature sensing
|Ambient transformer temperature
|-38 dBV ±1 dB @ 94 dB SPL 1 kHz
|-40 to 380 °C
|-40 to 80 °C
Edge processing with ARM M4 Processor at 120 MHz
We distribute our processing load by having expensive computation done at the edge.
Simultaneous Realtime UTC Timestamps
We synchronise data sampling across all Data Collectors for grid-wide analytics
Direct to Cloud Communication
Seamless and timely Data transmission to cloud using 4G/LTE-m Modem
Sampling, processing, and data transfer can be configured remotely to suit the need and operational demands.
Hardware Layer Encryption and digital signature
We elevate security level with a hardware layer encryption and digital signature tech, using industry standards as AES-256, SHA-384, and ECDSA.
On-Premise Cabled RS-485
Multiple connectivity options such as on-premise cabled RS485, BLE 4.2, Over the Air RS-485 or 2-wire Connection
Robust Installation with Magnetic Mount
Streamlined and non-invasive installation process with a IP67 rating protection against diverse environmental conditions.
Low power device with Multiple Power Options
The monitoring and analysing process is complimented by Long-term battery pack, direct utility power, and energy harvesting.
Now you know how we collect the data. Next, explore how to get access to it.
Want to know more?
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to know more or want to get started working with Oktogrid™.Book a demo