3M’s New Sensored Termination Enables Real-time Monitoring to Support Grid Automation

By Chemical Processing staff

Dec 23, 2013

The 3M Electrical Markets Division has released a new sensing solution that enables power utilities to monitor their underground distribution systems. The 3M Sensored Termination QX-Series supports applications such as volt/VAR optimization (VVO), fault detection, isolation and restoration (FDIR), asset management and load balancing.

The ability to acquire accurate data from critical points throughout the underground medium voltage (MV) distribution network is a key requirement for enhancing the reliability and efficiency of the grid. The sensored termination was designed to provide highly accurate voltage and current data through simple retrofits of existing power equipment, such as switchgear and transformers. The termination provides data that can enable real-time monitoring and control and automation capabilities throughout the underground MV distribution network.

The sensored termination from 3M is pre-calibrated and factory tested. No field calibration is required to maintain accuracy levels.

Allows easy retrofits: Enhances current infrastructure by adding measurement functionality to existing

For more information, visit 3M.com/sensoredaccessories.


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