‘Low cost’ substation monitor passes DNO field trials
Western Power Distribution and 42 Technology, an innovation and product development consultancy, have announced the completion of six months of field trials for FuseOhm, a device that monitors performance parameters in electricity substations.
SSEN to purge greenhouse gas from circuit breakers
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission has declared its intention to phase out the greenhouse gas sulphur hexafluoride (SF₆) - used to insulate circuit breakers in substations - by replacing it with a climate-friendly alternative air and vacuum system.
Technology & Operations
The first line of defence for MV systems
Tony Wills, application engineer at Megger, discusses the importance of using scanners to detect insulation faults.
Aberdeen substation transformed
An Aberdeen substation has been transformed into a colourful boombox mural thanks to a collaboration between the local community and an international artist.
Substation sensor system being used at steel plant
Researchers at the University of Huddersfield have developed a new sensor system that can pick up partial discharges on electricity substations.