In real-time, our partners proactively, remotely and accurately (+/- 30 feet) find emerging electrical issues.
Issues are addressed, unfavourable outcomes for their operations, customers and communities are avoided.
Our repeat customers are testimony to the benefit we are bringing.
Our EFD system enables partners the ability to take proactive action before adverse outcomes arise. They save money and build trust with the customers and communities they serve.
Finalist Free Electrons 2020
Finalist EPRI Incubatenergy Labs Challenge 2020
Winner IoT Impact Award 2018
Finalist Outstanding Startup Award 2018
Finalist U.S. Defense Innovation Challenge 2017
Winner Fire Awareness Award 2016
Winner PACE Manufacturing Award 2016
Utilizing continuous monitoring from a patented hardware and software system, our partners detect and diagnose early-stage faults that are hidden.
The photos below show an example of a primary powerline with evidence of damage from conductor clash.
Conductor clash involves two powerlines coming together, under the right environmental conditions, where hot molten particles are ejected into the ground below. As it occurs the powerline conductors are damaged.
Conductor clash has historically been challenging to detect and locate. It will most commonly lead to power outages but has caused wildfires in the past. The example shown was found by the network owner in real-time, remotely and located down to 30 feet by utilizing the Early Fault Detection (EFD) system.
Triggered by the EFD system alerts, it was fixed proactively before adverse outcomes. Finding issues like this, ahead of time, is leading to safer and more reliable networks. Most importantly better community outcomes.
"What we can say is the results have been very promising and it’s worked the way it’s designed to. We’ll let the trial play out and then we’ll look at the deployment across our network.”
General Manager, Electricity Networks, Steven Neave
“We know the devastating impact of bushfires in Victoria – if these positive results continue, this technology could be lifesaving.”
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio
"In the past, we have had several fires started by faults from powerlines. If there is a system in place where that can be monitored and detected before a fire starts that is a bonus"
Country Fire Authority representative, Scott Gambino
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