Transformers are a vital and decisive part of power grids – no matter if conventional or digital. The Sensformer™ will enable you to digitize this important keystone of your grid. Now your transformers are connective!
The digitally connected transformers Sensformer Advanced and Sensformer Edge offer great advantages: Transformer downtimes can be reduced, operation of the transformers can be made more flexible, and at the same time, costs can be reduced and environmental protection improved.
Both Sensformer versions contain the necessary sensors for entering the most important operating parameters – such as oil-level, temperature, and LV winding current. The biggest difference lies in data storage and analysis. While Sensformer Advanced saves the data in a cloud and processes it further, Sensformer Edge does this directly in the substation on a local computer.
The digital twin is an important element of Sensformer Advanced and Sensformer Edge. It allows operators to simulate the behavior of the physical asset in real time and thus creates a completely new type of experience and value-add applications: An active overload manager allows Sensformer operators to manage temporary overloads without compromising on lifetime. With a full temperature view, the current heat status can always be checked, a life consumption view gives indications on the residual lifetime of the asset. Furthermore, based on the digital twin, for highly developed applications, additional advanced sensors can be used on the asset, e.g. bushing, partial discharge or DGA sensors.