Since the launch of Sensformer® at last year’s Hannover fair, Siemens delivers Sensformer® units with connectivity worldwide. The successful concept of the digital transformer conquers the world – and is continuously evolving. Now the first Sensformer® advanced project was installed in Australia.
The 400-kV Basslink transmission line that interconnects Victoria and Tasmania in Australia was installed in 2006. While up to now it has been operated according to the operational limits of its components and the substation itself, nowadays it is sometimes required to transfer the maximum load in order to cover the energy load peaks either in Australia or in Tasmania. As the energy demand is still further increasing, it is important for the operator to gain knowledge on the behavior and ageing of the equipment and thus ensure their functionality over the planned lifetime.