Madison, WI USA – January 16, 2023 – Franklin Electric announced the expansion of their Power Grid Monitoring product line with the launch of the INCON® Distribution Transformer Monitor (DTM). The DTM provides, meter-grade precision performance monitoring of high-value, mission critical, low voltage pad mount transformers and conventional pole top transformers. By continuously monitoring the key indicators of a transformer’s performance, the DTM provides remote access to real-time transformer health data and automated alarms for condition-based maintenance planning.
A built-in cellular modem allows the DTM to communicate via a cellular network enabling utilities to deploy DTMs virtually anywhere and at scale. A secure MQTT communication protocol allows the DTM to safely communicate with Franklin Electric’s web-based asset management database, UNITE™. This IoT database features data visualization tools that provides user-friendly access to all distribution transformer performance data for analysis and reporting in a centralized location.
“Predictive maintenance is at the forefront of many utilities’ resiliency initiatives. Many organizations are working to collect, analyze, and execute on real-time data,” said Franklin Electric Senior Product Manager, John Kuehl. An array of DTMs combined with UNITE™ can arm utilities with a consolidated view of an entire network of distribution transformer health information, facilitating data-driven maintenance decision making.
With the INCON® DTM, utilities can manage maintenance and truck rolls by exception with customized threshold alarms and notifications, determine the most efficient distribution of power during peak times, and ensure the delivery of high-quality outbound power when their customers need it the most.
“With the ability to monitor and trend transformer performance data including output voltage, loading (current) by phase, temperature, and Power Factor for an entire network of transformers, utilities are equipped with powerful information regarding energy distribution and equipment maintenance,” said Kuehl. “The DTM’s simple installation and cellular communication allows utilities to quickly and efficiently scale their distribution transformer resiliency planning.”
For more information on the INCON® DTM visit franklingrid.com/DTM.
Franklin Electric is committed to providing products, services, and system solutions for the monitoring of critical devices that protect human health and the environment while delivering the lowest total cost of ownership. At Franklin Electric, we design and manufacture intelligent monitoring tools that enable utilities to enhance critical asset performance and minimize the risks and costs associated with downtime. Our products facilitate remote asset monitoring, deliver valuable performance insight, enable cost-saving condition-based maintenance, and simplify compliance. We don’t stop when the product ships, we’re there every step of the way providing expert training, and support. After it’s all added up, Franklin Electric provides the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership, delivered with the utmost attention to safety and environmental security.