Switchgear for electric power distribution implements the routing and switching of electric power at utility substations and remotely located sites within the broader electric distribution network. Thermal loads from power flows will vary as those electric loads rise and fall. Continuous monitoring of various components can indicate approximate power levels, and when load imbalances reach an unacceptable level. Thermal monitoring of switchgear busbars can also alert operators when the power balance is shifting as when renewables generation sources go on and off line. Monitoring individual cable connections in the lower section can alert teams when the power demand for individual circuits is outside of the normal and expected ranges.
Axzon sensors employ Smart Passive Sensing™ technology to eliminate batteries and reduce sensor cost. Axzon sensors can be economically deployed in more varied locations than traditional IoT sensors. With more sensors and more data, it is important to keep track of where sensors are placed. Many applications involve monitoring a specific object, person, or machine. Each Axzon sensor incorporates two identification codes: TID and EPC.