Carbon core conductors: stop arguing about damages that could have been avoided without knowing who caused it!
calendar_today Friday 13 March 2020
We invented ACCS-SENS with integrated optical fibers: a revolutionary real-time monitoring system, in order not to damage the carbon core, or if it should happen, know where the damage is and who caused it!
WE INVENTED ACCS-SENS WITH INTEGRATED OPTICAL FIBERS
A REVOLUTIONARY REAL-TIME MONITORING SYSTEM, IN ORDER NOT TO DAMAGE THE CARBON CORE, OR IF IT SHOULD HAPPEN, KNOW WHERE THE DAMAGE IS AND WHO CAUSED IT!
Our ACCS Conductor (Aluminum Conductor Composite Single) is a safe and cutting-edge technology because the core is protected by an aluminum tube which guarantees the insulation from the external environment.
Not satisfied and driven by the deep spirit of innovation that distinguishes us, we are happy to announce that after years of studies, research and technical tests, we have developed the first conductor for transporting energy with integrated optical fibers used as sensors capable of providing information about its state of integrity and able to warn if any wrong handling is in progress before causing damages, from the production to the installation.
Digitalization is expanding like wildfire in the most disparate areas of our lives, combining technical solutions with the necessity to store, process and save data, making our work increasingly safe and “smart”. The field of overhead electrical conductors could not remain excluded.
The new technology combines the performance of a carbon core conductor with the safety of an intelligent monitoring system capable of providing real-time information on the integrity of the conductor. Yesterday it was a dream, today it is reality.
What is a “Smart Conductor”?
- Imagine receiving a notification that warns you when the carbon core conductor experience an excessive stress, not in line with what prescribed in the installation manual.
- Imagine knowing the exact point of a possible defect of the conductor before proceeding with a specific analysis.
- Imagine that an artificial intelligence system can distinguish different types of defects.
- Imagine being able to access the stored data over time in order to study the history of the conductor from its manufacture to its installation.
There is no more need to imagine, this technology exists and it is available today.
The future is now.
Overview – What did we invent?
- ACCS – SENS
A conductor with a composite core and a real-time monitoring system to avoid damages from the production phase to the on field installation.
- PREVENTIVE ALARM
Sending signals of alarm before reaching excessive bending that can damage the conductor during installation.
- DAMAGE DETECTION
Precise identification of the position of any damage inside the core of composite material.
- DATA STORAGE
Saving of processed data for subsequent analysis and guarantee of correct installation, the verification of compliance with the practices described in the installation manual and clear division of responsibility.
The optical fibers, interrogated through a special OTDR (Optical Time Domain Reflectometer) technology, provide accurate information on the integrity of the composite core.