Australian switchgear engineering NOJA Power are celebrating the first pole-top field installations of their new RC20 Recloser Control product.
With ARENA funding, NOJA Power is developing smart switchgear that will monitor energy flow including voltage, current and phase angles on distribution networks. The switchgear which includes phasor monitoring units is capable of capturing granular real-time data up to a hundred times more frequent than current SCADA monitoring is capable of.
13 June 2017 – Among the subtleties associated with distribution switchgear configuration, Inrush Current is a necessary evil which must be taken into consideration. It is the source of much frustration for field operators and SCADA control teams; when issuing a close command on an open breaker results in an immediate trip. Was it genuine fault? Is it risky to execute another close command?