Power Instruments and IntelliSAW Announce Strategic Partnership in Singapore
- Published: Saturday, 15 September 2012 05:51
Andover, MA, US - IntelliSAW, a leading provider of next generation wireless sensor systems for smart grid applications is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic distribution agreement with Power Instruments Pte Ltd. Power Instruments, a Singapore-based company, main focus is on providing world-class integrated power monitoring and control solutions that optimizes time, space and environmental efficiency for its customers.
To serve Singapore's dynamic domestic economy and export businesses, Power Instruments, offers a wide range of products, from generator controller to protection relays and sensor instrumentation. Supplying to both land and marine industries, Power Instruments strives to be a one-stop solution provider that assist companies from initial conceptualization to commissioning, with post-sales services.
For IntelliSAW, this represents an opportunity to further serve the Asia market with sensor systems that enable the cost-effective management of wide-scale power grid networks through real-time condition-based monitoring. Using IntelliSAW's wireless passive sensors in conjunction with SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems technology, central offices can monitor the condition of hundreds of electric power substations simultaneously and identify with pinpoint accuracy those specific cabinets that may require service in order to avoid an outage incident.
James Cheong, Managing Director of Power Instruments, said: "We see an excellent fit with our current products and customer requirements. The IntelliSAW sensor systems add a needed new capability to extend our condition-based monitoring inside enclosed switchgear cabinets, thus protecting both those valuable capital assets and the electrical technicians that service them. We are eager to begin pilot installations in Singapore, with widescale customer adoption to follow."
Tom Cunneen, CEO of IntelliSAW, commented, "IntelliSAW welcomes the addition of Power Instruments to its rapidly expanding global distributor network. Power Instruments has handled a breadth of large and small projects since its inception in 1998, serving Singapore as well as many neighboring Southeast Asia countries. We foresee an exceptionally bright future together."
For further information, please contact:
IntelliSAW Tel: +1 978 409 1534
Thomas Cunneen, Chief Executive
About Power Instruments
Power Instruments is a leading, reputable solution provider in Power Generation, Control, Protection and Instrumentation. We serve both industrial markets of Land and Marine clients by providing them with a variety of state-of-the-art technology products and complete solutions for Power Management, Automation, and Remote Monitoring.
Our dedication is to exceed customers' expectation with a reliable, highly proficient team of trained engineers' on-hand to solve technical issues promptly, and by offering a wide distinct product range for customers to select from.
IntelliSAW, a trading division of Transense Technologies plc (AIM: TRT.L), develops and markets patent protected wireless, passive surface acoustic wave (SAW) based sensing systems targeted at challenging industrial applications. Its IS485 family of products provides temperature monitoring of critical electric power switchgear equipment in Smart Grid applications.
IntelliSAW's proprietary solution is wireless and does not require any power to the sensors, affording ease of installation and system commissioning while avoiding introducing any arcing or flashover concerns. Moreover the IntelliSAW system outputs data directly onto existing communication networks using standard protocols, allowing for instantaneous monitoring and control.
The IS485 platform brings an advanced feature set as compared to legacy solutions on the market today, including twelve independent sensor frequencies and four antenna connections per reader which combined allow for up to 48 sensors per system. Further innovative advances in interrogation protocols, differential sensor topology, and microcontroller architecture serve to resolve a number of known issues with existing solutions including sensor drop-out, challenging system set-up processes, positional dependence of sensor calibration, and non-compliance to high voltage application environments.