Introducing Secondary Network Monitoring
Power Systems Integrity, Inc. (PSI) developed an advanced Secondary Network Monitoring System that is easy to install.
No communication wiring is required! CEMesh® uses the power delivery system as the communications wiring.
PSI’s two way communication system is a generalized communication backbone for use in a low voltage secondary network.
CEMesh® is the low cost and scalable two-way communications LAN between PSI Meshed Network Sensors (MNS) and the PSI CEMesh® to IP gateway that can back-haul virtually any measured parameter.CEMesh®
The underground (LAN) portion of the communications is a Meshed Network power line carrier (PLC) communication system called CEMesh®. The PSI hardware that embodies this system consists of a Gateway and Remote Monitoring Units for use in virtually any underground sensing application.CEMesh®
Individual MNS nodes participate as routers for other nodes. This makes CEMesh® less expensive to implement and operate than conventional PLC networks involving radial branches and centralized collectors.
CEMesh® will provide a technical and economic advantage over other technologies for utility automation applications like meter reading.
PSI’s Network Monitor senses Voltage, Current, Temperature, and Calculates Phase Angle, and PF. The system also accepts inputs from other IED’s and sensors, such as Manhole gases like H2 and CH4.
Secondary Network Monitoring improves visibility of the Network providing a tool for condition-based maintenance that will lead to improved network planning and performance. Combined, these benefits have an impact on:
- Improved system reliability and availability
- Optimizing manpower and asset utilization
- Improving public safety
- Improved fault detection, location, and restoration of service
- Reduced collateral damage due to cable burnouts
- Online peak load monitoring
- AMR backhaul through PSI’s fixed network