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Hot-Spot Monitor Allows Reduced Bending Radius

FISO Technologies Inc. has released its new generation of fiber optic temperature sensors dedicated to power transformer applications. By applying its latest technology to its Nortech platform, FISO has improved the functionality and cost-effectiveness of its power transformer hot-spot monitoring solution.

The configuration of the new Nortech Sentinel II sensor allows reduced bending radius for easier installation, enabling temperature monitoring in areas where it was not previously possible. Additional functionalities, such as the ability to monitor the health of the sensor itself, will enable transformer manufacturers to verify the quality of the installation and troubleshoot issues prior to oil filling.

By alerting operators to abnormal temperatures within their transformers, Nortech Sentinel II sensors can help power utilities reduce lifetime costs, optimize maintenance schedules and extend the life of their equipment.

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