SATEC, Inc. has added a powerful Digital Fault Recording (DFR) feature to the suite of capabilities of its Model BFM-II Second-Generation Branch Feeder Monitor. Designed specifically for electric distribution substation applications, the DFR functionality provides substation engineers with critical information regarding relay tripping and reclosure operations, power disturbances and other system anomalies.
The BFM-ll’s design allows it to easily and cost-effectively address much needed upgrades to older substations where existing in-service electromechanical devices aren’t capable of providing necessary detail to operate in today’s demanding digital smart grid environment.
The addition of digital fault recording functionality enhances essential system detail necessary for the analysis of power disturbances and at a good price point for this level of functionality.
The DFR feature monitors distribution network protection system performance utilizing multiphase waveform capture to immediately identify faults, failure of fault interrupting devices, incorrect tripping as well as to determine optimum tripping delay settings. Installation requires no interruption of CT circuits or disruption of service and an entire substation can be upgraded in a day or less.
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