Torino Power starts de­vel­op­ing power line sen­sor

Stockwatch Daily - - TECHNOLOGY & TELECOM - Mr. Rav Mlait re­ports

TORINO POWER So­lu­tions Inc. has be­gun de­vel­op­ing a new dis­tri­bu­tion tem­per­a­ture sen­sor that will fo­cus on lower volt­age over­head dis­tri­bu­tion ca­bles that are typ­i­cally found in ur­ban ar­eas. Torino en­gi­neers have taken the de­sign of its ex­ist­ing power line mon­i­tor­ing (PLM) trans­mis­sion sen­sor and have re­duced the over­all sen­sor size by three times, cre­at­ing one of the most ver­sa­tile, com­pact, pas­sive sen­sors in the mar­ket. The Torino dis­tri­bu­tion sen­sor weighs only a few ounces and is geared to­ward the many mil­lions of miles of dis­tri­bu­tion lines typ­i­cally seen in neigh­bour­hoods ev­ery day.

Dis­tri­bu­tion sys­tems typ­i­cally op­er­ate in a volt­age range of four kilo­volts to 72 kilo­volts. How­ever, dis­tri­bu­tion also in­cludes sec­ondary volt­age sys­tems, which op­er­ate at less than 1,000 volts, that typ­i­cally con­nect to elec­tric cus­tomers’ homes and of­fices. Torino’s ex­ist­ing trans­mis­sion power line mon­i­tor­ing (PLM) sen­sor been cre­ated for util­ity (higher volt­age) trans­mis­sion lines. Trans­mis­sion sys­tem volt­ages are typ­i­cally from 69 kilo­volts up to 765 kilo­volts.

The dis­tri­bu­tion sen­sor mar­ket is very large. Util­i­ties world­wide face tem­per­a­ture re­lated prob­lems with lo­cal dis­tri­bu­tion lines. Torino Power So­lu­tions is com­mit­ted to im­prov­ing the real-time con­di­tion mon­i­tor­ing of the dis­tri­bu­tion net­work. This is be­com­ing crit­i­cal given the in­crease in in­te­gra­tion of dis­trib­uted en­ergy re­sources (wind and so­lar). Torino sen­sors are de­signed to help util­i­ties elim­i­nate bot­tle­neck con­straints in the flow of power.

About Torino Power So­lu­tions Inc.

Torino Power So­lu­tions is a Van­cou­ver-based tech­nol­ogy com­pany that pro­vides its unique, pas­sive power line mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem (PLM) sys­tem for elec­tri­cal power trans­mis­sion and dis­tri­bu­tion (T&D) grids. T&D in­fra­struc­ture is in ur­gent need of ex­pan­sion and up­grad­ing due to in­creas­ing pop­u­la­tion, grow­ing loads (due to re­new­able en­ergy sources like wind and so­lar) and ag­ing equip­ment. Util­i­ties glob­ally are in­vest­ing in new tech­nol­ogy to im­prove grid per­for­mance and re­duce cost for their cus­tomers. Torino’s patented mi­crowave cav­ity sen­sor tech­nol­ogy de­liv­ers real-time mea­sure­ments that al­low for closed-loop dy­namic line rat­ing lead­ing to im­proved grid re­siliency, lower en­ergy costs and bot­tle­neck elim­i­na­tion.

We seek Safe Har­bor.

Dar­ren Fast, Bryan E Loree, Ravin­der S Mlait

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