Monitoring System continuously measures partial discharge.

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InsulGard(TM) consists of standard sensor packages for all medium voltage equipment, 15-channel continuous monitor, and software that programs and communicates. Monitor allows users to trend humidity, load, temperature, power or reactive power, along with partial discharge activity. Software can be used to upload data to diagnostics personnel for further analysis and reporting.


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Eaton Corporation Introduces InsulGard : The First Continuous On-Line Partial Discharge Monitoring System

Eaton Corporation Introduces InsulGard: The First Continuous On-Line Partial Discharge Monitoring System PITTSBURGH, PA... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation introduces its newest development in predictive relay technology, Cutler-Hammer InsulGard(TM). InsulGard helps utilities and heavy industrials enhance the uptime and reliability of medium voltage power generation and distribution equipment. The InsulGard system consists of three components, including: standard sensor packages for all medium voltage equipment; a 15-channel continuous monitor that allows customers to trend humidity, load, temperature, power or reactive power, along with partial discharge activity; and software that programs and communicates with InsulGard. The software can also be used to upload data to Cutler-Hammer diagnostics personnel for further analysis and reporting. "Our InsulGard system continually monitors partial discharges and detects early warning signs of insulation deterioration, which in turn allows our customers to plan necessary maintenance and save valuable time and money," says Dan Sholl, product development manager with the company's Cutler-Hammer business. The InsulGard system provides the avoidance of costly damage by managing risk, increasing distribution system availability, reducing maintenance costs and increasing the productivity of production assets. Company Information Eaton's Cutler-Hammer business is a worldwide leader in electrical control, power distribution, and industrial automation products and services. Through advanced product development, world-class manufacturing methods, and global engineering services and support, the Cutler-Hammer business provides customer-driven solutions that serve the changing needs of the industrial, utility, light commercial, residential, and OEM markets. Eaton Corporation is a global $7.3 billion diversified industrial manufacturer that is a leader in fluid power systems; electrical power quality, distribution and control; automotive engine air management and fuel economy; and intelligent truck systems for fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 49,000 employees and sells products in more than 50 countries. To learn more about Eaton's innovative Cutler-Hammer products visit www.cutler-hammer.eaton.com. To learn more about Eaton Corporation visit www.eaton.com.

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