Lindsey Launches Transmission Line Conductor Asset Monitoring Software

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System provides accurate, live assessment of conductor life.

Aging Conductor Lines

Monitoring conductor life is vital for reliable system operation.

“The addition of conductor asset monitoring to SMARTLINE takes the guesswork out of predicting a conductor’s lifecycle. Often, such analysis takes place only after one or more conductor-related failure events,” said Jack McCall, Executive Vice President. “At this point it is too late to avoid outage

Accurate tracking of transmission line conductor life is now available as an optional module to SMARTLINE, Lindsey’s dynamic line rating and transmission capacity forecasting system. Conductors age over time due to normal operational load cycles and from years of exposure to environment-related events such as galloping, ice loading, and wildfires. Until now utilities had no real-time access to condition of their conductors. The newly released Conductor Asset Monitoring software module produces a digital replica of the conductor by combining live data collected by line mounted sensors with the learned conductor-behavior models developed within SMARTLINE. This allows SMARTLINE to assess conductor aging in real-time enabling utilities to proactively prevent conductor failures.

“The addition of conductor asset monitoring to SMARTLINE takes the guesswork out of predicting a conductor’s lifecycle. Often, such analysis takes place only after one or more conductor-related failure events,” said Jack McCall, Executive Vice President. “At this point it is too late to avoid outages or perform proactive capital budgeting and project planning.”

Utilities around the world appreciate the enhanced operational flexibility that SMARTLINE’s dynamic line rating and capacity forecasting algorithms provide to their transmission grid. The real-time monitoring provided by SMARTLINE helps to maximizing the life of the conductor. Now, with the enhanced feature of the optional Conductor Asset Monitoring Software, risk is mitigated by monitoring conductors and assessing their progress towards end-of-life.

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About Lindsey Manufacturing Co.
For over 70 years Lindsey has provided Lindsey has provided technically-innovative, cost saving products to the global electric utility industry. Lindsey’s transmission capacity forecasting and next generation dynamic line rating solution, SMARTLINE, uniquely provides utilities with both real-time and forecast transmission line capacity ratings compliant with thermal and electrical clearance requirements. A market leader in sensor products, Lindsey produces high accuracy distribution class current and voltage sensors which are integral to many utility’s “Smart Grid” implementations. Lindsey Emergency Restoration System structures bypass failed transmission towers allowing re-energization of damaged lines in as little as one day. Lindsey Extra High Voltage line hardware is recognized as the most reliable and innovative in the industry. For more information, visit http://www.Lindsey-USA.com. Since 1947.

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