3M™ Sensored Cable Accessories (SCA) provide a retrofittable, compact and economical way for Distribution System Operators (DSOs) to gain visibility and data from their distribution grid with voltage and current measurements.
As the need and importance of measurement and data in the underground grid rises, 3M SCA provides a simple path to high accuracy solutions for assessing and improving fault detection, power flow and power quality. The advent of new regulations and integration of renewables into the medium voltage network, make the need for high accuracy measurements critical for assessing the health of your electrical grid and better managing the future of the network’s grid modernisation.
3M Sensored accessories easily retrofit inside cable compartments, air insulated switches, gas insulated switches or on transformers inside substations. When you upgrade your existing medium voltage substation with our product, you gain high accurate sensing and overall insight into multiple nodes without the need to replace.
Right for now, right for tomorrow and no additional space needed within your grid.
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Voltage and Current Measurement Made Easy
The 3M™ Sensored Cable Accessory QX-Generation 2.0 enables you to measure critical parameters (voltage, current, phase angle) in an underground MV electrical network. This solution incorporates highly accurate Voltage and Current measurement integrated into one product which means you get precise measurements without modification of the installed equipment. Additionally, the sensors are passive components thereby not requiring an external power source for sensing.
3M Sensor System and cold shrink technology assure the easy and fast installation for a wide range of cable cross sections.
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The penetration of Distributed Generation (DG) and changes in load dynamics with emerging EV charging infrastructure require high precision monitoring in medium voltage distribution grid.
Fault detection and protection coordination can be enhanced using accurate sensors distributed across the medium voltage grid, particularly where distributed generation sources are connected.
Decentralised feeders of Wind and Solar plants are now directly connected to Medium voltage network. They should be able to absorb reactive power (Q) to mitigate the rise of voltage(U).
M SCA broader dynamic range for voltage, current, phase angle and harmonics measurements ensure a higher accuracy of power quality applications for effective var control and load planning/ balancing.
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