CableGuardian Electrical Power Distribution Integrity Monitoring.

Proactive Monitoring, Detection and Location of Faults On Live Power Networks.

The first platform to offer proactive monitoring, detection and location of both insulator and conductor faults on live low voltage unearthed power distribution systems. CableGuardian encompasses proven technology with extensive industrial heritage in challenging environments to provide a distributed and intelligent cable infrastructure health monitoring system for various electrical industries.

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CableGuardian is the first product to offer proactive monitoring, detection and location of both insulator and conductor faults on live signalling power systems as specified in Network Rail specification NR/L2/SIGELP/27725.

This unique product provides continuous monitoring of live signalling power supply systems at a cable section level without the need to power down the system, reducing the need for manual trackside fault-finding, reducing maintenance costs and ‘boots on ballast’.

CableGuardian is the technological alternative to the 5 yearly manual cable testing requirement NR/L2/SIGELP/50000. Empowering the rail industry to move from the uncertainty of periodic testing, to a real-time condition based approach. CableGuardian is available for immediate order, Network Rail Product Certificate Number: PA05/06538

CableGuardian Web Portal

The CableGuardian Web Portal.

Results and information from the analytics package are made available via the CableGuardian web portal which is accessible from any internet connected device using the necessary secure login information. The portal has an intuitive user interface – results can be seen at a glance and historic trends of integrity data can be easily produced by the user. The portal is also designed to be fully compatible with the Network Rail Intelligent Infrastructure.

Fault alert & escalation process.

The CableGuardian system has configurable alarm and pre-alarm settings for the key parameters that are monitored, with the default settings being those contained within the Network Rail Standards. Alarm and pre-alarm settings are visually represented within the CableGuardian portal and are simultaneously sent to Network Rail’s Intelligent Infrastructure system using the current standard RS485 interface.

Additionally, Viper Innovations has worked collaboratively with Network Rail and has proven that this data can be directly passed from the CableGuardian Cloud to the Network Rail RADAR Cloud when this technology is released by Network Rail.

With CableGuardian you don’t have to wait for an alarm or even a pre-alarm in order to act and keep your Signalling Power System fully operational. It is possible to set alarm and pre-alarm values for each Sub-Network Section (this could be an entire feeder, part of a feeder, right down to an individual cable), which will also be visible within the portal.

By setting these Sub-Network Alarm Thresholds above the Network value it is possible to create an advanced warning of potential faults or long-term degradation long before they become an emergency.

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Product Features.

  • Monitors core to earth insulation resistance health at a sub-network cable section level
  • Monitors for core to core short and open circuit faults and locates to accuracy within 2% of cable length
  • Configurable for Tier 3, 2 & 1 monitoring i.a.w Network Rail NR/L2/SIGELP/27725
  • User friendly cloud hosted portal interface accessible via any device with a web browser
  • Input power can be from domestic supply or from line being monitored
  • All units are interchangeable – no master slave relationships for maximum redundancy
  • Robust communications options available including network agnostic cellular mobile, Ethernet and fibre optic.
  • Fully compatible with Network Rail Intelligent Infrastructure for Tier 3, 2 & 1 monitoring
  • Fewer boots on ballast fault finding and cable testing
  • Quickly and accurately locate cable faults and cable theft
  • User friendly web portal for fault diagnosis and location
  • Analytics facilitate proactive rather than reactive maintenance
  • Permits a move from a frequency based inspection regime to one driven by actual asset condition and performance
  • Reducing risks to trackside personnel and the general public
  • Railway signalling power distribution systems
  • Mission critical IT (unearthed) electrical distribution systems
  • Approved for use on AC Electrified, DC Electrified and Non-Electrified railway routes

CableGuardian Enables Swift Repair and Avoids Costly Train Delays for Network Rail.

In this case study, discover how CableGuardian was used to quickly identify fault locations on the West Coast Main Line Signalling Power System at Euxton ASC, enabling a swift repair and avoidance of costly train delays.

Once installed, Network Rail personnel commented on the ease with which the CableGuardian equipment could be installed and used for testing.