CableGuardian works in the asset management space by enabling the ability to predict precisely when and how to intervene to ensure safety, reliability and availability with the lowest possible project, maintenance, and operational costs. It provides unparalleled insights into the condition of lineside cables, switchgear, and transformers by monitoring insulation resistance to never-before-seen levels to allow much earlier intervention and improved planning of the need to renew. CableGuardian also monitors insulation capacitance to manage safety critical touch-potential issues while keeping track of voltage, current and volt drop to enable the identification of high resistance contacts, loose connections, voltage sags, swells, and overloads.
The system has a proprietary technology, Spread-Spectrum Time Domain Reflectometry (SSTDR), which can pinpoint cable failures and latent defects such as cable theft, conductor breaks, failing joints, and rodent and crush damage. This proprietary technology allows the prevention of failures and the ability to minimise delay per incident to the lowest possible levels in the event of a catastrophic failure. It is a comprehensive remote condition monitoring system that can integrate fully into digital systems or standalone, as required.
Regarding effective asset management, CableGuardian takes asset management to another level. For the first time, asset owners are provided with the tools to see behind the scenes of their cables, switchgear and transformers and can now use the information to predict their renewal cycles and quantities. Instead of the campaign whole-system changes based on snapshot testing of a system, CableGuardian continuously provides a graphical representation of each monitored system, enabling fact-based decision-making based on reliable information captured over a much broader period.