Dynamic Ratings offers a wide variety of sensors to monitor the condition of electrical apparatus. We have patented designs, and manufacture our line of sensors to ensure that the highest quality and accuracy requirements are consistently achieved. These sensors and accessories convert the measured properties into a signal readily used by a transducer or an intelligent device such as a Dynamic Ratings Monitoring System.
Our sensors are designed to be highly sensitive and accurate to meet the needs of our customer’s applications. DR sensors and accessories exceed industry standards for quality and performance coupled with ease of installation.
Bushing Sensors are typically applied to bushings on power transformers and high voltage current transformers. The sensors provide both high frequency signal detection for partial discharge detection and low frequency detection for bushing monitoring.
The substation hardened GIC-4 sensor is offered in fixed, split, and dual sensing cabinet packaging specifically designed for the measurement of geomagnetic induced currents in the transformer neutral ground connection. Split core models allow for rapid installation in energized applications.
Coupling Capacitors are a versatile partial discharge sensor commonly used to detect PD in many applications including generators, switchgear, motors, isolated phase bus (IPB) and power transformers. We offer three voltage levels: 8, 16, and 28 kV.
The DRPD-15 is a portable partial discharge analyzer featuring fifteen independent, highly sensitive, user configurable input channels delivering the industry’s best signal-to-noise ratio and allowing connection to any brand of partial discharge sensor. The analyzer has the ability to store test results from multiple objects for uploading and further analysis, without the need for gain adjustments. The DRPD-15 is applicable to system voltages ranging from 2.3 to 800kV.
The Ground Path Current Sensor (GPCS) provides non-invasive, directionally sensitive Partial Discharge (PD) detection in electrical equipment. It is designed to detect high frequency currents induced on the grounded surfaces of HV components like isolated phase bus duct enclosures, feeder cable shields of switchgear, HV cable terminations, etc.
Rogowski Coils complement the bushing sensors to provide a directionally sensitive indication of PD activity, allowing the monitoring equipment to recognize the difference between internal PD sources and externally generated signals.
The Dynamic Ratings Tap Position Sensor is a robust single solution that meets stringent electrical standards to ensure reliable operation and long life. The Tap Position sensor connects directly to the tap changer on your asset, using an industry-standard optical encoder to detect the position of the tap changer and relay that information to your Dynamic Ratings E3 or C50 transformer monitor.
Magnetic Mount Temperature Sensors are designed to provide an easy method for measuring transformer top oil, bottom oil, or load tap changer tank temperatures. They are designed to be highly accurate and reliable while providing a variety of sensor outputs and terminal options to accommodate the user requirements.