Faults in circuits and regular outages can have detrimental effects on machinery. Worst-case scenario incidents that occur in the middle of the night, or during peak seasonal work can impact on a company’s bottom line come year-end, particularly where the underlying issues go unaddressed over long periods of time. While a company may chalk such inconveniences up as to be expected in their industry the reality is that there are plenty of solutions out there that could limit their occurrences or even prevent them completely.
A MiCOM relay is an effective tool designed to trip a circuit breaker in the event of the detection of a fault. Here at CSE Uniserve, we exclusively offer MiCOM, Midos and Agile relays and endeavor to ensure that our customers have access to the best specialist solutions to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of industrial electrical control. Our mandate is to offer recognised brands to customers that come with our proven long-term support, servicing, and maintenance, delivered by our team of highly experienced engineers.
While we are committed to providing established solutions to the marketplace, we are similarly dedicated to the exploration of new technologies and determining the possibilities that advancements in technology offer to the industries we serve. As such, our customers come to us confident in the knowledge that they will not only receive a choice of world-class solutions but that our team has the capacity and capabilities to deliver innovative new options tailored to their specific needs and production or supply requirements.
Problems of an electrical nature can result from wear and tear, premature ageing and persistent overloading of insulation materials. This typically will happen over a sustained period of time, however, continual repetition that goes unaddressed will speed up the process and bring about an expense that could be avoided by embracing the full capabilities of new technology.
Conductors exposed to fault initiators such as persistent overloading, vibration, chemicals, dust, moisture and typical wear and tear, insulation will gradually break down and deteriorate. Once this has gone so far electrical faults are the result. The benefit of a protective relay is in its ability to flag even minor deviations before any further damage can occur.
Where a MiCOM relay excels is in the identification of even the smallest problems. It is designed to monitor changes in current, voltage, temperature and resistance, and where an issue or an anomaly is detected it operates to protect the machinery and associated plant. The danger for those who do not use relays or don’t have correct set ups for their relays is that the opportunity to protect equipment is missed, and therefore significant expense is incurred in order to replace, or repair.
After correctly designing a protection system and following up on the installation of a MiCOM relay it is important that users take measures to ensure that regular housekeeping is also completed. Relying solely on the relay device and not ensuring that there are no other environmental factors in the vicinity may also pose a threat to operation. Regular maintenance of the relay is just as vital and so here at CSE Uniserve, we provide onsite testing and audits as part of our service to ensure that the products we supply are working at their optimum capacities.
At CSE Uniserve, you will find a company that is committed to the Australian marketplace and dedicated to developing long-lasting relationships that will bring innovative solutions to customers everywhere.
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