GRID-DETECT – Monitoring System

Thermography-based IR Substation Monitoring

The IR Substation Monitoring System GRID-DETECT uses infrared (IR) technology to monitor the temperature of substation components to secure the reliability of substation. Thermography cameras in combination with visible cameras and pan-tilt head observe the substation area and thus allow predictive maintenance.

The temperature measurements are made fully automatically without the need of any manual interaction. The system GRID-DETECT automatically raises a warning and alarm if an adjustable temperature threshold is passed. This prevents dangerous substation component failures and saves the reliability of the entire substation. GRID-DETECT automatically tracks the temperature development of different substation elements. This allows reducing maintenance costs, failures and unplanned outage of substation. GRID-DETECT comes with highly reliable components in a flexible structure and thus, is easily adaptable to the different situations and operational modes in substations.

System Features

  • Full automatic operation
  • Reliable alarm release at defined pre- and main alarm limits
  • Merging of IR- and VIS-image for better orientation
  • Temperature trend recording and analysis
  • Customized system alignment and adjustment
  • Parameterization, supervision, operation, display, evaluation and playback in the GRID-DETECT software
  • Decentralized monitoring of system status and measured values
  • Recall of all recorded data for comparison and optimisation
  • Easy to operate data presentation in the substation network
  • Remote access from Master Control Center
Automation InfraTec GRID-DETECT software

Benefits of the System

  • Complete automatic thermographic temperature screening of substation on 24/7 basis
  • Early detection of equipment failures with maximum range and highest resolution (640 × 480) / (1,280 × 960) IR pixels
  • Reduction of maintenance costs, failures and outage of substation
  • Saves investments and long term operating ability of your substation
  • Flexible structure for customized adaption to your operational modes

System Structure GRID-DETECT

Automation InfraTec GRID-DETECT system structure
  1. IR cameras + VIS cameras built in protective housing on pan-tilt head with junction box
  2. Parameterization, supervision, operation, display, evaluation and playback on standard PC at different sites and levels
  3. System 1
  4. System n
  5. Camera
  6. Camera
  7. Buzzer
  8. RTH
  9. Substation
  10. RTH
  11. Junction box
  12. Junction box
  13. 19" main cabinet
  14. TCP / IP
  15. TCP / IP
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United States

InfraTec infrared LLC
75024 Plano, TXUSA

Construction / Design

  • Reliable 19"-industrial standard main cabinet
  • Protective housing and pan-tilt head designed to withstand the harsh environmental conditions
  • Infrared cameras VarioCAM® HD head and VarioCAM® HDx head with (640 × 480) / (1,280 × 960) IR pixels guarantee long-term exact and reliable temperature measurements
  • Nearly maintenance-free, no wearing parts
  • Decentralized installable components (IR cameras, VIS- cameras, PC, alarm unit), fiber optic cable for interference-free data transmission
  • TCP / IP based flexible structure allows customized adaption to the specific substation situations
  • Easy to use GRID-DETECT software allows flexible customization
InfraTec infrared camera VarioCAM HD head and VarioCAM HDx head

Easy to use GRID-DETECT Software Allows Flexible Customization

Automation InfraTec GRID-DETECT software
Automation InfraTec GRID-DETECT software
Automation InfraTec GRID-DETECT software

Use of GRID-DETECT for these Industries & Applications

  • thermal imaging for security tasks
    Security Applications

    Security Applications

    Observation tasks for applications like investigation, remote surveillance, border guard and the protection of critical infrastructure are great challenges for the related authorities. Powerful infrared cameras are getting more and more indispensable nowadays.

  • thermal imaging in chemical industry
    Chemical Industry

    Chemical Industry

    Systematically control reactive process heat and display with infrared camera systems of InfraTec.

  • thermal imaging for thermal optimisation
    Thermal Optimisation

    Thermal Optimisation

    Identify possible problems already in the development phase well before serial production.

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Comprehensive Service from InfraTec

Comprehensive Service

Our Company’s own service department accompanies you even with complex automation solutions far beyond the actual sale. In the event of malfunctions, your enquiry is forwarded directly to the employees via a hotline. By remote maintenance, you will receive an initial diagnosis. Together with you, we analyse the cause of the problem and quickly find a solution.

InfraTec Service - Technical Support
InfraTec Service – Technical Support

InfraTec Service – Technical Support

For more than 30 years, InfraTec has been implementing thermographic solutions with partners worldwide. Based on this wealth of experience, a thorough analysis of the initial situation is one of the first steps in cooperation. We prepare feasibility analyses and advise you on the planning of your future thermographic system. Afterwards, you will receive an offer adapted to your specific requirements.

Thermography trainings
Training of your Employees

Training of your Employees

In our training centre in Dresden, you can attend practical thermography training courses. After the transfer of the turnkey system, upon request qualified employees of our service team will introduce you step by step to your automation solution and instruct future users on your premises.

Camera protective housing for infrared cameras by InfraTec
Wide Range of Protective Housings

Wide Range of Protective Housings

The InfraTec product range includes numerous protective housings. The all-weather and robust metal housings allow the use of the thermographic cameras in harsh environments and protect against mechanical stress, dust and splash water. Depending on requirements, users can also choose ATEX-certified protective housings that can be used in potentially explosive atmospheres.

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InfraTec IR Camera Equipment

InfraTec offers high-quality accessories for all camera series. This allows users to flexibly adapt their camera to changing test and measurement environments and optimize it for daily indoor and outdoor use. The corresponding components are specially designed for the corresponding model and open up new possibilities – for current applications and new tasks.

Infrared Cameras for GRID-DETECT

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