Safe elevators with IXXAT technology
Allow industrial equipment to communicate with smart power grids
IXXAT SG-gateways are designed for Smart Grid communication and specifically target Demand Response and Virtual Power Plant applications. All gateways support the special communication protocols used in the energy sector, e.g. IEC60870-5-104 and IEC61850s.
Superior SF6 gas density monitoring for maximum safety
Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) is used in gas insulated switch gear because of its outstanding insulation and spark extinguishing (arcquenching) properties. It thus makes it possible to set-up complex and safe power distribution systems even in large cities. The insulation strength depends basically on the gas density.
The safety of the facility is guaranteed when the correct level of gas density is maintained within the enclosed systems. The tightness of the installation has to be checked and controlled constantly as a leakage would result in a decrease in the insulation properties.
Because SF6 is a strong greenhouse gas, strict regulations regarding the SF6 consumption have to be met by the switch gear operators in an increasing number of countries. These regulations stipulate a permanent monitoring of gas leakage which is done with gas density monitors or gas sensors.