Distribution Automation

Automation is provided on underground units through the Distribution automation relay and for overhead applications through the Smart Navigator.

Overhead

Smart Navigator FCI

Smart Navigator FCI

Smart Navigator FCI

  • Fault Indication and Load Monitoring
  • Communication Flexibility

The Smart Navigator FCI, mounted on an overhead circuit, sends radio signals to a pole-mounted receiver. The signal then travels to a connected RTU or over a cellular or utility-specified radio network and finally into SCADA. In addition to fault indication, the smart navigator provides load data in configurable intervals.

DNP Receiver

DNP Receiver

DNP Receiver

  • DNP3/Serial or DNP3/IP Outputs
  • Configurable DNP3 Map

The DNP Receiver is used in conjunction with Smart Navigator FCIs for overhead fault detection & monitoring of distribution/transmission lines. The DNP Receiver receives fault and status data and makes it available in a DNP3 format for up to 12 Smart Navigators. An RJ45 Ethernet port and Serial RS232 & RJ45 ports are available to connect the DNP Receiver directly to most radios and RTUs.

DNP Communicator

DNP Communicator

DNP Communicator

  • Fiberglass Communications Enclosure
  • Includes DNP Receiver

The DNP Communicator is designed for a utility to mount a radio using pre-drilled holes and connect to the DNP Receiver with either an ethernet or serial cable. Standard in each DNP Communicator is surge and lightning protection, a power supply with charging circuit, battery backup, brackets for bolt or band mounting, and the DNP Receiver, inside a weatherproof, NEMA 4, lockable enclosure.

Smart Receiver

Smart Receiver

Smart Receiver

The Smart Receiver communicates via a short-range radio link with up to 12 Smart Navigators. Signals received are then passed to a connected RTU providing fast, reliable fault indication.

Navicom

Sensus/Telemetric NaviComm

Navicomm

  • Cellular or Flexnet Networks

Sensus and Power Delivery Products have partnered to deliver the Navicomm, an integraded FCI receiver that monitors up to 12 Smart Navigators. Ready for PowerVista and SCADA, the Navicomm is a true plug-and-play solution.

Underground

UG Fault Indicator Distribution Automation Relay

D/A Relay

UG Fault Indicator Distribution Automation Relay

  • UG SCADA fault reporting
  • RTU Interface
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Economical

The Distribution Automation Relay is designed to provide a 100 ms pulse or latched contact output to a remote terminal unit (RTU) on a SCADA system when an underground LED type FCI is flashing. The light is transmitted from the FCI to the D/A relay assembly via a fiber optic cable ( up to 30 feet) which enables the relay for indication to the RTU. When the FCI resets the D/A relay changes status to indicate no fault. This reliable solid state compact design can be added to existing systems economically at any time.