CuTS offers a way of monitoring theft. It works on most metals, so the application doesn’t have to be copper based. For example, CuTS works just as well on steel structures.
Over time, anything buried in the ground corrodes. If that material is part of an earthing system providing a low impedance path to earth, then problems could arise.
CuTS® offers a way of monitoring the integrity of earthing systems, especially in remote sites. CuTS® can be used to monitor single asset earths on, for instance, a transformer or Earthing on the whole site.
CuTS® technology monitors earthing infrastructure in real time for theft, degradation and failure, providing operating companies with immediate, accurate intelligence on safety risks and service status.
CuTS® is a scalable solution designed for service environments where safety and continuity are paramount. CuTS® technology monitors earthing infrastructure in real time for theft, degradation and failure providing operating companies with immediate, accurate intelligence on asset status. Enhancing site safety protects staff and public from death and serious injury, minimises outage risk and unplanned maintenance thereby reducing consequential damages and other financial loss.
Wires are connected between representative points of the grounding infrastructure and the CuTS® unit. The inductive properties of the monitored infrastructure are then continuously compared to a controlled reference. The CuTS® unit incorporates a unique and highly sensitive patented inductance/impedance change monitoring system. Changes to the monitored grounding infrastructure (such as the theft of metal), induce changes in the measured inductance. On board algorithms apply filters and thresholds to understand the change and effectively manage non-relevant spurious site conditions such as voltages, ground connectivity, fault conditions or electrical discharges. Once analysed, appropriate notifications of the change are communicated.
Configuration is achieved through simple tuning/adjustment at installation via the CuTS® management interface. Notifications are sent to a cloud based interface via an IoT modem, and/or can be incorporated into existing monitoring platforms.
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