Overhead FCI SMART Navigator Series
Distribution Automation and Smart Metering are two examples of utilities requirements for more information about their systems. Meeting this need Horstmann GmbH. has responded with the Smart Navigator Series of Overhead Faulted Circuit Indicators. The Smart Navigator is available for voltages from 120v to 161kV.
The SMART NAVIGATOR is installed on Overhead Distribution Circuits and reports digital and analog fault data, load current, temperature and circuit status in addition to event based fault information.
The SMART NAVIGATOR detects fault current in the same manner as the stand-alone Navigator-LM Overhead Indicator. The feature of load leveling with load memory enables the unit to automatically set the fault trip threshold in relation to peak load current. Once the unit identifies fault current above its trip rating threshold, the SMART NAVIGATOR sends a signal to a locally installed Smart Reporter RTU. Fault indication is also provided locally by a bright red flashing LED.
Combinations of reset methods are employed including current and time to provide permanent and momentary fault status to a remote Scada or desktop PC. Bi-directional communication allows for on-demand as well as event based reporting of circuit status analog information. Data points are set by the client to choose what information is queried.
NOTE: SMART Faulted Circuit Indicators are available in the DIRECTIONAL Model also. These are used at Distributed Generation transition points and other applications where power is fed from several sources.
The SMART NAVIGATOR is integrated into an existing Smart Grid system communicating to SCADA via the Horstmann Smart Reporter RTU.