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UK monitoring system to boost smart grids in China

Transense Technologies receives USD 500K from Fenjin for switchgear system

Transense Technologies’ order is set boost developments in smart grids
Transense Technologies’ order is set boost developments in China's high growth smart grid market

A UK electricals provider is set to advance smart grid developments in China after winning a USD 500K order for its technology. Oxfordshire firm, Transense Technologies, which is a sensor systems provider for the transportation and industrial markets, has announced that its trading division, IntelliSAW, has received an order from Chinese firm Fenjin for its smart grid monitoring technology.

IntelliSAW provides temperature monitoring of critical electric power switchgear equipment in Smart Grid applications. The order is for its innovative wireless/passive electrical switchgear temperature monitoring system. It represents the first step in driving mass adoption of IntelliSAW's proprietary technology within China's high growth smart grid market.

Fenjin, which is based in Wuhan, China, is a supplier of critical test, control, and monitoring equipment for the electric power industry. The company said access to the system will allow it to expand its portfolio of services into the Smart Grid arena where IntelliSAW's technology provides real-time, continuous monitoring of mission-critical electric power substation switchgear.

Jacky Huang, vice general manager and director of R&D department for Fenjin, said: “There is immense pressure being put upon the Chinese power grid as heavy industry places increasing demands on existing infrastructure. Use of the IntelliSAW system allows vital information on the performance and health of this infrastructure to be monitored in real-time, allowing efficiency improvements in power transmission as well as increases in both switchgear reliability and installation safety.

“We believe that, as market awareness of the IS485 system's abilities grows, it will become an industry leading solution, he said."

Graham Storey, CEO of Transense, added: "We are delighted that following successful trials Fenjin has now ordered its first significant batch of systems. Fenjin was selected as a strategic partner in the region due to its significant position within the Chinese power industry and extensive customer base and we look forward to further commercial successes with its customers as the relationship develops."