• CuTS® Substation Monitoring

    CuTS® solutions provide notification of the disconnection, removal or disturbance of site grounding or other power infrastructure.

Substation Monitoring

Copper theft from substations is a dangerous business and poses “extreme danger to the criminal himself, utility workers and first responders”

Cresatech’s low cost CuTS® solution permanently and automatically monitors grounding and transformer neutrals on electricity substations, alerting for disconnection, theft or damage.

The solution provides notification of the disconnection, removal or disturbance of site grounding or other power infrastructure. As a result, it is a highly effective tool in the battle against copper theft – minimising the operational, service and safety impact of theft on critical service networks.

The CuTS® product family encompasses a number of applications and variants to enable monitoring of metallic infrastructure at risk from removal.

  • Safety of first responders and assets enhanced
  • Alerts grounding faults above and below ground
  • Alerts grounding fault location
  • Critical Infrastructure protection (CIP)
  • Reduce lost customer minutes
  • Easy install
  • Permanent with low cost of ownership

Implementation of CuTS® ground monitoring technology divides the substation site into a number of individual monitoring zones. This allows the detection of removal of grounding material from any area on site and enriches alerts with accurate location details of the alarm event.

Typical deployments are on open compound primary and secondary distribution sites. A fenced compound with switchgear, transformers etc and with a control room/cabin housing all the control equipment.

CuTS® has most value detecting the disconnection and removal (theft) of rising grounds and earth neutrals from assets such as transformers. The asset will normally have multiple connections to the grounding grid and CuTS® can detect in real time, the disconnection of each individual ground.

CuTS® is permanently installed on site. Wires are connected between the CuTS® unit in the control room and each monitored zone on site.

CuTS ZM

CuTS® ZM Multi Zone

FEATURES

  • CuTS® system looks for changes in the monitored infrastructure inductance characteristics.
  • Sensitive to small changes. I.e. detects disconnection of single riser
  • Insensitive to voltage changes, ground conductivity, fault conditions and electrical discharges
  • Edge computing / Filter / thresholds applied – filters out transients
  • Alert verified before alarm is activated sending secure alerts
  • Managed via GSM/GPRS/CDMA
  • SCADA and wireless connectivity
  • Cresatech self diagnostic tamper alert
  • Alerts immediately Loss of power
  • Battery backup
  • Communications BER / RSSI

We offer a completely managed service

Our managed service provides secure access to all of the functionality of the CuTS® devices over wireless networks.

Alerts can be managed quickly and effectively using our customised traffic light system.

Wireless Device Management
Management of the CuTS® units over any network via a secure IPSEC VPN.

Graphic User Interface
Map views and lists with easy to use tiles showing all alerts, enabling a rapid response to any situation. Accessed via secure IPSEC VPN.

Alert Management
CuTS® tamper, power, battery and communications alerts with context sensitive menus.

Asset Tracking
Database of every CuTS®  unit and module, with site ID if deployed.

Installation and Configuration
Support for installation engineers with access to configuration window for each device and best practice.

Maintenance Management
Maintenance status with alarm suppression.

Application Integration
Integration capabilities for data and management functions via REST APIs.

Choose our scalable CuTS® technology
for an infrastructure you can rely on.

Call us to chat about your requirements or email one of our experienced team members.
08452 33 55 77