Apr 2013
Electricity Transmission
Oil Level Monitor
Apr 2013
National Grid Electricity System Operator
National Grid TO Innovation Team
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Gas Transmission Networks
An oil level monitoring (OLM) system will be developed and trialled that can be retrofitted to substation plant in non-outage conditions. The trial will be based at the Oil Management Unit in Thorpe Marsh and involve attaching a sensor to two transformer oil storage tanks. By artificially imposing a leak on either or both of the tanks the sensitivity of the monitoring equipment can be evaluated. The effects of environmental changes on oil level will also be evaluated.
The development of low cost adaptable Oil Level monitors to detect leaks.