PDP Technologies have recently achieved a final technical validation of its technology specifically for the dry cast resin transformers segment. A set of tests were conducted at Ardan Transformers company comparing detection capabilities (sensitivity and false alarms rates) with an existing incumbent standard certified system Ardan is using as part of its final QA in its production line. Sensitivity of over 99% with very low false alarm rate was proven.
Following the successful technical validation the Israeli Electric Company (IEC) as well as some industrial facilities and hospital have raised a significant interest in the potential implementation of the technology when productized at transformation facilities. Based on that we have submitted the documents for the European Community Horizon 2020 plan for funding of the productization of the technology to be able to start the commercialization phase.
A word from Dr. Ronan Stephan.
Group Chief Innovation Officer. Alstom
"The technological implementation of non invasive EM sensing and analysis which is naturally salable from monitoring a single elemnt up to several elements, including pointing of specific suspected elemnt, is considerd to be a noval approach. There are several potential advantages, among which is the fact of not being limited to specific equipment manufaturer or th model of the various elements on site"