Fiber Optic Health Monitoring Sensors for Energy and Power Applications
There are more than 180 million pole transformers in U.S. At a price tag of $10,000 to $40,000 per unit, health monitoring sensors are typically only used on large transformers. Sensible Photonics is bringing to market simplified fiber optic sensors that make it possible to monitor every pole transformer in America.
Today’s energy storage has only external temperature monitoring, at best. Why? Internal sensors, based on current technology, can adversely impact the life of a battery and existing noninvasive technology can be cost prohibitive. Hundreds to thousands of cells individually monitored are not practical or economical with current technology.