Infrastructure Mapping

The NIMBUS™ Vision sensor is developed to map both dynamic and static low-frequency magnetic fields produced by distribution transformers in field operation and display critical information via the NIMBUS™ 4D analytics software.

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Electrical Transformer Site

The NIMBUS Vision is designed for the electric utility industry and addresses a documented maintenance problem involving the global population of more than 150 million power distribution transformers by mapping, over time, the life span based on several key factors including, weather, arcing and age of each transformer.

The NIMBUSVision can be used at a substation or in the field to scan any type of power transformer. User can locate specific transformers that need physical repair versus a mere reset.

Infrastructure mapping has become a critical part of the development of the Internet of Things—the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with software, sensors, and connectivity that enables them to connect and exchange data—and the goal of smart cities.

The NIMBUS Vision is a self-contained module that can be mounted in a wide variety of ways. As a mounted box on the side of a substation transformer that consistently scans the substation or as a hand-held unit that can be used in the field to scan pole and pad mounted transformers.

The NIMBUS 4D software will allow for visual instructions and feedback as scanning begins to map data in the field. The combination of magnetic sensing and the location of the transformer will allow the NIMBUS system to walk the user through step-by-step procedures to ensure accurate scans and data.