The installation of our PD monitoring system requires one outage of the motor or generator. Depending on the size and number of poles of the generator we recommend three or even up to 12 couplers for each unit.
The coupler terminal box can be placed nearby or directly within the monitoring cabinet if this can be mounted on a wall in close distance to the generator or motor. One coaxial signal cable for each coupler carries the high frequency PD signal and the superimposed AC signal for synchronization purposes. The signal will be split internally by the acquisition system. The ICMmonitor can be equipped with a multiplexer input for 4, 8, or 12 channels. A separate gating input supports external noise pulse discrimination by using an independent signal provided from a noise antenna or the high frequency current transformer CT100, that picks up such pulses from grounding leads for instance.