Delta T Alert

24×7 Online Monitoring of Your Electrical Assets

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Delta T Alert™ is a wireless, self-contained temperature-monitoring system with sensors that attach to your electrical enclosures. The units monitor the delta between your internal and external enclosure temperatures. The data is wirelessly transmitted for analysis, trending and can even remotely alarm your support teams with the details andlocation of the temperature alarm.

The Challenge

A Snapshot in Time

The average electrical system is only inspected for a total of 3 minutes per year. Considering that there are 525,949 minutes in a year, this means on average electrical systems are inspected for less than 1% of their annual run time.

Most companies embrace the use of condition based maintenance (CBM) technologies such as infrared thermography to inspect their electrical systems. However due to the high cost of staff time and limited budgets, a planned maintenance program is typically employed where inspections are only conducted a few times per year. While these inspections can be valuable in helping to prevent unexpected failures, they only provide a single ´snapshot in time´ leaving the subject systems unmonitored for the balance of the year.

The Answer

The Delta T Alert™ system complements your existing electrical maintenance programs and bridges the gap between your annual scheduled inspections by monitoring, tracking and reporting critical temperatures within your electrical enclosures on a daily basis.

Meet the Delta T

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Delta T Alert™ is a wireless, self-contained temperature-monitoring sensor that attaches to an electrical enclosure cover. The patented unit comprises of two temperature sensors – one to monitor the electrical enclosure´s interior temperature and the second to monitor the room´s ambient temperature where the enclosure is located.

Key Features

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Battery Operated

The Delta T Alert™ sensors run on three AA batteries thus eliminating the need to run electrical power to all the units. Theaverage battery life is 18-24 months, and can be extended up to 36 months depending on your settings and environmental conditions.

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Easy to Install

The Delta T Alert™ sensors are small so they can be fitted nearly anywhere and contain an internal magnet that help it easily attach to the metal enclosure (although it is recommended to use the included mounting bolts).

Wireless

The Delta T Alert™ system uses Z-WaveTM technology to wirelessly connect multiple sensors to each controller thus eliminating the need to run network cabling.

 

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Emergency Alarm Notifications

The Delta T Alert™ system will alert you when your predetermined temperature threshold is breached.

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Environmentally sealed (optional):

The environmentally sealed version of the Delta T Alert™ sensors can be installed outside.

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Reporting:

The Delta T Alert™ system keeps track of all historical temperature data making it easy for you to build reports and conduct trending analysis.

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Scheduling:

You can program your Delta T Alert™ system to automatically take up to eight scheduled temperature readings per day.

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Temperature Sensors:

The patented Delta T Alert™ sensors comprise of two temperature sensors – one to monitor the electrical enclosure´s interior temperatures and the second to monitor the room´s ambient temperature where the enclosure is located.

The Delta T Alert™ sensors and controllers come pre-loaded with the necessary software. Additionally, the controllers are also shipped with a copy of the license-free dashboard software that is easily installed on your local computer (or server). Once the dashboard software is installed and the sensors are turned on, you can easily configure and program them to your desired specifications from your dashboard. The system keeps track of all your data reported and makes this data available in easy to use reporting software. You can compare the temperature data from similar devices, look that the historical readings from a particular device, or even create a trend analysis to track the changes in temperature over time.

Constant Delta Temperature Monitoring

Delta T Alert™ sensors monitor the interior temperature of your electrical enclosure as well as ambient room temperature where the enclosure is located.

Data Transmission

The Delta T Alert™ sensors are wirelessly networked to the controller which is connected to your network. The system monitors the temperate readings from the sensors and the health of the sensors themselves to include their battery level as well as reporting back if a sensor is unresponsive.

Information Recieved

The Delta T Alert™ software then receives the data from the controller, stores the collected information on a local machine, and makes the information available via the dashboard.

Emergency Alarm Notifications
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When your predetermined temperature threshold is breached, the Delta T Alert™ system will alert you with the details and location of the alarm in three separate ways:

  • Audio: the sensor itself will provide an audio alarm
  • Visual: the system dashboard will provide a visual alert
  • Email: the system can be programed to send an email alert to your designated support team members