What is Combined Non-Conventional Instrument Transformer (NCIT)? 3 Minutes with Dr. Thomas Heid (VIDEO)
February 20, 2017 | Maxwell Technologies
The CONDIS® Combined NCIT is much more than the next generation of instrument transformers. It is the technology capable of serving the advanced needs of the digital substations in our industry.
Simultaneously measuring voltage and current on the power line, the Combined NCIT transmits this data via fiber optic cable. An electronic processing unit located in the customer substation receives the data and, thanks to compliance with the international standard for substation automation (IEC 61850), provides efficient interoperability of critical components such as metering and protection devices.
In three minutes, Dr. Thomas Heid, product manager for CONDIS metering solutions, introduces the Combined NCIT and its multiple benefits for utility professionals looking for metering and protection solutions for their digital substations.
Thank you to the editor at Electric Light & Power for this interview, conducted at this year’s DistribuTECH 2017.
Key benefits of the Combined NCIT:
- Fiber optic current transformer provides higher performance due to wide dynamic range
- Ferro-resonance free instrument transformer
- Combined NCIT offers metering, protection and redundancy functionality in one device
- Proven interoperability with control devices thanks to compliance with the standard IEC 61850 protocol
- Replaces two stand-alone instrument transformers, resulting in reduced footprint
- Compact and lightweight
- Operational and maintenance cost savings
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