6 Reasons Why Inclinometers Have Wide Application on Power Transmission Tower
The transmission tower is a high-rise structure, which is very sensitive to the oblique deformation and has high requirements for uneven settlement of the foundation. The common structural forms of the transmission tower foundation are independent foundation enlarged foundation and pile foundation. The structural form of the transmission tower mainly adopts steel structure. Conventional transmission towers and infrastructure are difficult to adapt to the surface movement and deformation of coal mine goaf, which may cause the transmission tower to deflect or even tip over.
Various human factors and natural factors such as crustal movement, bad weather, aging oxidation and potential vandalism bring safety hazards and rising maintenance costs to transmission towers, resulting in increased stability and availability of communication systems and increased operating costs. Because the transmission line tower carries the gravity of the wires between the two towers, coupled with the influence of many factors in the natural environment and the lack of timely manual management (especially in some mountainous areas), it is very easy to cause the safety of the tower to be threatened, leading to overturning accidents and affecting power transmission.
Great Significances of Installing Inclinometers on Transmission Tower
1. Monitor the Inclination Status of Transmission Tower in Real Time with Inclinometers
By installing tilt sensors on the power transmission tower, the tower maintenance engineers can get the real-time inclination or tilt status of tower remotely via logging in the online monitoring platform. From the online user interface, maintenance engineers can get the X or Y axis inclination angle of every transmission tower clearly.
2. Reduce Human Measurement Error
The tradition tower maintenance relies on the manual field testing via instruments, so there be errors in measurement. By using the inclinometer, this problem can be easily prevented.
3. Enhance the Personal Safety of Maintenance Personnel
By using the tilt sensor to monitor the erect state of the tower, maintenance personnel can understand the daily safety status of the tower at home or at office once they have logged in the monitoring system, which greatly reduces the necessity of climbing up the tower for inspections.
4. Extend the Service Life of Transmission Towers
On the basis of data analysis conclusions, the maintenance personnel can find the location of tower fault quickly, so they can formulate reasonable, proactive and preventive maintenance measures on the data support. The tower maintenance personnel can implement effective operation and maintenance dispatching work, greatly reduce operation and maintenance costs, and extend the service life of the transmission tower.
5. Enables Scientific Operation and Maintenance to Reduce Accidents
By setting a safe tilt range, an alarm can be issued when the tilt angle reaches a certain value, so the maintenance personnel can quickly check the possibility of a safety accident.
In addition, in the event of abnormal tilt caused by wind, snow, landslides and etc., the timely status alarm sent by inclinometer can facilitate the quick recovery of the accident occurrence point and ensure the early recovery of the transmission line.
6. Ensure Stable Power Supply
By monitoring the safety status of the tower in real time, it can effectively avoid the occurrence of iron tower safety accidents and improve the continuity and stability of the power supply.
High Quality Tilt Sensor Supplier – Vigor Technology
According to the practical application occasions of transmission tower, Vigor Technology provides a complete system monitoring solution for transmission tower which can monitor the inclination, wind speed, settlement, vibration and etc. Vigor Technology SST400 digital inclinometer can be installed on the top and body of transmission tower for real-time inclination monitoring. When the inclination reaches to a critical value, the inclinometer will deliver an early warning signal to the transmission tower monitoring system, so the maintenance personnel can get this warning quickly and take effective measures to prevent the occurrence of accident.
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