Spain, Barcelona: The Maragall substation has been fitted with a tiny thermographic surveillance camera which records everything that happens in power transformers within a 24 hour period.
Endesa decided to extend the strategic measures to make the facilities safer and fitted the camera in the Maragall substation a few months ago. The camera is very small; in fact, if not informed, one would not even be aware of its existence. It is suspended from the ceiling corner in Room 4.
This device allows thermal monitoring, i.e. analysing the heat of the most sensitive elements of power transformers and they are used to signal a warning in the event of above normal heat detection.
The tiny thermographic camera has been a major leap forward in safety and possible fire prevention. Endesa is pleased with the results and now wants to export the surveillance camera.
Source: El Periodico