LumaSense is excited to introduce the LUXTRON m920 Series Modules for Fiber Optic Temperature (FOT) Measurements in Semiconductor Wafer Fab systems, Transformer Monitoring, Medical, and General Lab/R&D applications.
Based on Trusted Monitoring Solutions With more than 40 years of Fiber Optic Temperature monitoring experience with our LUXTRON brand, our solutions are designed with a proven reliability history and custom probe capabilities.The m920 Series Modules replace the LUXTRON m800 and m600 Series Modules and FOT Lab Kit.
When exposed to high temperature, insulating paper found in transformers breaks down and results in a reduction of the useful life of the transformer. Monitoring temperature of the insulating paper via a winding hot spot ensures the insulating paper is not exposed to high temperatures and helps minimize damage.
Conventional methods of monitoring the winding hot spot use calculations to simulate the temperature, but do not measure it. These winding temperature indicators (WTIs) infer the hot spot temperature by measuring the transformer load on a single phase and the surrounding oil temperature and then apply a model. Other issues with the WTIs include a long lag time (up to 5 hours) and actual temperature variance (up to 20 °C).
And so the story begins…LumaSense was founded in 2005 with the acquisition of the Luxtron Corporation. Luxtron was originally founded in 1978 right here in Silicon Valley, not too far from where LumaSense is today.
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