Many types of loads that are temporarily or mainly disconnected (standby mode) must function reliably when needed. This applies, for example, to fire pumps, slide-valve drives, lift motors, or emergency power generators.
However, ground faults may occur at the supply line or at the load itself due to humidity or other impacts during prolonged downtimes. If these ground faults are not detected, the protective device triggers and operation is not possible when connecting the installation. In more severe cases, engine fires may occur.
"Offline monitors" can prevent this since they monitor the insulation resistance of de-energized loads in order to report faults at an early stage. Special ISOMETER®s (IR420-D6, IR425-D6, IRDH, iso685 series) are used for this purpose. For this solution, it is irrelevant whether the temporarily or mainly disconnected loads are supplied by grounded or ungrounded systems.
If the insulation resistance between the disconnected load and ground falls below the set response values, the alarm relays switch and the alarm LEDs light up. The measured value is indicated on the internal display. Therefore, changes that may occur over time or that depend on specific environmental conditions are easily detectable.
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