Powerpoint Engineering undertake R&D projects. With our in-house expertise and detailed product knowledge, our team provide innovative solutions for our customers when the need arises. To give you a flavour of some of the projects, see the list below:
MECHMINDER – A MONITORING SYSTEM FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS
Powerpoint Engineering researched and developed a smart integrated Monitoring System for Medium to High Voltage Circuit Breakers in the 10kV, 20kv or 38kV range which can be incorporated into power systems that feed between 2,000 and 4,000 customers. The MechMinder will incorporate a ‘condition based’ maintenance approach whereby the monitoring system will be continually extracting performance information from the Circuit Breaker, triggering alarms based on programmed parameters.
DAMPER VALVE LOCKOUT DEVICE
Powerpoint Engineering researched and developed a lockout device that enables industrial butterfly damper valves to be locked out in a particular position to ensure that the damper valve cannot be moved until required. These industrial butterfly damper valves are typically used by manufacturers in the pharma, medical devices and petro chemical industries where blower and exhaust air transfer systems are used in the manufacturing process. This lockout device enables these valves to be locked out in a particular position thereby reducing the high impact of downtime and costs if a valve is moved even slightly out of position.
This R&D initiative was co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Enterprise Ireland under the Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020.