Siemens Smart Infrastructure has expanded its medium voltage portfolio with a sustainable and intelligent solution that paves the way for smart switchgear of the future.

Due to its conformity with the instrument transformer standard IEC 61869, the SIBushing can be connected to the SICAM FCM plus (Feeder Condition Monitor), a multi-functional, short-circuit and earth-fault indicator which uses detection algorithms to indicate the direction of the cable fault. Applicable for medium voltage distribution systems up to 36kV, the SICAM FCM plus with SIBushing delivers unrivaled transparency and high-precision measurement of distribution systems, resulting also in the consumption of significantly less power, compared to conventional instrument transformer technologies.

Designed for compact, intelligent secondary substations, the SICAM FCM plus provides system operators with a solution for fast fault location and more transparency in the distribution grid. It is suitable for grounded, isolated, and compensated networks. Moreover, SICAM FCM plus offers reduced cost of installation and minimal maintenance, while its adaptive integrated temperature compensation algorithm enables high-precision measurement without calibration and adjustment to the primary operating voltages and currents.

“An integrated approach to medium voltage power distribution is essential for energy-efficient infrastructure, buildings, and industrial applications. Through continued investment in all areas of our Electrification and Automation solutions, we are able to work with customers to ensure a reliable and resilient supply that also aids them in achieving their sustainability goals,” says Stephan May, CEO Electrification and Automation at Siemens Smart Infrastructure. “We look forward to showcasing our expanded portfolio at the upcoming Hannover Messe.”