Floco Fault Indicator
The Challenge of Distribution Automation
Low level of monitoring for electrical distribution network makes fault detection and restoration time more time slow and extensive.
FLOCO is the solution for fault location in medium-voltage networks, with onboard communication and integration with legacy systems
Reports the event to the remote Operations Center, through a built-in communication module.
Assertively direct the field crew to the site, reducing the service time to clear the problem.
Maintains the protection function, performed by the fuse links.
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Real-time monitoring of power grid
Floco® is the most cost-effective solution among the available products on the market for fault location systems. It has innovative characteristics to be adopted in large scale by distribution utilities.
Floco® has relevant features for Smart Grid systems:
Fault Location (Geopositioning)
Load monitoring, with 1.0% of accuracy
Fusetube drop detection
Integration with SCADA systems
Automation support and system planning
Protection features with fuse keeps the same
Installation in conventional cutout fuses from any manufacturer
Transient Fault Detection
Algorithms for fault identification
Main technical features of Floco®
Self-powered by the primary current of distribution line
The energy is stored in an ultracapacitors power bank;
No batteries are used, so it’s not required periodic maintenance and consequently, batteries disposal, eliminating operational costs;;
It sends fault information to the remote supervisory system, even after the fusetube has been dropped out;
Over than 6 hours of autonomy, with LEDs signaling locally the fault;
Access via App Hart Devices is always available locally when the primary current is over than 1A;
Floco has an USB-C power supply connector for laboratory uses.
Digital and analog sensors with remote supervision
Floco® has internal temperature and humidity sensors;
Accelerometer to indicate whether the fusetube is positioned on the cutout or if it is dropped out, due a fault;
Primary current is measured by a CT, with a nanocrystalline core, ensuring accuracy better than 1% within the entire operating range of Floco®.
Manual phase selector
Electrician selects the correct phase where Floco will be installed;
A hall-effect sensor detects the installation phase, Phase A, B, or C;
In the event of a fault, Floco will report the correct phase to the supervisory system;
No special tools or software configuration is required.
Primary current measurement;
Voltage presence detection;
IoT network monitoring;
Floco® leaves the factory in automatic mode, without the need of additional settings.
Connectivity in any Environment
Bluetooth 5.0 LE (for connection with Hart Devices APP)
Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) - Onboard SIM Card
Modules are internally powered (no batteries, no extra connections)
Cutting-Edge IoT Technology
ArpeggIO Suite provides integration of IoT network with legacy systems
Management of device connections;
Cyber security algorithms;
Firmware update management;
IoT protocol conversion - DNP3, IEC-61850, IEC-104, and others;
Remote configuration of FLOCOs;
Smart grid recovery logics;
Cost vs. Benefit
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Product with Kema Test certificate
In compliance with international standards, Floco® obtained the Type Test Certificate issued by Kema Labs, according to IEEE 495/2007 – Guide for Testing Faulted Circuit Indicators.