• RESIDUAL CURRENT MONITORING

    Comprehensive residual current monitoring ensures high availability and increases fire protection. It is particularly suitable for areas where failures must not occur under any circumstances.

WHY IS RESIDUAL CURRENT MONITORING USEFUL?

  • Comprehensive residual current monitoring ensures high availability and avoids outages by giving you an information advantage. It lets you know about potential failure cases at an early stage so you can take the necessary measures, correct errors as they occur, and avoid failures and dangerous situations.

  • Comprehensive residual current monitoring provides the following:

    • Avoids shutdowns and damage to equipment or failures
    • Prevents fires and the endangerment of employees
    • Significantly reduces the testing effort required within the scope of IEC 60364-6:2016
  • HOW DOES RESIDUAL CURRENT MONITORING WORK?

    In residual current monitoring or RCM, all three phases and the neutral conductor are passed through a summation current transformer. The summation current is ideally zero or close to zero.

    If a residual current flows to ground, a residual current monitoring device detects this and can trigger an alarm or report it accordingly. Even slowly rising residual currents that are still too small to trigger alarms or fuses can be detected. This allows even insidious faults to be detected.

RESIDUAL CURRENT TYPES

Residual current is divided into three types. Some meters can detect only one or two of these types. This means that when setting up a residual current monitoring system, attention must be paid to the type of residual current that may occur and the required measurement technology must be selected accordingly.

  • Type A

    • Alternating current + pulse current sensitive
    • Occurs in all areas
  • Type B

    • All-current sensitive
    • Industry
  • Type B+

    • All-current sensitive
    • Able to detect very high frequencies

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