Transformer Health Monitoring and Control Through Arduino
This project is about design and implementation of a mobile embedded system to monitor and record key
parameters of a distribution transformer like load currents, oil level and ambient temperature. The idea of on-line monitoring
system integrates a Global Service Mobile (GSM) Modem, with a standalone Arduino and different sensors. It is installed at
the distribution transformer site and the above parameters are recorded using the analog to digital converter (ADC) of the
embedded system. The obtained parameters are processed and recorded in the system memory. If any abnormality or an
emergency situation occurs the system sends SMS (short message service) messages to the mobile phones containing
information about the abnormality according to some predefined instructions programmed in the microcontroller. This
mobile system will help the transformers to operate smoothly and identify problems before any catastrophic failure.
Keyword - Transformer health Monitoring, Distribution Transformer, Power system fault.