SOURCE: LumaSense Technologies

February 20, 2007 13:46 ET

LumaSense Technologies Announces Luxtron ThermAsset2 Now Available in 8 Channel Configuration

Winding Temperature Monitor and Controller Key to Asset Management for Power Transformers

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 20, 2007 -- LumaSense Technologies, a leading provider of sensor solutions, today announced the availability of the Luxtron ThermAsset2 Fiber Optic Winding Temperature Hotspot Measurement and Controller in 2, 4, 6 or 8 channel configurations.

The ThermAsset2 system measures the winding hot spot temperature within a transformer in real time and can activate control of the cooling system and transformer protection, allowing for safe and optimized operation of the transformer during overload conditions. Now available for use with LumaSense Technologies' new Quality Probes and Ruggedized Probes, the ThermAsset2 offers your choice of 2, 4, 6 or 8 measurement channels. The system is designed with six programmable setpoints and relays with individual LED alarm indicators and a system fault and status relay indicator.

"As the industry leader in fiber optic measurement, we will continue to listen to our customers and transformer manufacturers to ensure we continue to provide the best possible technology for direct hot spot measurements," said Brett Sargent, Sr. Director of Energy Products. "The release of our ThermAsset2 8 channel instrument along with our Quality Probes is an excellent example of commitment to address the market's needs."

Today, it is accepted that direct winding hot spot temperature measurement is the only safe means to activate cooling fans and pumps for proper, reliable operation at optimum load capacity. It is also the best method to assess the life of a transformer. The drift-free, calibration-free nature inherent with our Fluoroptic® technology makes the ThermAsset2 a reliable means to control valuable transformer assets. LumaSense probes are leading the industry in price/performance and are immune to the effects of electromagnetic, high voltage, microwave or RF interference.

The ThermAsset2 is based on LumaSense's Luxtron WTS-22 Fiber Optic Transformer Winding Temperature Monitor, long recognized as market leader for fiber optic temperature monitoring of transformer winding temperature. The ThermAsset2 offers many of the same reliable and field-proven features as the WTS-22 at a cost-effective price.

About LumaSense Technologies, Inc.

LumaSense Technologies is a global leader in providing quality sensor instrumentation to the utility, industrial, medical, semiconductor, environmental, transportation, aerospace & defense and oil & gas industries. The company was founded in 2005 with the strategic goal of identifying and acquiring leading sensor companies with complimentary technologies and products -- and bringing these technologies together to address customers' unmet needs in the marketplace. LumaSense's first two acquisitions: Luxtron Corporation, focused on fiber optic temperature measurement sensors and Innova AirTech Instruments A/S, focused on activities in the field of gas analyses and indoor climate measurements, have been industry pioneers for the last two decades with hundreds of customers around the world.

LumaSense Technologies, through its acquisition of Luxtron, has been providing fiber optic temperature measurement in transformers for over 25 years. We have installed our technology in over 1,000 transformers globally. We have the technological expertise and proven quality to stand behind our products and to be considered the industry leader in fiber optic temperature measurement.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact
    Judi Seavers
    LumaSense Technologies
    (408)727-1600
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