Fault Location Using PQView®

When permanent faults occur on electric systems, time is of the essence. The quicker that the fault location can be identified and isolated, the less time customers go without power. Using FaultPoint® in PQView, utilities can utilize power monitoring devices in conjunction with distribution fault models to establish estimated fault locations. Instead of sending crews to examine an entire distribution feeder, PQView allows users to narrow down the possible fault locations. This directly results in quicker restoration times, and indirectly results in more satisfied customers.