Hoestar PD Technology specialises in developing new and reliable electrical technologies. The company also provides partial discharge equipment sales, seminars, training sessions and consultations on condition monitoring of high voltage equipments. Customers include building and on-site plant owners.
Hoestar and I2R entered into an agreement in 2008 to develop a Fibre-based temperature and Partial Discharge (PD) sensor systems for application in electrical system monitoring. I2R’s Fibre Bragg Grating Sensor was introduced to Hoestar to monitor electrical discharge in a more efficient way. Hoestar is able to offer complementary service for online continuous monitoring (which is very costly in the market currently). One of I2R’s researchers was T-Up (seconding of researchers to local enterprises) in 2010 to help in the technology transfer and building up of the competency in the fibre sensor.
The Fibre Bragg Grating is sensor-based, non-intrusive and immune to EMI (electromagnetic interference) and RF (radio frequency) noises. It provides a cost effective method of multi-site online monitoring and enables Hoestar to provide more and advanced value-added services to its customers. With the Fibre Bragg Grating Technology, Hoestar is able to provide a complete one-stop condition inspection.