GE has announced the Intellix GLA 100, a cost-effective transformer warning solution using dissolved gas-in-oil analysis, specifically tailored for monitoring less critical transformers. With the Intellix GLA 100, utilities, operators and industrial users can extend their transformer monitoring strategy to include a broader range of transformer assets, further decreasing the chance of unplanned outages and improving network reliability.

The Intellix GLA 100 is a compact, lightweight device installed on a 1-inch (25-mm) valve. It continually monitors the key fault gas and triggers an alarm when a preset gas level is reached. Two levels of alarms can be set with outputs in the form of colored light indicators at the transformer and SPDT relays through to control rooms. Alarm levels can be set or changed without the need of a computer or interfacing software, and the device comes ready to use with default settings.