Starline Temperature Sensors for Terminal Lugs

Award-winning Starline solution monitors busway feed terminals temperature to pre-empt heat-related power issues in the data centre

The terminal lug temperature sensors for the Starline busway feed terminals are designed for the seamless integration into the Starline Critical Power Monitor (CPM) solution platform. These provide real-time temperature data and can be trended over time to determine if loose connections are causing the terminals to heat. When this occurs and predefined threshold are even slightly exceeded, automatically generated alerts will notify the data centre or facility management personnel of a potentially dangerous scenario and enable them to take precautions before a failure occurs.

Increased safety and avoiding ongoing IR scanning

Traditionally, data centre or facility experts need to periodically do IR scans of their feed terminal lugs to identify potential loose connections and have to rely on finding this issue during the frequency of their scanning activities. With the option to add temperature sensors to their busway feed terminals, now for Starline users this critical data is delivered in real-time and all the time. The temperature readings can be evaluated against electrical loading, and trend analysis can be conducted to determine the steady-state operating temperatures. Any deviations can easily be identified at the earliest stage. This provides adequate timing to investigate elevated temperatures and to carry out the necessary corrective actions to prevent problems.

Seamless integration into a wide variety of BMS and DCIM systems

With both Modbus serial and Ethernet-based connectivity options, such as Modbus RTU/TCP, SNMP, BacNet TCP, the measurement data can easily be integrated into a wide variety of third party DCIM or building management system (BMS). By supporting these systems and multiple communication protocols, the Critical Power Monitor solution with integrated terminal lug temperature sensors puts instant monitoring data at the data centre professional‘s fingertips and provides crucial data for faster and better decisions, which ultimately lead to safer data centres.

The highlights of the Starline terminal lug temperature sensors:

  • Provide real-time temperature data of feed terminal lugs
  • Critical temperature data is delivered in real-time and all the time
  • Temperature readings can be evaluated against electrical loading
  • Trend analysis can be conducted to determine the steady-state operating temperatures
  • Avoide the hassle of ongoing IR scanning to identify potential loose connections
  • Designed for the seamless integration into the Critical Power Monitor (CPM) solution platform
  • Support connectivity options such as Modbus RTU/TCP, SNMP, BacNet TCP
  • Significantly increases the early-stage protection against heat-related power disruptions in the data centre
  • DCS Award 2018 in the category „Data Centre Power Product of the Year“