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1. (WO2017040886) INFRARED SENSOR ARRAY CIRCUIT BREAKER AND HOTSPOT MONITORING

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040886    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/050042
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 03 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G01R 31/12
H04N 5/33
H02B 1/24
G01J 5/20
G01R 15/18
Applicants: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
Inventors: FREER, Benjamin, Avery
IANNCE, Stephan, P.
MANAHAN, Joseph, Michael
ROTHENBERGER, Rick
BONACCIO, John
KATHUROJU, Pavan, Kumar
BARJATYA, Amit
KSHIRSAGAR, Abhijeet, V
DHARNE, Gayatri, Shashikant
Title: INFRARED SENSOR ARRAY CIRCUIT BREAKER AND HOTSPOT MONITORING
Abstract:
A thermal monitoring system includes at least one of an infrared sensor and a plurality of infrared sensors arranged in an array. Each infrared sensor has a resolution including a plurality of pixels. A controller is configured to create a thermal image of an area to be monitored based at least in part on the plurality of pixels of each infrared sensor. A thermal monitoring assembly includes an electrical panel including a plurality of electrical components located within the electrical panel. The at least one of an infrared sensor and the plurality of infrared sensors arranged in an array, either alone or in combination with additional sensors, are located inside the electrical panel. Methods of monitoring various parameters including a temperature of the plurality of electrical components located inside the electrical panel are also provided.