FaultSniffer Cable fault pinpointing in low voltage networks
Customers can stay connected
Fault location with no supply interrupt
Reliable avoidance of incorrect excavations
Fast and easy location of faults
All the benefi ts at a glance
Can be used on straight or branched networks
Handy size, easy to transport
No pre-location required
Accuracy in the decimetre range
Sensitive to several specifi c gases and therefore suitable for any insulation material
In many situations, conventional fault location is impossible,
for example when the electrical supply cannot be disconnected
or the necessary fault location system is temporarily
This is where the FaultSniffer enables you to locate the fault
quickly without interupting the power supply.
How? It’s simple!
Each cable fault burns the insulating material. This produces
gases which spread in the ground and can be measured
even after days or weeks.
The FaultSniffer is optimised to locate these combustion
gases, which are produced from any type of insulation material
and therefore are a reliable indicator of the fault.
A simple push-button measurement in the vicinity of the fault
shows the concentration of these gases. The fault is located
where the concentration is highest.
The power customers can remain connected to the supply
during the measurements with the FaultSniffer – no disconnection
The precision is approximately a spade’s width, depending
on the type of soil, the surface and the nature of the fault.
Because the FaultSniffer has a range of many metres and the
distances in low-voltage networks are usually short, a prelocation
of the fault is not normally necessary.
The device is very easy to use and no specialist with electrical
knowledge or switching permissions is required.
The FaultSniffer is not intended to replace conventional fault
location but is a fast, simple and inexpensive supplement and
alternative which does not disrupt the electricity supply.
Scope of supply
FaultSniffer with connecting hose
Basic accessories and supplies:
10 x sensor tubes, 1 x tube adapter, 10 x fi lter papers,
1 x O-ring
Mains charger for internal battery
Car charger for internal battery
Carry-bag for device and basic accessories
Battery powered hammer drill
Set of consumable spares, consisting of:
1 x 2-component casting compound,
5 x SDS bits 8 x 200 mm, 10 x sensor tubes,
1 x tube adapter, 10 x fi lter papers, 1 x O-ring