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Find the Faults Before They Find You with the GraceSense Hot Spot Monitor

ByClayton Larson

Contributing author: Shannon Evans, Channel Marketing Coordinator with Grace Engineered Products

GraceSense Hot Spot Monitor (HSM) is a non-conductive temperature monitoring device that identifies potential hot spots and enables users to predict the failures in electrical equipment.

Identifying faults before they occur saves money when unplanned outages, service interruptions, and equipment failures are avoided. Design and communication flexibility allows the HSM to be used as either stand-alone or fully integrated into a plant-wide information system.

Current flowing through electrical connections (lug, screw terminals, circuit breaker stabs, bus-bar joints, etc.) is the main cause for electrical hot spots. Furthermore, some critical hot spots are inaccessible by infrared thermography and go unnoticed because an infrared camera cannot obtain an acceptable temperature measurement.

The following are potential applications for GraceSense HSM:

  • Low voltage/medium voltage switchgear
  • Low voltage/medium voltage MCCs and Drives
  • Motors, generators, and dry-type transformers
  • Load break & Transfer switches
  • Bus ducts & busbars connections
  • DC switchgear/MCC/Drives
  • Large UPS batteries and inverters
  • High current junction boxes

The ability to monitor and retrieve temperature data of critical inaccessible connections and their associated alarms safely via GraceSense Web Utility Interface, Ethernet I/P, and MODBUS communication helps users predict failures and therefore, reduces risks.


For a real-life example of GraceSense HSM, take a look at a case study HERE.

HSM is offered in 9-point and 18-point temperature monitoring modules with LCD Display and Ethernet IP Communication. For additional information on how GraceSense HSM can help you reduce risk, take a look at the detailed datasheet HERE.

If you have any questions, visit, contact your Standard Electric Supply account manager, or call 1-800-318-4618.

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