20 February 2024

Online monitoring specialist Synaptec and leading test and measurement company Megger have formed a strategic alliance with the aim of offering complete end-to-end solutions for the commissioning, protecting, and performance management of electrical power infrastructure.

Bringing together innovative monitoring and analysis techniques with deep knowledge of electrical asset behaviour and health, the alliance aims to launch a range of health and performance monitoring solutions for assets ranging from overhead lines, to underground and subsea cables, generators, and other high-voltage infrastructure. The alliance will focus on providing a comprehensive, holistic approach to electrical asset performance management, from pre-commissioning through to ongoing preventative maintenance insights and ultimately maximising assets’ useful life.

Established in 2014, Synaptec was the original developer of the Distributed Electrical Sensing (DES) fibre-optic instrumentation platform that enables voltage and current to be measured cost-effectively throughout power networks. The technology addresses the rapidly growing need for real-time, reliable, and cost-effective protection and monitoring of complex power systems, and underpins a range of products deployed across the power grids, renewables, and industrial sectors around the world.

Megger is known for electrical insulation assessment, enabling electrical systems to function safely. Electrical safety is at the core of all test and measurement solutions that enable engineers to maintain grid networks and installations. Megger is focused on developing technology solutions and strategic partnerships, ensuring they remain relevant to the industry now and in the future, supporting online condition monitoring across all asset classes.

Synaptec’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Philip Orr, commented:

“We are hugely excited to join forces with industry leader Megger to provide more comprehensive asset monitoring solutions to our customers. This new alliance will unify test and measurement with online monitoring to provide an industry first: end-to-end solutions for managing the performance and maintenance of cables, lines, and HV assets from commissioning right through to maximal end of life.”

Megger’s Chief Strategy & Technology Officer, Dr Andrew Dodds, commented:

“Megger recognised Synaptec as having developed truly innovative technologies enabling condition monitoring and protection of electrical assets in difficult and demanding environments, which are complementary to our test and measurement solutions. We are confident this collaboration brings new and innovative monitoring and measurement solutions to network owners and will enable Megger to provide a comprehensive package across the electrical asset life cycle”.

For further information, please contact Head of Marketing, Annika Rieley annika.rieley@synapt.ec