In view of the high voltage, the strong magnetic field environment of the high-voltage switchgear, the system based on the optical wireless sensing technology, realizes the isolated contact temperature monitoring of the high-voltage switchgear. In this scheme, the good thermal conductivity and insulation ceramic materials were selected as the outer jacket material sensing probe, and the program had a good solution to the problem of high and low voltage isolation; The combination of the optical fiber composite insulators for wireless sensing, not only solves the problem of high voltage insulation, but also avoids the “creeping” phenomenon due to dust. The package of the structure and reasonable installation solves the cross sensitivity of strain. The application showed that the precision of temperature measurement of the system could reach ± 0.5 °C and could work in a variety of harsh environments. It could improve the reliability of the operation of the electrical equipment significantly and has considerable practical value for the whole power system.
Weibing Gan, Youfa Wang