New Zealand-based LORD Power Equipment is not one to shy away from hard work when bringing innovative new technologies to the Power Industry.
Six years ago, Managing Director Trevor Lord encountered a humble product poster at a Chicago Power Industry conference that changed his life. Recognising immediately the international potential of the so-called Distribution Fault Anticipation technology (or ‘DFA’) featured on the poster, he conceived of a novel method to bring the DFA to the market and entered into a business arrangement with the Texas-based developer.
“It was a perfect piece of timing,” Mr Lord reflects. “In essence we had a proven and unrivalled device with some 20 years of R&D behind it, but which was only in the early stages of full commercialisation.”
A key feature of the DFA is that faults can be assessed from anywhere, via a secure internet connection. “It was a clever concept.”