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What we do
In 1999, a few utility employees had an idea for a simple way to protect linemen from one of the dangers they face on a day-to-day basis: re-energizing faulted transformers. From this, IFD Corporation was formed to develop, with utility partners, a reliable low-cost sensor suitable for detection and indication of internal arcing faults in distribution transformers.
In 2001 we shipped our first sensor to a utility customer. Today, utility and commercial industrial customers around the world use, and have come to trust, our patented reliable technology.
Our team approach to development, with innovative industry partners, continues to deliver practical solutions for the distribution system of today, and for tomorrow’s customers. We are now providing distribution fault detection, temperature and other sensor technologies. Our company’s detection systems indicate internal arcing faults and other pending failures in pole-mounted and pad-mounted distribution transformers through maintenance-free mechanical sensors. These technologies enable all utilities to replace failed or failing transformers while maintaining worker safety and faster outage restoration at the most affordable technology investment levels.
Where we’re going
“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” Doc Brown
The IFD team is committed to improving safety, operations, productivity, and customer service for the electric utility. Extensive R&D, power laboratory and field testing, and intensive customer support continue to define our commitment to customers and product excellence.
End-users of electricity have become more interested in the source, sustainability, and safe delivery of their power. Utilities have been listening and are changing more quickly than ever before. IFD is driving innovation to satisfy the desire for more actionable information through safe, sustainable, and cost-effective power solutions.
Led by values embracing customer leadership, organizational responsibility, integrity in all we do, excellence and quality in execution, and building long-term customer relationships, IFD will continue to deliver cost-effective and innovative technologies and service.