Condition Based Monitoring for Utilities Increases Reliability and Safety
Utility system reliability is essential for keeping the lights on. Substation equipment is aging, monitoring provides users with the ability to see real-time data that shows the condition of their assets which can prevent unplanned outages. This allows utilities to make smarter investments in their equipment with maintenance budgets and help mitigate catastrophic failures.
Reduce Unexpected Failure of Substation Assets
Collect data on your substation assets to reduce the risk of unexpected failure and increase situational awareness. Monitors evaluate the equipment in your substation (transformers, circuit breakers, switchgear, and more) and measure their performance to make sure everything is working properly. If something looks out of place, an alarm will notify you of the problem. This information allows utilities to optimize maintenance plans and performance of their assets to changing system requirements.
Substation asset data is easily managed on a visual dashboard to ensure ease of use.
Extend the Life of your Existing Assets
The power system is aging and failure can be unexpected and costly. That is why it’s important to have a plan in place for risk mitigation. Substation monitoring gives you the data to make education end-of-life calculations for your assets. This data enables asset managers to make informed decisions when to take emergency outages or wait until already planned outage to perform corrective actions.
Monitoring Transmission & Distribution Substation Assets
Online circuit breaker monitoring continuously evaluates the conditions of a breaker. Conditions which can lead to breaker failure are identified in their incipient stages which allows time to evaluate the breaker and take corrective action before a catastrophic event occurs.
Switchgear is a key asset in the substation and is links directly to the reliability of the power supply. Monitoring is easy to implement and will increase reliability, efficiency and safety in the workplace.
Increasing substation equipment failures has resulted in utilities looking for ways to condition monitor their equipment. Monitoring allows them to manage costs, reduce the risk of failure, and improve their ability to manage asset health. There are two kinds of monitoring: time-based and online condition-based monitoring.
Setting up proper communications is essential to the success of online monitoring. We have an option that is affordable, easy to install and secure. Our monitors have a variety of communication protocols available for your convenience.
DynamicMetrix® incorporates the experience of the Dynamic Ratings team to consolidate all your condition data, analyze the data in real time and deliver a complete fleet assessment while giving you the ability to obtain detailed information, make timely decisions and take the appropriate actions to maximize reliability, performance and the life of your assets.