We are pleased to share the news that ESCO Technologies Inc. acquired the assets of Morgan Schaffer and established a new subsidiary of Doble Engineering Company, which is named Morgan Schaffer LTD.
On New Year’s Day, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) imposed a new standard to protect the bulk electric system from the impact of GMDs. To comply, utilities and power companies must conduct ongoing assessments of their transformers to measure and monitor the impact of GMD events on the bulk power system. Compliance dates are spread out over the next few years, but as with any new program, the time to start planning is now.
Electric utilities face a growing array of challenges, including an aging infrastructure, limited financial resources and a shrinking workforce. It is important for them to develop and implement processes and technologies that will allow them to deliver consistent, reliable power. Condition-based monitoring techniques coupled with effective data collection and analytics are key for utilities to effectively manage asset life, maximize reliability and safety, and drive down costs.
National Grid Saudi Arabia Enters into New Asset Health and Condition Assessment Agreement with Doble Engineering CompanyNovember 14, 2016
National Grid Saudi Arabia has contracted Doble Engineering Company, a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE), for advanced services to support a new phase of its power grid reliability initiative, which will expand transformer health programs into additional regions.
Xtensible Solutions and Green Energy Corporation have teamed up to help utilities implement the Open Field Message Bus™ (OpenFMB™) standard.
Starting in April 2017, anyone who works on a utility or power company’s medium or high impact system, including contractors, needs to comply with the standards and use locked-down devices to prevent unauthorized access points to the network. Companies need to take steps now in order to avoid serious regulatory and financial consequences.
Planning, strategic thinking and cross-functional collaboration are required to avoid confusion and gain value from condition monitoring programs. Following are four questions that should be answered before implementing a condition monitoring program.
Condition monitoring programs provide meaningful, real-time information to help reduce risk, lower failure rates, anticipate issues and keep operations running smoothly. In order to improve methods for diagnosing transformer health and develop a successful condition monitoring program, it’s imperative to follow these four steps.
Doble Engineering Company Releases EMI Surveyor, Non-Invasive Testing Solution for High-Voltage EquipmentJuly 14, 2016
Doble announces the introduction of the EMI Surveyor, a non-invasive surveying solution that helps generation and industrial plants optimize maintenance and improve outage planning.
Changing Regulatory and Technology Landscape in Power Industry Takes Spotlight at 83rd International Conference of Doble ClientsApril 4, 2016
At 83rd International Conference of Doble Clients, leaders across the electric power industry come together to discuss the future of the power grid, NERC CIP requirements for enhanced grid reliability and more.
Community colleges across the country have forged partnerships with utility companies to train utility lineman. “They really are the backbone of the electrical grid,” said Dave Zabetakis, president of Doble Engineering, whose company recently donated equipment to LSSC. “We rely on these individuals in the field to keep the power grid up and running.”
Doble Engineering Company Releases Field Force Automation Program to Prepare Companies for New NERC CIP RegulationsMarch 15, 2016
Doble Engineering Company, a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE), today announced the release of its Field Force Automation program, a customizable platform that helps power companies meet requirements of new NERC CIP regulations by standardizing diagnostic testing and data collection programs.
Réseau de Transport d’Electricité selects Doble Engineering Company for Measurement Transformer Diagnostic TestingDecember 17, 2015
To continue to enhance the reliability of France’s power grid infrastructure, Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) has selected Doble Engineering Company’s M4100 insulation analyzers to closely track the condition of its thousands of measurement transformers.
Doble Engineering Company, a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE), will host its fourteenth annual Life of a Transformer Seminar from February 1-5, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. More than 600 participants from will come together for the world’s leading training experience on the critical aspects of large power transformers.
As requirements to meet critical infrastructure protection (CIP) standards from NERC grow, the person helping a utility meet those testing and compliance obligations will become more important. Programs like EURST become increasingly important, according to Lampley and program partner Doble Engineering Company’s President Dave Zabetakis.