Xtensible Solutions and Open Grid Systems Join Forces to Create a Centralized Utility Network Model

September 12, 2018

Xtensible Solutions, part of Doble Engineering Company, a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE), and Open Grid Systems, a software and services company focused on model-driven engineering and open standards, have joined forces to provide standards-based integration and analytic solutions for utilities’ Network Connectivity Models. The initiative offers customers consulting expertise with a standards-based tool set to deliver network connectivity and grid operation insights.

Dissolved Gas Analysis for Transformer Health Management

August 31, 2018

The first dissolved gas analysis (DGA) interpretation algorithms were put forward in the 1960’s and the industry’s ability to measure these gases and use them to detect potential problems has come a long way since. Morgan Schaffer’s Stephan Brauer and Doble’s Paul Griffin and Tony McGrail share more about the critical role DGA plays in assessing and protecting transformer health.

Power Transformer Reliability: It Doesn’t Just Happen

April 24, 2018

Power transformers are large capital items with long lead times for production; they are critical to our electric infrastructure, and their reliability is an important subject for analysis. Reliability, however, doesn’t just ‘”happen” – it is a consequence of specifying and buying a well-built transformer and ensuring careful shipment to site, proper installation and subsequent life management.

Space Weather: How to Avoid Grid Disruption and Transformer Damage from Solar Flares

March 9, 2017

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.

The Clock is Ticking: Getting Ready for the New NERC CIP Requirements

August 22, 2016

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.

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