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.

How to Start Condition Monitoring Programs That Work

July 14, 2016

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.

Four Steps to Creating a Successful Condition Monitoring Program

July 14, 2016

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.

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