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.
We are pleased to announce that Manta Test Systems is now a part of Doble Engineering Company.
Read more on how dissolved gas analysis (DGA) is one of the most powerful tools asset managers can use to determine the health of their transformers.
The latest participant in EL&P’s “How did you get your Start in the Grid?” series is G. Matthew Kennedy. He is Doble Engineering Co.’s Solutions Director: Enterprise and Data Products, overseeing the complete software and cloud product vision at Doble.
Doble Engineering Company, a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE), has entered a strategic alliance with DNV GL, a global quality assurance and risk management company, to deliver streamlined and centralized testing data for customers in substation maintenance, testing and asset management.
We are pleased to announce that today we have welcomed Vanguard Instruments Company as the newest addition to Doble Engineering Company.
Doble’s new services for geomagnetic disturbance risk mitigation support NERC compliance, prevent transformer damage and avoid grid disruption.
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.