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.
There are a growing number of partnerships with smaller community colleges to focus on tech areas traditionally absent from larger curriculum on electrical or power engineering at universities. Doble’s pairing with RCC is one of the ways their company is trying to address this huge industry issue by creating better paths into the industry.
National Grid Saudi Arabia Enters into New Asset Health and Condition Assessment Agreement with DobleSeptember 15, 2015
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, expanding transformer health initiatives into additional regions.
America’s electric industry is facing many challenges in the coming years. One of the main hurdles to be addressed is the looming talent gap. That’s where Doble Engineering Company and Richmond Community College (RCC) come into the picture with the latter’s unique two-year Electric Utility Substation Relay Technology Program.
Marafiq Power and Water Utility Company Selects Doble Engineering Company to Support Transmission & Distribution Reliability Improvement InitiativeApril 19, 2015
To improve electrical grid reliability, Marafiq Power and Water Utility Company contracted Doble Engineering Co. to provide consulting and training services that support reliability best practices within its T&D division. Doble will be working hand-in-hand with the Marafiq team on implementation, supported by a team of Doble apparatus specialists.
Infrastructure Asset Management Takes Center Stage at 82nd Annual International Conference of Doble ClientsMarch 23, 2015
With asset maintenance, regulatory compliance and cyber security front of mind for the electric power industry, its leaders have come together in Boston for the 82nd International Conference of Doble Clients.