Five Ways INSIDEVIEW Brings Clarity from Complexity in Insulating Liquid Asset Management
Dissolved gas analysis (DGA) and insulating material laboratory diagnostic testing are arguably the most important tools for identifying incipient fault condition and managing risk of critical, oil-filled power grid assets. Making safe and strategic decisions when it comes to condition maintenance of transformers, load tap changers, bulk oil circuit breakers and fluid-filled cables requires accurate and easy-to-grasp assessments. However, managing and validating the data involved can be challenging due to decentralized test data management, competing internal priorities, increasing industry regulations and more.
Doble’s INSIDEVIEW® software removes these complications from insulating liquid laboratory analyses and diagnostics, and provides teams with unparalleled simplicity, efficiency and expertise. Doble also provides premier implementation and support services so that INSIDEVIEW can be configured to align with a company’s unique business processes.
1. Offers Intuitive User Interface and Simplified, Configurable Enterprise Deployment
INSIDEVIEW centralizes fleet oil management for easy accessibility and streamlines workflow between laboratories, experts, field personnel and asset managers with a modern, easy-to-navigate user interface. Teams can evaluate over 130 laboratory tests and access advanced analytics based on latest IEEE, ASTM, IEC and Doble recommended limits as well as customer defined criteria.
Customizable dashboards provide a comprehensive view of the health of their entire fleet and individual apparatus. Alerts on the availability of new test or lab sample data, assets that change condition status, or monitored assets that have not received recent data keep teams up to date and focused on the most important tasks.
INSIDEVIEW offers user-defined roles based on organizational job responsibility for optimal accessibility and streamlined workflow. Teams can integrate off-line laboratory test data, on-line DGA monitor data and portable DGA analyzer data and group assets into categories such as by location or substation to simplify the management process. Advanced features such as the ability to create customized health index calculations and a resampling management module that can determine next sample timing allow for more strategic and efficient asset management.
2. Integrates Seamlessly with Existing Systems
INSIDEVIEW’s configurability to integrate data from different sources and adapt to existing business practices enables teams to meet their unique business goals. Using Doble-provided templates, INSIDEVIEW offers data conversion from CSV /Excel formats and offers an INSIDEVIEW test/QA environment option alongside a live production environment for enhanced versatility.
Doble offers data integration options from customer laboratory information management systems (LIMS) to INSIDEVIEW as well as from INSIDEVIEW to CMMS solutions such as Maximo®, Cascade, etc. By integrating data sources and cooperating with various 3rd-party business systems, INSIDEVIEW’s technology helps ensure maximum benefit and optimal performance.
Additionally, INSIDEVIEW provides a native integration with Calisto® DGA condition monitors as well as a 3rd-party DGA monitor integration option through a data historian.
3. Integrates Natively with Doble Laboratories
For customers working with Doble laboratories, INSIDEVIEW automatically uploads your information and digitizes current manual processes. INSIDEVIEW provides detailed DGA, oil quality and paper degradation analysis as well as Duval triangles/pentagons, Rogers Ratio and more. The product also incorporates NEIoil and NEIpaper calculated values and gas generation rates that allows users to ascertain fault severity.
4. Complies with the Latest Cybersecurity Standards
As cyberattacks become more sophisticated and targeted toward critical infrastructure, safeguarding power grid technology has never been more important. Ensuring compliance with the latest protective measures is a critical and foundational step for effective cybersecurity risk mitigation and management.
INSIDEVIEW comes either as an on-premise or cloud-based solution leveraging state-of-the-art security delivered in Microsoft Azure Cloud data centers globally. Doble also performs routine penetration testing to mitigate cyber-security vulnerabilities.
5. Leverages Doble’s Design and Field-testing Experience
INSIDEVIEW users gain the expertise of laboratory experts, design engineers and performance specialists backed by a company with over a century of industry experience. Users can create transformer diagnostics specific to family design based on Doble’s latest design and field-testing research.
Users can further contact Doble design and performance specialists for consulting in areas such as alternative insulating liquids, stray gassing, corrosive sulfur and paper/cellulose degradation.
Deep Insights for Quick, Effective Decisions
Managing asset health should not be complicated. INSIDEVIEW enables users to save time by eliminating the technical and integrative complexities of asset management while achieving a thorough and comprehensive view of their fleet. With built-in advanced analytics, utility teams can confidently and quickly make informed decisions to proactively manage asset risks.
Brian Snyder received his M.B.A from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is Solutions Director of Professional Services at Doble Engineering Company, where he is responsible for service strategy of consulting services, laboratory services, condition monitoring service programs and training courses. He has extensive global experience working with power generation, transmission and distribution and industrial clients to develop client-specific service strategies.
David Koehler is the Business Development Manager-Professional Services for Doble Engineering Company. He has 23 years of experience in the testing of insulating liquids and management of analytical laboratories. He has provided numerous technical presentations and published technical articles within the power industry. David is Vice President-Elect for IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) and a member of IEEE’s Honor Society: HKN. David served on the IEEE Board of Directors from 2019-2020 and again will serve on the IEEE Board of Directors in 2022. David is a member of the ASTM D-27 Technical Committee on Electrical Insulating Liquids and Gases.
Francis Béliveau received his Bachelor’s Degree in computer science from the Sherbrooke University. He is the software architect of INSIDEVIEW and Doble Security Portal at Morgan Schaffer and Doble Engineering Company for the last 10 years. He has a vast background developing products for DGA, laboratory data, NERC-CIP and cybersecurity. He has extensive experience of integrating Doble solutions with our electrical customers.
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