technology significantly expands Davey Resource Group's capabilities by identifying problematic line equipment without visual signs of deterioration.
Utilities that have used Exacter
conditions-based assessment data are able to work "smarter" and not only accelerate the restoration of power, but allow management to better target circuits for either strategic repair or total rebuild.
This impacts utility reliability statistics, causes collateral equipment damage, and is costly to the consumer as well as the utility," stated John Lauletta, CEO of Exacter
Our field inspections reveal that many insulators that have flashed-over show no visual indications," states Exacter
Vice President, Geoffrey Bibo, "and the pre-flashover condition does not emit heat -- meaning they are invisible to both visual and infrared inspection methods.
The design of the sensor uses the EXACTER
Failure Signature Library[TM] to identify electric utility equipment that should be replaced.
Since 2007, Exacter
has been surveying overhead lines for more than 120 utilities, providing valuable distribution system maintenance and reliability information.
There are a variety of new solutions being developed in the utility industry using Exacter
technology that identify failing equipment in the formative stages - long before an outage incident.
In addition, certain PAR employees will receive training from Exacter
on the use of its exclusive technology and operational process that helps identify failing electric power transmission and distribution infrastructure and, thus, helps utilities to more proactively maintain their power system and better allocate resources.
provides utilities with reports that include GPS locations, maps, pole numbers, and photographs of the specific failing equipment -- everything needed to take pre-emptive corrective action.
Richard Damiano, Chief Engineer at Inland Power & Light in Eastern Washington, shared field results from his predictive maintenance program using Exacter
This year over 240 companies competed for 13 awards, with Exacter
COLUMBUS, Ohio & MONTERREY, Mexico -- Exacter
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- "One of the things that makes this conference so unique is the open sharing of actual utility field data using the latest technologies and system-hardening approaches," states Geoffrey Bibo, Vice President of Exacter
New reliability measures such as Exacter
predictive technology, the subject of major articles in recent T&D World and Utility Automation magazines, will be featured.
Run-to-failure reliability strategies are incompatible with Smart Grid requirements," declares John Lauletta, President and CEO of Exacter