Improving Network Reliability with Partial Discharge Monitoring
Presented by Neil Davies
Managing Director of EA Technology Australia
Aug 8, 2023, at 10 AM AEST (UTC+10)
Abstract- The use of instruments to detect and measure Partial Discharge (PD) activity is well established as a way to identify HV substation assets which are in danger of failing. Regular surveying of substations for PD activity every few months, or annually, has been adopted by many companies as an important part of their asset management best practice regimes. Many have also chosen to deploy permanent or semi-permanent monitoring and alarm systems to provide alerts of critical PD activity 24/7. Each of these options has its advantages. So, which should you choose and what are the drivers informing these decisions.
The webinar will discuss how different types of defects can manifest and how the period from the time the condition indicator can be detected to when failure occurs (P-F interval) can vary significantly. The business decisions driving different adoption methodologies will be explored. Real life examples and case studies will be presented from the application of periodic surveying using hand held equipment, through to temporary and permanent monitoring solutions installed onto HV switchgear and cables. The paper will show how different network operators have approached the challenge and determined the best way forwards to meet their objectives and deliver tangible benefits to their organisations.
Bio: Neil is the Managing Director of EA Technology Australia. A Chartered Engineer and Member of the IET, Neil has over 25 years of experience in the electrical engineering sector. An innovator who led the development team that won two UK Queens Awards for Innovation, he played an integral role in the development of non-intrusive condition monitoring tools for high voltage assets. Neil was the Group Commercial Director of EA Technology before leaving the UK headquarters in 2014 to take over and lead Australasia and Asia Pacific’s side of the business.
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