COLUMBUS, OH / ACCESSWIRE / February 2, 2015 / Exacter, Inc., a leading provider of predictive maintenance technology and analytics to the utility industry, will be sharing results of a 2-year proactive Predictive Maintenance (PdM) project to improve circuit reliability at a prominent northeast investor owned utility. The data and report shows a direct correlation between predictive maintenance activities and the reliability performance of the targeted circuits. A presentation will be made by the utility's Director of Electric Operations and Shared Services at 9:30 AM on Wednesday February 4th in Room 24A at DistirbuTech 2015 in San Diego. "If you are looking to see new technology and approaches making an impact on reliability, backed up by two years of data, this is the one presentation you want to see at DistribuTech," states Exacter President, Geoffrey Bibo. "The results of the project were significant enough to garner the support of the local public utilities commission, too."
Exacter will also be unveiling new predictive maintenance solutions for transmission, substation and underground reliability challenges. For underground applications, Exacter will be sharing both a vault testing system and underground cable testing technology that can evaluate the condition of underground network cables without shutting down power. For vaults, Exacter has a proven method for detecting dangerous electrical insulation conditions without a service man having to enter the vault. The cable testing system uses proprietary cable injection technology to provide an accurate, non-invasive, non-intrusive, non-destructive method to assess cable integrity. Exacter is seeking collaborative input from utilities interested in improving underground cable assessment. Click this link to find out more: http://www.exacterinc.com/underground.
For transmission line quality checks and troubleshooting Exacter technology is now being used during existing helicopter flyovers. While the route is being flown, Exacter detects problematic line conditions that could impact system performance and reliability. These points along the lines are mapped and eventually confirmed for further inspection and maintenance. Exacter serves as an early warning alert to a variety of conditions such as bad line splices, weakened or failed surge arrestors, or equipment that has been degraded or contaminated. Exacter survey data becomes a supplementary health and diagnostic check on already scheduled Lidar or line inspection flights. Learn more at http://www.exacterinc.com/transmission.
Because Substation-related problems often have the biggest impact on reliability indices, Exacter has developed a predictive maintenance solution that provides early warnings on problematic conditions being detected in and around the substation. Arcing, sparking, leaking, and tracking conditions often invisible to visual inspection and infrared technology are diagnosed early by Exacter. Field inspections precisely locate the specific source of the degraded conditions so remedial action can be taken prior to a failure or outage. Learn more at http://www.exacterinc.com/substation.
Exacter will be displaying their technology at DistribuTech 2015 in the San Diego Convention Center from February 3-5, Booth #3635.
Exacter, Inc. is a provider of predictive maintenance technology and services to the electric utility industry and is also being used for the quality assurance of Smart Grid systems, AMR systems, and applications at industrial plants, railway systems, and other electrical environments.
SOURCE: Exacter, Inc.