Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 2pm ET
Visual inspections and manual health scoring of assets like transmission lines, poles and structures provide a wealth of information for transmission providers. However, unless a holistic view of the asset is taken into consideration and advanced analytics used to recognize patterns and develop actionable prognostics – the real value of the data is never recognized. A proactive Prognostics & Health Maintenance (PHM) approach to strategic asset management combines all the data about an asset. This includes inspection data, maintenance records, and operation data, as well as ancillary information such as asset characteristics, lightning impact, and more. Advanced predictive analytics can then be used to develop higher-fidelity actionable insights and prognostics to better anticipate and avoid unplanned downtime, control costs, and resource allocation.
Some of the benefits of a proactive PHM strategy include:
- Proactively monitor asset health with prognostics at the pole / tower level vs. segment or line.
- Determine environment impacts such as lightning data when determining maintenance and asset replacement strategies.
- Facilitate end-of-life planning to minimize downtime and outages.
- Compare maintenance options to determine the most cost effective solutions.
In this webinar Clockwork Solutions will review how utilities and transmission providers can implement advanced analytics for PHM, discuss best practices when evaluating PHM approaches, and dispel some of the myths that make many providers take pause.
Marshall Smith, VP of Industry Solutions, Clockwork Solutions
Joel Lahrman, Engagement Manager, Clockwork Solutions