New transformer health management system developed

Israeli global provider of monitoring and control software for the energy sector, mPrest, and the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the largest state public power organization in the U.S., have released an updated version of the asset health management software that they co-developed.

The software helps to predict failures in electricity generation transformers before they occur.

After its successful implementation at NYPA’s Robert Moses Niagara Power Project earlier this year, NYPA has installed the application at its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Project in Schoharie County and its 500 MW Combined-Cycle Power Plant in Queens.

“The transformer asset health system is improving the efficiency of the field workforce and enhancing safety,” said Alan Ettlinger, director of Research, Technology Development, and Innovation for NYPA. “It allows NYPA to monitor its transformers and warn its staff of any assets that may need maintenance, replacement or repair. As a result, we are also able to protect our assets and ensure that the transformers live longer — reducing the cost to NYPA and its customers,” cites PR Newswire.

The system is currently rolling out to the St. Lawrence Power Project in New York State’s North Country and other sites.

Source: PR Newswire