Network Monitoring, Comms & IT and Transformers
Previous research carried out under an IFI project defined an oil regeneration window for transformers at the end or near the end of their design life to extend it by approximately 10 years. The First Tier project deployed online monitoring equipment at six sites where the oil regeneration technique will be used.
This NIA version of the First Tier project will validate the data from the monitoring equipment and calibrate the previous IFI research.
These results will be fed into data visualisation software that will be developed to allow consistent comparison.
Electricity North West will work closely with an academic resource to validate the data and calibrate the life extension results.
This project is split into two distinct phases:
Phase 1 is the development of a dashboard/ decision tool to be used by Electricity North West
This phase to be completed by April 2016.
Phase 2 is the Data validation of existing research into life extension by oil regeneration
This phase to be completed by Sept 2017
Completion of dashboard and decision tool utilising the online results
Validate and calibrate the actual end of life oil regeneration results against research