Smart Asset Management - Energy Scavenging Technology
National Grid Electricity System Operator
National Grid TO Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
In order to ensure that National Grid manages its assets as
effectively and efficiently as possible it is important that the business
enters a regime of proactive asset management where appropriate.
Large scale integrated condition monitoring of transmission assets
will allow failures to be predicted and/or mitigated, maintenance to be
planned more efficiently and will improve the safety of staff by
providing up to date knowledge of the condition of assets to which
they are within a close proximity.
This research and development programme covers the area of Smart
Asset Management (SAM) and involves extensive research into
condition monitoring, data analysis and data collection techniques.
The purpose of SAM is to provide National Grid with safer, more
efficient systems that will allow improved planning of maintenance
and greater real time knowledge of asset conditions.
Research is being carried out on methods for condition monitoring
and methods of data collection and visualisation for a wide range of