Aug 2013
Electricity Distribution
CBRM Extension – Health Indices
Aug 2013
Northern Powergrid
Chris Goodhand, Innovation Manager (01977 605641)
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Innovation Funding Incentive
High Voltage Technology
EA Technology previously completed work on producing Condition Based Risk Management (CBRM) models for Distributed Substations (DSS) and Wood Pole Overhead Line (OHL). This applies health index analysis and CBRM on all of Northern Powergrid’s wood pole overhead lines and distribution substations. However IT hosting issues have provided a barrier to seeing the project through to deployment by making testing, bug-fixing and updating extremely difficult to do. Therefore an additional project has placed the CBRM software tool onto an internet cloud hosted by the software provider, EA Technology, thereby bypassing the IT barriers. This additional work will enable the project as a whole to achieve the original goals set out. That is, it will provide a quantifiable and risk based approach to CAPEX investment through current and projected condition and risk, based upon current and historical condition and an assessment of the consequences of failure associated with particular wood pole OHL and distribution substation assets.
EA Technology (EATL) will apply a health index analysis on all of Northern Powergrid’s overhead lines and distribution substations, which includes both electrical and associated civil assets. Specifically, condition-based risk management (CBRM) techniques will be applied to Yorkshire and Northeast assets within these categories.