Feb 2013
Electricity Distribution
Integrated Condition Based Risk Management
Feb 2013
Western Power Distribution
WPD Future Networks Team (01332 827446)
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Innovation Funding Incentive
Carbon Emission Reduction Technologies
Development and integration of Condition Based Risk Management (CBRM) models into asset management processes and IT systems to provide routine access to CBRM for use in future asset management and regulatory reporting.
EA Technology (EATL) has previously worked with Western Power Distribution on developing CBRM models for a range of asset groups, with the exception of overhead lines. The models are however not integrated with each other, nor are they directly linked to Western Power Distribution's asset databases. This results in high levels of expertise and extended durations being required to populate and subsequently refresh the CBRM models. Recent developments in Ofgem reporting requirements have resulted in a requirement for routine, consistent reporting of CBRM Health Indices and ageing.

Western Power Distribution invited EATL to develop a CBRM integration package that would develop a novel, new wood pole overhead line model and existing CBRM systems to a common platform, integrated with Western Power Distribution's existing IT infrastructure. Due to the nature of the project it has been divided into a number of stages:

  • Integrated CBRM for Grid Transformers including general review to confirm risk model for all subsequent asset groups)

  • Integrated CBRM for switchgear & distribution transformer

  • Integrated CBRM for cables

  • Integrated CBRM for (wood pole) overhead Lines including pole mounted transformers, pole mounted switchgear.