JANUARY 14, 2021

Welcome to Dlaboratory Sweden AB’s webinar on condition-based maintenance in substations

Welcome to Dlaboratory Sweden AB’s webinar on condition-based maintenance in substations

A recently finished project study financed by Energiforsk on the effect of applying condition-based maintenance (CBM) in substations shows that by using data-driven processes, the efficiency of grid maintenance can be improved. Dlaboratory Sweden AB (dLab) will present the project and its results on January 20, 2021 (in Swedish) and on March 3, 2021 (in English).

- The study has shown promising results and we believe there is great potential in applying CBM in the power distribution industry. This project has shown that it is possible to start on a small scale to get started and then work towards data-driven processes and plant management. These are exciting findings, and we will develop them further, says Fredrik Akke, CTO at dLab.

Starting with data collection, the project investigated, among other things, which substation components have the greatest potential, and how to carry out the data collection to determine the components’ condition. Circuit breaker, on-load tap changer and auxiliary power supply systems were identified as important components. Additional sensors were installed in the three test-bed substations in the grid of energy company Kraftringen. They were then connected to dLab’s updated grid analytics platform.

- We found that even with a limited set of signals and effort we could determine important information about the status of the components, says Victor Bagge, systems engineer at dLab. The threshold was lower than expected for starting to collect key data that can be turned into useful information for maintenance decisions.  

Hear more about this and other findings at the webinars, free of charge and open to everyone. Sign up here!