To maximize the operating life of your electricity generation, transmission, and distribution equipment,you need to strike the right balance between preventative maintenance and condition-based monitoring. Too much of either results in excessive costs, too little can force an emergency response when equipment problems arise.
S&C’s approach to asset management focuses on delivering the right balance of services—an asset management program this achieves your “Optimal Maintenance State,” ensuring high reliability and low cost.
Global Support & Monitoring Center
S&C’s Global Support & Monitoring (GSM) Center provides 24x7 condition-based monitoring and support of your assets, ensuring that equipment is performing per manufacturing and engineering specifications. Staffed by S&C technical experts, our GSM Center is protected by both physical and cyber security to ensure the privacy of our customers’ information.
When equipment starts performing outside of pre-set tolerances, S&C can quickly recognize, communicate, and begin resolving issues for our customers. The GSM Center is tied to our post-sales support call center, which helps customers troubleshoot problems with equipment after commissioning.
Imagine that your critical power equipment has a “check engine” light. With S&C’s remote monitoring services, it does. We can proactively respond to equipment issues as soon as they arise. Using pre-installed or deployed sensors to gather real-time condition information on critical equipment, S&C can monitor power equipment 24 hours a day from our Global Support & Monitoring (GSM) Center.
In the event conditions fall outside normal parameters, an alert is sent to our local technical expert, who will work with the asset owner to resolve the issue. Using this service can help you ensure power system reliability, realize the full operating life of your equipment, and even extend equipment life.
Using S&C’s PureWave® CBM Condition Based Monitoring service, we can monitor our PureWave® family of power quality products, which are used worldwide at renewable energy plants and facilities such as data centers, factories, and hospitals. S&C can also monitor our automation and communication products as well as products not manufactured by S&C, such as power transformers and circuit breakers.
S&C provides Asset Management services for critical substation equipment. The list below shows a few of the major equipment types S&C can monitor and examples of metrics we use to evaluate their health.
- Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA)
- Bushing Partial Discharge
- Circuit Breakers
- Gas Pressure and Temperature
- Bushing Partial Discharge
- Open/Close Operations
- PureWave® DSTATCOM
- Real and Reactive Power
- System Voltages and Currents
- System and Inverter Availability
- PureWave® UPS Systems
- System Availability
- Run Cycles
S&C can conduct preventative maintenance on your assets to ensure that they continue to perform properly. In addition to routine cleaning, lubrication, and adjustment, our field service specialists will assess the condition of your equipment, replace worn components, and implement any product enhancements. Routine maintenance programs are a critical part of S&C’s balanced asset management approach.
Routine maintenance programs can be implemented on a weekly, monthly, annual, or bi-annual basis. Services offered include:
- Infrared Imaging
- CO2 Cleaning Services
- Onsite Troubleshooting
- Equipment Condition Reports with Photos
- Part Installation
S&C will ensure that your assets are not just well-maintained, but optimized for peak performance and long-term use. We can combine multiple Asset Management services to customize an asset optimization strategy for your equipment and needs.
Developing an action plan for optimizing your current equipment and addressing your future needs is essential to reducing the risk of service interruption and extending equipment life.
With more than 5 GW of renewables experience, S&C will ensure that your renewable generation facility achieves and sustains peak performance and profitability. We specialize in the management of renewable assets, from turbines to transformers, and can be the single resource for all of your asset management needs. Our customers’ renewable plants experience less outages and provide more reliable, clean power to the grid.
Major Power Users
How much does it cost you when the power goes out? For hospitals, data centers, government facilities, and other major power users worldwide, the answer is often “too much.” That is why major power users turn to S&C for the highly dependable systems needed to meet their power reliability requirements. To ensure that these systems continue to perform well into the future, S&C’s Asset Management Programs assure our customers that the power will stay on.
For more than 100 years, electric utilities have relied on S&C to help them achieve their power system goals. S&C’s commitment to being there for our customers extends beyond commissioning into the full lifecycle of our products. Whether it is responding to unforeseen events or supplying additional resources, S&C’s asset management services provide the ideal balance of resources to ensure that critical power equipment is well-maintained for the lowest cost.