GE Power Systems introduces new transformer management system

ATLANTA, Ga., August 28, 2002 — GE Power Systems has combined the strengths of its power transformer management and substation and network communications technologies to create the new FARADAYâ„- tMEDIC transformer management system, an online monitoring system that enables operators of oil-filled power transformers to most efficiently use and manage their equipment.

The FARADAY tMEDIC (Transformer Management, Equipment Diagnostics with Integrated Communications) system can help reduce the cost of transformer maintenance and unplanned outages, and improve reliability and availability by detecting problems before they occur.

The system collects data from the transformer and its sensors and interprets it using online analysis models to continuously assess the condition of the equipment and diagnose the most prevalent failure modes.

Transformer analysis features of the FARADAY TMCS have been incorporated into the FARADAY tMEDIC, which has the added feature of many communications protocols for interface to existing substation SCADA systems.

Key features of the FARADAY tMEDIC system include online moisture analysis and other analysis models, and integration of a broad range of other monitoring options including dissolved combustible gas, temperatures, On-Load TapChangers, bushings, partial discharge and fault event capture.

In addition, the system provides comprehensive communication solutions to interface to utility IT networks, local substation LANs and serial connections to SCADA host computers.

With worldwide experience in implementing successful substation automation programs, GE Power Systems’ Energy Management Services business delivers solutions to safely, reliably and cost-effectively automate critical transmission and distribution assets.

GE offers customized hardware and software solutions, as well as on-site installation and project engineering services, to help customers meet their automation goals.

About GE Power Systems
GE Power Systems (www.gepower.com) is a supplier of power generation technology, energy services and management systems, with 2001 revenues exceeding $20 billion. The business has the largest installed base of power generation equipment in the global energy industry. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, GE Power Systems provides equipment, services and management solutions across the power generation, oil and gas, distributed power and energy rental industries.

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