BPL Global Ltd. (BPLG) entered into a licensing agreement with Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) for its Transformer Oil Analysis and Notification (TOAN) technology.
In combination with its Serveron line of transformer monitors, BPLG will use the technology to enable utilities to improve reliability, increase productivity and reduce capital costs by extending transformer life.
The integration of TOAN into BPLG’s fleet of transformer monitors will allow utility asset managers to monitor the health of power transformers.
TOAN technology leverages data from BPLG’s dissolved gas analysis (DGA) data set to provide accurate diagnostic outcomes.
It will be integrated into BPLG’s TM View software system, combining TM View’s visualization and management capabilities with TOAN’s artificial neural net computing engine to turn large amounts of data into actionable information.
TOAN, in combination with BPLG’s transformer monitors, can observe developing faults inside transformers progressing from undetectable levels to failure within days or hours.
APS serves more than 1.1 million customers in 11 of the state’s 15 counties. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal unit of Pinnacle West Capital Corp.