GE technology helps reduce transformer failures, outages

Cambridge, U.K., May 17, 2011 — GE launched the new Grid IQ Transformer Analytics Service as part of its Grid IQ solutions portfolio.

The Grid IQ Transformer Analytics Service uncovers potential problems and helps proactively reduce unplanned outages by identifying transformer failure conditions before conventional alarms are raised.

The utilities using this service will benefit from minimized regulatory penalties, revenue loss and product waste associated with unexpected failures.

Monitoring and diagnostics combines advanced sensors and powerful analytical software with the wide experience of GE Energy engineers to enable knowledge-based decisions on transformer maintenance, repair and replacement.

GE’s focus on prevention enables true condition-based maintenance that helps eliminate wasted time and money associated with performing routine inspection on healthy transformers that are in no need of service.

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