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Evaluate Asset Vulnerability Now and Skip the Midnight Failures Later

November 21, 2017 By Phil Carroll in

It is early Saturday morning and your dispatch has just informed you that the breakers have opened in one of your major substations.  It is suspicioned that you have experienced a transformer failure and a large portion of your municipal system is without power.

When was the last time the transformer was tested?  What were the results?  How much load was there before the substation went dark?  Can that load be transferred to adjacent substations?  How long will it take to get the lights back on?   Where can I get a replacement transformer, and how long will that take?

The phones begin to ring!

Don’t let this scenario happen to you.  While it may not be probable to prevent all major equipment failures it certainly is possible to detect and deter the majority of them.  In addition, have a plan in place for such eventualities under differing system loading situations so that you can quickly and efficiently transfer load to safely get the lights back on for your customers.

At Finley our experienced staff of professionals can not only assist you in evaluating your assets for vulnerability, but also prepare emergency response plans so that you are not trying to gather information and make decisions in high stress situations. Contact Us >>>