Lifetime Extension of Electric Power Equipment

July 2024

The lifetime extension of electric power equipment is critical for ensuring the reliability and efficiency of power systems. This process involves the integration of advanced technologies such as predictive maintenance, condition monitoring, and reliability engineering to assess and enhance the performance and durability of equipment. By employing methods like thermal analysis, insulation aging studies, and failure analysis, utilities can accurately estimate the residual life of components, enabling targeted interventions that prevent unexpected failures and optimize operational costs. 

Furthermore, transformer diagnostics and the application of Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) frameworks are pivotal in developing a comprehensive health indexing system for power equipment. These strategies not only improve the longevity and resilience of the electrical infrastructure but also support sustainable energy practices by reducing the need for frequent replacements and minimizing downtime. Through continuous innovation and strategic maintenance practices, the power industry can achieve significant improvements in equipment lifespan and system reliability.

Active Committees/Task Forces of Interest
    1. IEEE PES the Analytic Methods for Power Systems (AMPS) Committee
  1. IEEE PES Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS)
Technical Reports & Applicable Papers or Presentations