Safer, stronger, smarter networks

EA Technology has been duly selected as our Asset Management Specialist of the Month, we are delighted to announce at Industrial Process News.

Partial Discharge monitoring of switchgear

Partial Discharge monitoring of switchgear

Having been established in 1966 as the Electricity Council Research Centre, EA Technology is looking forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary this September. This milestone marks the great success of a longstanding company that has progressively grown from operating in a nationalised industry to an independent enterprise to a wholly employee-owned commercial provider of technology services.

Now an internationally renowned brand, EA Technology operates from its headquarters in England and its additional offices in Australia, China, UAE, Singapore and the USA. Effectively reaching customers in 90 countries, the group’s 40-strong network of distribution partners strive to deliver the company’s extensively appreciated suite of high performance edge power asset management solutions.

Study of a fracture surface using a scanning electron microscope

Study of a fracture surface using a scanning electron microscope

The specialist supplier provides consultancy, products, services and training to both owners and operators of Energy Networks; namely government bodies, commercial organisations and individuals working within the mining, petrochemical, process engineering, manufacturing, utilities, health, defence, transport and infrastructure industries.

“We pride ourselves on listening to our customers and developing innovative products that do the job they need to,” commented HV5-9s Director, Anne McIntosh. “We bring a depth of knowledge to our products that is unrivalled. As well as our breadth of experts we occupy state-of-the-art laboratory facilities that allow us to provide our clients with a specialised and independent service.

Oil analysis for HV assets

Oil analysis for HV assets

“EA Technology’s HV5-9s goal is to deliver added value to our customers through the specialist collection and interpretation of condition data for High Voltage (HV) assets, such as Partial Discharge (PD) surveys & monitoring, HV testing, oil analysis, earthing & lightning protection studies and forensic investigations. The outputs of which is effective network management to reduce service interruptions, optimise availability and reliability whilst improving safety and providing peace of mind for our customers.”

One of EA Technology’s latest innovations is the UltraTEV Plus², a portable, user-friendly device developed using the group’s enriched knowledge of Partial Discharge. The product uses skilfully designed algorithms which allow measurements to be automatically interpreted (such as confirmation of Ultrasonic PD and classification of Transient Earth Voltage activity).

Failure investigation of a substation

Failure investigation of a substation

As well as collecting information, this contemporary addition enables data to be capably handled; captured through survey mode and then transferred directly on to a PC or business network for storage and further analysis. This in turn will prompt managers to make executive decisions based on asset conditions.

“We had a reorganisation at the end of last year that has allowed the company to focus on key business areas aligned to our customer’s requirements,” Anne said when asked to discuss EA Technology’s recent movements and future plans. “Remaining responsive to both customer requirements and industry developments enables us to confidently evolve as a company, as does attendance at trade events.

PD activity on a cast resin monobloc

PD activity on a cast resin monobloc

“In June we hosted an inaugural Overhead Line Exhibition (OHLEx) event which had a strong focus on health & safety for all aspects of operating an overhead line network. This was a fantastic success – over 50 exhibitors and 300 delegates made an appearance and the feedback we received on our presentations and interactive training sessions was terrific. Intent on holding one large industry-specific event every year to promote best practice, we are currently working towards CABLEx to be held in 2017.”

The company also facilitates and runs an exclusive industrial forum designed to share information and best practice related to the operation and management of HV networks. The friendly and approachable team at EA Technology encourage any readers interested in joining this unique platform to get in touch if they would like to find out more.

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