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Qatar boosts electric transmission resilience

by Utilities ME Staff on Mar 15, 2017




Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation "KAHRAMAA" has launched an initiative to manage the health of electricity transmission equipment globally.

The initiative comes within KAHRAMAA endeavor to achieve its mission of Providing High Quality and Sustainable Electricity and Water for Better Living in Qatar.

In a statement issued today, KAHRAMAA said that the initiative launched by Electricity Transmission Department implements a sound, cost effective process and set of solutions that will reduce transmission substation equipment failure rate, optimize "repair or replace" decisions, define maintenance priorities, enable Reliability/Condition-based strategy for critical assets, reducing outages and extension of asset life based on sound models with condition monitoring and failure risk analysis.

The project will include Oil analysis on Power transformers fleet, infra-Red Thermography and Visual inspections of all Power equipment for Transmission Primary Substations, consolidated with Partial Discharged measurements. Data Analytics will then be performed using Reliability Centered Matrix (RCM) software tool to project asset health indices and input from experts, according to the KAHRAMAA's statement.

The project spreads over three years will bring quick return on investment with implementation of consistent methodology, define maintenance & replacement plans and improve reliability of the system by avoiding failures.

This endeavor is one step further in the direction of Qatar National Vision 2030. KAHRAMAA again is taking lead in defining and implementing digital solutions to provide reliable and quality electricity while reducing operational and capital expenditures and a step in the direction of ISO 55000. The Peninsula


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