Transmission and distribution asset managers are in a continuous struggle to balance reliable power delivery with budgetary constraints necessary to keep rates at an acceptable level. IMCORP's services are a best practice approach for optimizing cable system performance at the lowest cost possible.
Unlike conventional power generation facilities, wind and solar farms are significantly more dependent on the performance of an expansive cable collector system. With millions of dollars invested in collector system infrastructure and a lot of power riding on the line, site operators must make cable reliability a priority. Integrating IMCORP’s Factory Grade® technology with new site commissioning...
Facilities require consistent and reliable power to operate effectively. IMCORP has helped clients avoid hundreds of potential outages at more than 100 facilities worldwide. Facilities in many different industries have a dire need to maintain reliable operation.
Whether ensuring the quality of new cable installations or optimizing performance of aged cable assets, IMCORP's Factory Grade® technology produces results exceeding the cable manufacturers' quality standards.
At a client utility in the Midwest, IMCORP was performing a Factory Grade® assessment on an aged 2615 foot long XLPE cable. As the high voltage portion of the test was brought up to operating voltage, a defect site in the cable insulation began to discharge.
IMCORP identified the location of the defect and provided the Location Matching service to the client to ensure the proper section of cable was removed.
CenterPoint Energy uses Factory Grade® technology to breathe new life into aging underground loops, boosting reliability and reducing costs. Editor’s note: This article is based on a project that will receive the Industry Excellence Award for the distribution category at the 2016...