Return on investment (ROI)
Added value from DayCor® corona inspection for electric utility predictive maintenance procedures
Cost-effectiveness of UV inspection
- Avoiding Outages: The cost of an outage of an overhead line
is estimated to be of the order of one million dollars and more. Litigation
costs are added on top of the direct costs. Prevention of one outage
will cover the cost of many cameras.
- Avoiding failures of line and substation components: The
cost of an unexpected failure on a key component can easily be US$50,000
- Routine washing of HV lines and substations is an expensive
operation. By inspecting for corona, one can wash only polluted sites
when and where it is needed. Optimizing the washing cycle of the line
will save substantial amount of money to the utility
- Costs of consumers litigation about audio noise and Radio
Interference (RI/ RFI/ EMI..) can amount to hundreds thousands dollars.
Predictive Vs. Preventive Maintenance:
By performing UV inspections utilities can shift from preventive
maintenance at regular time intervals to predictive maintenance according
to predictions based on the inspection results. Maintenance is thereby
carried only when and where it is necessary.
Inspections with DayCor® products pinpoints location of corona and arcing sources eliminating
tedious search by maintenance teams for the related
Saving in time, cost and manpower.
Avoiding outages due to pole fires:
Distribution companies using wooden poles can easily avoid
pole fires by inspection of their lines with DayCor® for arcing on the first drizzling rain following a long dry
Cold end of the insulator properly not grounded,
wood is already scorched and will soon catch fire ; 25