A national transmission system operator is facing an 8% increase in load over the next 5 years with an ageing transmission asset base and constraint in resources to maintain asset availability. To maintain a reliable service while avoiding any significant increase in the number of employees needed to maintain a good service to its customers, they are seeking an active asset management system using a more analytical, risk-based approach.
How Expanse drives efficiency
Manage high volumes of image data of tens or hundreds of thousands of towers, substations and other assets
Automatically identify and classify common defects and anomalies like cracked insulators and corrosion among millions of images
Analyse both current and legacy condition data from a variety of sources to identify defect growth and trends
Provide high-quality consistent data in 3D, improving decision making and enabling more effective field operations, reduce Time to Repair and spares inventory
By enabling the mining of the datasets across the operator’s multiple regions, EXPANSE is supporting efforts to enhance best practice in risk-based maintenance and asset management methodologies network-wide