ABB’s Power Grids business has launched its APM Edge solution for transformers to accommodate the growing complexity of grid operations to safeguard energy reliability and resilience, all whilst reducing capital investment and operational expense. The new software solution for asset owners, helps to enhance the operational performance of power transformers and lowers the total cost of ownership. The solution is part of ABB’s Digital Enterprise and transformer service portfolio and has been created by merging its historic domain expertise in power transformer design and service with its Asset Performance Management (APM). APM Edge delivers real-time data to power producers and users on the current and future operational health of their transformer assets. This offers actionable intelligence to inform capital investment and maintenance strategies while reducing production downtime. These prognostic capabilities, for example, enabling customers to more accurately forecast when a critical asset like a transformer is likely to fail and model alternative planning pathways. Through a deeper knowledge and understanding of their assets, APM Edge allows asset owners to expand transformer availability with lower maintenance costs, transition to condition-based maintenance strategies and better prioritize their capital investments. APM Edge includes condition-based prognostic horizons and risk profiles alongside simulation tools that extend an operator’s monitoring and diagnostic capabilities into the future, from the fleet level all the way to individual transformer assets.
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