Managing generation and T&D assets for improved reliability has become an increasingly critical issue – driven by pressure to improve service, regulatory demands, continuously aging assets, and the pressure to reduce costs.
The challenge is maximizing use and performance of energy infrastructure assets while also ensuring quality and reliability.
Successful asset management requires identifying appropriate targets and making resource and equipment decisions based on in-depth analysis and evaluation of asset-level data. And asset-level decisions need to be made in alignment with corporate business objectives -- balancing performance, cost, and risk.
Comprehensive insight into balancing technical and business challenges
Effective asset management requires a comprehensive understanding of both the technical and the business challenges utilities face.
DNV KEMA approaches asset management from both a business and technical perspective that links corporate objectives and utilities' operational objectives with customer expectations, regulatory requirements, financial objectives and other stakeholder goals.
Our systematic consulting methodology includes:
developing an in-depth understanding of client business goals and asset base
analyzing and ranking alternative measures
developing an implementation plan to achieve maximum benefits from your existing infrastructure components and overall system.
Optimizing return on investments for greatest stakeholder value
With over 80 years as an independent, unbiased strategic partner to the energy and utility industry, we help clients manage assets for performance, costs and risk mitigation and achieve the greatest possible return on investments.
We approach asset management both an engineering and management perspective to the issues affecting asset optimization—addressing the full life-cycle of infrastructure assets. The result is that investment decisions will now deliver the greatest stakeholder value from the available budgets.
Our approach has proven to be effective to help our clients:
identify efficiency gains
improve maintenance programs and replacement strategies
extend asset life
manage risks across the company at various levels of detail
provide transparent expenditure justification required by the regulator.
Specifications for rotating electrical machines
As rotating electrical machines such as generators and motors are devices that transform mechanical power into electrical power and vice-versa, they play a fundamental role in asset management. DNV KEMA has composed two standardized specifications for rotating electrical machines to be used in power stations, the S13/S14 and S17 specifications.
The S13/S14 DNV KEMA specifications are specifically for hydrogen, liquid and air-cooled, synchronous a.c. generators with rated voltage 5 kV and above, whilst the S17 DNV KEMA specifications are designed for electric motors.
These specifications can be obtained by sending an email.