Blue Arc maximizes the equipment's normal operational pattern and cuts maintenance costs while reducing substation lockout failures.


Failure Analysis Study


Situation: A utility manager notices a surge in substation bus lockout failures that are interrupting power to several thousand customers. The underlying causes are unknown; however, the manager suspects that ineffective equipment maintenance practices may be related.


Action: Blue Arc organizes maintenance, failure and operations data into failure models for root-cause analysis and major failure modes. Causes are segmented for operations and maintenance-related causes versus non-practice related failures.


Benefit: The utility optimizes maintenance routines for reliability to maximize the equipmentʼs normal operational patterns. This saves the utility money by reducing maintenance costs and saves time and resources by reducing substation bus lockout failures, thereby improving customer satisfaction.


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