Project CBM (Condition-based maintenance) was the subject of the meeting in Taipei
Figure 1. Training conducted by Julien Goy, Elipse Taiwan's technical support, raised a total of 25 people
On August 9 and 10, Elipse Software hosted a workshop about Elipse Power, its software solution for the power sector, at Project CBM (Condition-based maintenance).The meeting, held in Taipei (Taiwan), was attended by 25 people altogether, including professionals from TPC (Taiwan Power Company) and professors and researchers from NTU (National Taiwan University) and NTUST (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology).
Throughout the workshop, Julien Goy, from Elipse Taiwan's technical support, addressed the many different details about the project seeking to integrate all the substations of Taiwan via different protective relays and communication protocols, such as IEC 61850, IEC 60870-5-103, DNP 3.0, SPABUS, Modbus, etc. This will set up a control center, containing a data analysis system and a library equipped with different electrical algorithms that capture and provide information about the current status of each substation to the operators.
"Our goal is to suggest the best methods for maintaining the devices that integrate the substations," said Evan Liu, manager of Elipse Taiwan.
Developed in recent years, the CBM aims at guiding professionals on proper maintenance procedures. The idea is to allow professionals to decide the optimal time to intervene on the equipment to fix the problem quickly and accurately, acting only on the areas that really need repair. Thus, it is possible to minimize costs for the purchase of spare parts, the system's downtime, and time spent on maintenance.
"I believe that meetings such as this will make Elipse to be better known in the Taiwanese power market, because we have more integration drivers with protective relays from several different companies, such as ABB, SIEMENS, SEL, GE, AREVA, VAMP, among others, "Liu said.
According to the manager, once the training has ended, the company will have already been planning three new projects meetings in three major cities of Taiwan. The seminars, whose theme is Elipse Power, are initially scheduled for early October, more specifically on October 4 (in Taipei), 5 (in Tai Chung), and 7 (in Kaohsiung). For this, the company will have the support of Baufarm, Elipse's distributor in that country.