Technical brochure
TB 823 WG B3.44

Substation servicing and supervision using mobile devices and smart sensing

The main guiding thoughts for the working group work and for the technical brochure are based on two main aspects: First, how to contribute and support the ever-increasing demands of keeping grids operational, improve servicing and supervision work in substations, allow better asset management and effectively respond to life extension demands for substations. Second, how can the rapidly advancing modern sensing and mobile device technologies, microelectronics, data analysis and processing, artificial intelligence and communication be used in substation servicing and supervision activities and positively change and improve substation supervision and servicing work practices.

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Substations and electrical installations

This Technical Brochure has been created by a Working Group from the CIGRE Substations and electrical installations Study Committee which is one of CIGRE's 16 domains of work.
Study Committee B3 addresses a wide range of topics that are applicable to the entire life-cycle of substation assets; from conception, through research, development, design, production, deployment, maintenance, operation, and finally, end-of life and disposal. Our activities address all stages of asset life and include not only technical aspects but also safety, economic, environmental and social aspects. All issues of performance, specification, testing, monitoring and the application of diagnostic testing techniques are within scope, with a specific focus on the impact of changing demands for substations due to continued evolution of the power system. Safety and life cycle condition assessment techniques, health indexing, risk management techniques, education and training are also important topics for our work.

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