Delta-X Research is now recognised as being Asset Management Solution Provider of 2019 by the Utilities Tech Outlook Magazine.
This Company of the Year award is part of the Magazine’s annual compilation of the Top 10 Asset Management Solution Providers. Delta-X Research offers market-leading software for managing and interpreting test and monitor data for high-voltage equipment such as the large power transformers found in electrical substations. In particular, the company provides expert analysis of insulating fluid test data, including dissolved gas analysis, which can indicate if the equipment is experiencing a fault or requires other maintenance.
By automatically processing both online monitor data and offline test data using advanced analytics, the company provides accurate and timely insights into the health of the utility’s critical assets, so customers can confidently optimise maintenance and allocate capital budgets to increase reliability, improve safety, and maximise return on investment.
Delta-X Research’s main product, TOA4, is used by more than half of the largest utilities in the US and Canada. It was recently updated with an innovative interpretation method called Reliability-Based Dissolved Gas Analysis, which identifies and assesses at-risk power transformers by correlating fault gas production with transformer failures. Reliability-based DGA offers a level of assessment far exceeding conventional methods of dissolved gas analysis for transformers. This new approach and the exceptional results, when applied at a large utility, is what captured the attention of Utilities Tech Outlook staff.
Delta-X Research president and CEO John Brett said: “We are excited and grateful to have our company acknowledged in this way.
“Our customers tell us that Reliability-based DGA, combined with some of the other analytics we’ve developed, represents one of the major advancements in the area of DGA analysis that they have recently seen. After investigation, our customers confirmed fewer false negatives and fewer false positives using Reliability-based DGA, and each one of those avoided errors has saved our customers from financial losses, power outages, and, most importantly, a potentially dangerous catastrophic failure occurring without warning.”