(July 14, 2016) Doble Engineering Company announced the introduction of the EMI Surveyor, a non-invasive surveying solution that helps generation and industrial plants optimize maintenance and improve outage planning.
The EMI Surveyor can detect more than 70 different electrical insulation and mechanical defects in generators, motors, bus duct systems, transformers, switchgear, cable terminations and other high voltage equipment.
With the EMI Surveyor, data collection is completely passive, and there are no permanent high-voltage connections, arc flash concerns, or interference with plant operations.
“EMI testing is performed at hydroelectric plants, fossil fuel plants, steam turbine plants, refineries and petrochemical sites,” said James Timperley, senior principal engineer at Doble. “It’s very useful for maintenance personnel to plan in advance for the replacement parts they need and focus their resources during outages and turnarounds on the equipment that needs attention.”