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Below you will find posts covering a wide array of topics on both our company and the industry as a whole. Qualitrol’s blog features the latest industry information, stories from the electrical grid experts, and critical analysis of issues around energy infrastructure best maintenance practices.

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5 Condition Monitoring Fails (and How to Avoid Them)

Condition monitoring enables you to reduce the cost of performing preventive maintenance yet avoid the

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What is Traveling Wave Fault Location?

The term “traveling wave fault location” refers to the method of locating a fault or

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5 Fast Facts About Fiber Optic Temperature Measurement in Power Transformers

Many people don’t know the value of fiber optic temperature measurement in power transformers. Recognized

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The Asset Management Value Proposition

What is an asset management value proposition? As defined in the international standard ISO 55000,

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Vault Transformer Monitoring: Why Smarter is Safer

Why smarter is safer when it comes to vault transformer monitoring It’s easy to forget

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What’s the Role of Fiber Optics in the Substation?

The Benefits of Fiber Substations contain critical assets for transforming, switching and distributing power across

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Online DGA Monitoring of Power Transformers

Online Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA) Monitoring of Power Transformers What are the technology options available

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Bushing Failures – A look into Bushing Monitoring and Testing

Bushings are a critical component (bottlenecks) in electricity transportation. Bushings are used to transfer load

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What is a Multifunctional Disturbance Fault Recording Device?

A multifunctional disturbance recorder or fault recording device uses 6 different recording methods to produce

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Q&A with Qualitrol: Details About Our New Data Analysis and Professional Monitoring Services Offering

In the corporate and consumer worlds “…as a service” offerings make a ton of sense.

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Energy Grid Doctor: How Condition Monitoring is Like Taking Care of a Patient

Imagine how healthy we’d be if we walked around with probes all day delivering data

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Nervous About NERC? 2 Kits Make RPRR Testing Easy

Every six years — that’s not often for a checkup. Yet that’s the frequency the

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A DGA That Does More

It’s no secret that Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA) is one of the most powerful tools

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Why Should You Use Standalone DFRs?

The traditional role of a Digital Fault Recorder (DFR) as a post mortem analysis tool

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Grid Hardening Vs Grid Resilience

In the fall of 2017, Hurricane Irma knocked out power to 9 out of 10

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3 Ways it Pays to Monitor Power Quality

Power quality measurement is a developing market. For decades, it was thought that “power is

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Puerto Rico 18 Months after Hurricane Maria

It was actually two storms. First on September 5, 2017, like a boxer’s uppercut designed

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Top 3 Threats to Transformers

In the mainstream media, there are hundreds of articles about terrorism as it pertains to

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High Voltage = Big Business

As HVDC power station growth continues in China and around the world, there are many

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What Is Partial Discharge Testing?

Partial Discharge Testing Basics for Rotating Machines To understand partial discharge testing, it’s best to

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