WATERTOWN, Massachusetts, and PARIS, Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- To continue to enhance the reliability of France's power grid infrastructure, Reseau de Transport d'Electricite (RTE) has selected Doble Engineering Company's M4100 insulation analyzers to closely track the condition of its thousands of measurement transformers. Doble, a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ESE), will provide M4100 Power Factor/Tan-Delta test sets, Doble Universal Controllers, and Doble Test Assistant software to RTE's grid maintenance teams across France.
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In order to optimize its knowledge about the health of its measurement transformer fleet, RTE decided to implement a new diagnostic method. After two years of research and testing, RTE determined that Tan Delta testing was the best measurement technology to confirm insulation integrity for its measurement transformers.
The Doble M4100 is the industry standard for Power Factor/Tan-Delta testing. With its unique combination of comprehensive test capabilities, along with user-friendly analysis software customized for RTE's needs, the RTE maintenance teams can quickly perform tests on these transformers .
"The diagnostic tests RTE can perform with the M4100 insulation analyzers are immensely powerful, especially when combined with the support of Doble's European engineering team and Doble's unparalleled database of historical test data," said Mark Rivers, vice president of client service engineering at Doble. "The informative results will be used to guide RTE's overall asset management policy."
About Doble Engineering Company
Now in 110 countries, Doble Engineering Company has been helping clients in the electric power industry improve operations and optimize system performance for nearly a century. Doble offers diagnostic instruments, services, and the world's premier library of statistically significant apparatus test results for the benefit of energy generation, transmission, delivery companies and industrial power users worldwide. Doble is part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE), St. Louis. For more information, visit: www.doble.com.
RTE, Reseau de Transport d'Electricite, is a service provider. Our fundamental mission is to ensure all our customers access to an economical power supply, safe and clean. RTE connects its customers with an appropriate infrastructure and provides all the tools and services that allow them to build on to meet their needs, in the interests of economic efficiency, environmental and security of supply energy. To this end, RTE operates, maintains and develops the high and very high voltage network. He guarantees the smooth operation and security of the electricity system. RTE transports electricity between electricity suppliers (French and European) and consumers, whether they are electricity distributors or industrial consumers directly connected to the transmission network. 105,000 km of lines between 63,000 and 400,000 volts and 48 cross-border lines connect the French network in 33 European countries, providing opportunities for critical electricity exchange for economic optimization of the electrical system. RTE employs 8500 employees.