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ABB has announced that American Electric Power (AEP) will implement ABB's new Asset Health Center solution across all of the utility's transmission substations system-wide.

The Asset Health Center, which builds on the AEP-ABB Transmission Technology Alliance, integrates equipment-based operational technology from ABB and enterprise information technology from Ventyx, ABB's industrial enterprise software group, while also leveraging AEP's operational and diagnostic experience.

Specifically, the Asset Health Center combines ABB's condition-monitoring and performance algorithms - which are an extension of ABB Service’s patented Mature Transformer Management Program condition-assessment program - with the Ventyx FocalPoint business intelligence solution. AEP is leveraging existing infrastructure and designs to feed digital equipment history records, online monitoring and operational data to the Asset Health Center.   

“We have been working to automate situational awareness of asset conditions for some time. We now are poised to realize valuable operating and maintenance benefits from those efforts,” says Robert W. Bradish, AEP’s vice president of grid development. “Integrating this new solution will also help to identify assets requiring replacement as they reach the end of their useful life.”



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