Asset Management System (AMS)

The Asset Management System (AMS) provides lowers operating costs, helps prevent outages, minimizes unexpected capital investments for more efficient network life cycle management, as well as fulfills the requirement to submit various types of reports for management and with public authorities – all in a single system. 

The AMS features an open architecture, web browser-based platform, which has a dynamic, interactive user interface.

This System provides a comprehensive set of tools, including:

-Asset View: cost-effective, deep visibility into the distribution network. Utilities can choose to priorities locations in the network rather than all potential locations – an approach that yields significant cost savings while delivering high value.

-Power Factor & Voltage Monitoring: displays actual measurements of system asset loading, voltage and power factor parameters. Values can be used for monitoring of voltage/power factor violations (above and below nominal values), load balancing, balancing the load between phases, system planning, new services and design support.

-Transformer View: Overloaded transformers are recognized by aggregating and analyzing meter-by-meter AMI load data at each distribution transformer to prioritize them for early replacement and to prevent failures.    This type of early identification and proactive replacement of at-risk transformers can avoid wasting time and money in transformer failure costs.  By identifying at-risk transformers with high load growth, the utility can better size failure replacements.

-Full interactive drill-down functionality, with detailed data retrieval and display for individual substations, feeders, feeder sections, and distribution transformers, including actionable insights.

-Displays and reports tailored to support varied personnel roles and responsibilities.

Powercom Asset Data Management System (AMS) allows all assets from the Sub-Station up to each customer to be entered. The system allows the geographical data to be captured with other parameters that is automatically transferred to the AMS system.

AMS Responsibilities:

  • Lowering operating costs.
  • Monitoring equipment stock.
  • Minimizing unexpected capital investments for more efficient network life cycle management.
  • Fulfilling the requirement to submit various types of reports for management and public authorities.
  • Maintaining information and relationships between the current installed meter data including Meter location, Consumer information, Consumer account no, Meter ID, Type of Meter, Meter configuration, GIS supplied information and more.
  • Supporting device lifecycle management from device registration, installation, provisioning, operations and maintenance to decommissioning etc. The MDM can generate exceptions for meters or modules not delivering the correct meter data after installation.
  • Providing a reconciliation report that identifies the meters that have been installed but have not been communicating for a designated (configurable) period. MDM generates reports on the number of meters installed in comparison to the number of meters with successful communication.
  • Tracking the status of meters and communication equipment from the date they are installed in the field. The history of in-service asset location is maintained throughout the device life with start and end dates associated with each in-service location reference.
  • Reporting and logging any damage and deterioration in the meter attributable to consumer / utility.