RAI provides an evaluation of your electric power system protection. This includes design, installation, integration, maintenance, operation analysis, and the accommodation of system changes. Consideration is given to your use of technology, standards, as well as available in-house expertise. Use the final assessment to take the next step in improving the protection, reducing operating costs, planning for upgrades, and/or further utilization of existing resources.
- Improve the protection system
- Reduce operating costs
- Streamline installations
After you decide to have a technical assessment performed for your company, notify RAI. You will receive a one-page quote/agreement for the service and a schedule form. Mail or fax the signed quote/agreement back to RAI.
- Schedule Form
Discuss possible dates with RAI. Fill out the form to identify the focus, schedule, and participants. Mail or fax the schedule form. Once you and RAI agree on a schedule, arrangements are made for the technical assessment.
RAI interviews experienced engineers, operators, technicians, and management to assess the protection system. The interviews provide insight into how decisions are made, what technology is accepted, and how the protection system is designed, installed, operated, and maintained.
- Substation Walk-down
RAI observes a typical substation, assessing the physical structures in general, noting panel/rack layouts, technology used, and general installation philosophy. This walk-down provides a forum for observing and discussing the physical aspects of the protection system for one substation. Prints are reviewed as necessary.
- Presentation and Report
RAI consolidates the observations and data obtained into a report of the protection system. The report is reviewed in an open discussion presentation. The report provides a basis for taking the next step in improving the protection, reducing operating costs, planning for upgrades, and/or further utilization of existing resources.