As the Belgian electricity transmission system operator, Elia is continuously improving its asset management strategies in order to cope with the changes in the environmental, legal, financial and technological landscape.
One of the enablers is the choice to speed up the evolution from classical time based asset management to condition based asset management, making use of the digitalization trend.
This presentation focusses on the implementation of Elia’s Asset Condition & Control (ACC), who is the referential for offline and online dynamic data to calculate an equivalent age based on the physical condition of an asset, supporting the daily decision making of the Asset Manager. The implementation will be demonstrated through an example from the midlife refurbishment policy from a subpopulation of the power transformer fleet.
Diederik Moers is the manager of the Asset Condition & Control team (ACC), within the Asset Management department at Elia. ACC is responsible for two activities: Firstly for the collection, tooling and reporting of data that enables condition based asset management, and secondly for the tooling, processes and partial execution of remote maintenance activities. As manager of the ACC, he’s with his team accountable for the development (IT and tools), implementation (processes) and exploitation (reporting and 1st line analysis of acquired data) of the ACC.
He started his career in 2003 at the Fault Analytics department of Elia and switched in 2008 to the Secondary Systems department for Technical Governance and eXpertise (SecSys TGX) as Secondary Systems Expert. His main activities are focused in the area of Protection & Control, Substation Automation IEC61850, Fault Recording, Power Quality and laboratory testing. He is also a member of the ENTSO-E Ad-Hoc Group IEC61850 and the Cigré Working Group B5.50. He received a M.Sc-B.Sc in Electro-Mechanical Engineering (Leuven, Belgium) and a B.Eng in Process Automation (Geel, Belgium).