Doble Engineering Company to Address Critical Power Infrastructure Challenges
in Seoul, South Korea
Dr. Anthony McGrail to Share Industry Best Practices for Infrastructure
Maintenance at ISH 2013: The 18th Annual International Symposium on High
WATERTOWN, Mass., Aug. 26, 2013
WATERTOWN, Mass., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Growing demand for reliable
electric power across Asia-Pacific is putting the spotlight on existing
infrastructure, and underscoring the need for continuous monitoring and
maintenance of the power grid and its assets.
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Electric power experts from around the world will come together in Seoul,
South Korea to discuss the state of the power industry and the delivery of
energy throughout the region at ISH 2013: The 18^th Annual International
Symposium on High Voltage Engineering, from August 25-30, 2013.
Addressing a critical, and often overlooked, component of the power grid, Dr.
Anthony McGrail, Solutions Manager at Doble Engineering Company, will present
"Asset Management: Power Transformer Fleet Condition" on Monday, August 26 at
the symposium. His presentation will help attendees understand the importance
of maintaining and assessing the health of transformers, and highlight best
practices for creating intervention plans. For more information on the Doble
Asset Management solution, please visit:
"Delivering consistent, reliable power is contingent on the ability to
effectively maintain the power grid infrastructure," said McGrail.
"Integrating new technologies and having systems in place to test and predict
malfunctions are critically important for markets with growing power systems,
like South Korea, and more broadly, the Asia-Pacific region. When the electric
power is down, the impact on economic progress can be severe."
Doble Engineering Company has been a worldwide leader for nearly 100 years in
developing the diagnostic test instruments, services and solutions that help
utility companies such as Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and
electric power assets manufacturing companies, like Hyundai Heavy Industries,
meet escalating electric power needs.
The pressure on existing power infrastructure is at an all-time high. Energy
consumption is increasing at more than double the projected rate in South
Korea, according to the Korea Energy Economics Institute -- in part a result
of the country's strong economic growth, as reported by the BBC. All these
factors, combined with recent weather-related events, greatly impact the need
to have the tools and knowledge to maintain and mange a safe and dependable
power grid infrastructure.
"Economic growth in South Korea is moving incredibly fast, and the demand for
safe, reliable power is climbing right alongside," said Mr. Sung Am Kim,
General Manager and Head of KEPCO's Substation Team within the Transmission
Department a Doble customer for more than 24 years. "We use diagnostic tools
like Doble's M4100 Tester and the F-Series Protection testing solutions to
adhere to compliance standards, maintain our infrastructure and meet the needs
of our customers."
With a century of experience providing industry-leading diagnostic and testing
innovation and intelligence, Doble Engineering Company is the most trusted and
experienced third-party authority in the electric power industry. Doble
Engineering Company's solutions are backed by the broadest and most
comprehensive database of historical test data in the world, and gives energy
providers unprecedented access to the tools, data and information needed to
make educated decisions about the reliability and efficiency of the power
"Our relationship with Doble Engineering Company is invaluable," said Mr. Lee
Chang-Ho, Manager at Hyundai Heavy Industries. "The technology and support
they provide is the difference between stagnant or interrupted growth, versus
the ability to support a booming economy. We need to deliver safe, reliable
power -- we're able to do that with the support of Doble Engineering Company."
Doble Engineering Company in South Korea and Asia-Pacific
Recognizing the increasing demands for continuous power to South Korea and the
surrounding countries, Doble Engineering Company has invested heavily in its
resources and support in the region, including 24 channel partners throughout
For close to a quarter-century, Doble Engineering Company has partnered with
World Market Corporation in South Korea to serve the region's utilities and
transformer manufacturers, with the most innovative diagnostic technology
available. Through the help and support of Mr. Kim, CEO of World Market
Corporation,Doble has experienced nearly four times its average growth in
South Korea this year -- the highest growth in the Asia-Pacific region.
For more information about Doble Engineering Company, visit our website
(www.doble.com) or contact Louis Lee, Regional Sales Director-Asia Pacific at
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:
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