Distribution Services

Meeting an important industry challenge to effectively reduce distribution costs and improve operational efficiency.

Over the past three decades, Kinectrics has supplied quality distribution services to power utilities worldwide and has established an outstanding reputation for successful technical problem solving.

Distribution Equipment Failure Analysis (DEFACS)

Kinectrics’ DEFACS service provides emergency failure analysis and a comprehensive assessment of failed Distribution components. Our experienced forensic experts accurately identify the mode of failure and root cause, followed by a determination of whether or not the problem is widespread.
 

Distribution Engineering Consulting (DECON)

Kinectrics provides a full range of Distribution engineering services including Distribution consultations for design, planning and application in order to significantly improve asset utilization and optimize system configurations.

Kinectrics’ provides modeling capabilities from traditional load flow, loss analysis, protection coordination and capacitor applications, to more sophisticated transient analyses. Our team is comprised of specialists in the application of protective devices, arresters, capacitors, transformers, cables and conductors.

Distribution Equipment Testing

Kinectrics High Voltage and High Current test facilities are considered highly unique in North America and are our dedicated Distribution equipment testing areas.

Lab testing is performed to assess compliance with specifications, qualify Distribution products to match utility requirements, or compare different manufactures of components such as arresters, fuses, transformers, capacitors, cables, conductors and insulators.

Asset Condition, Life Extension and Maintenance

Kinectrics has the expertise and tools to assess the condition of Distribution components to help you determine end-of-life, maximize asset lifetime, and avoid or delay expensive capital upgrades. 

Technical Auditing, Benchmarking and Expert Witness Services

Kinectrics’ expert Distribution staff conducts independent technology audits and benchmarking, and provides recommendations which address specific system, equipment, or operational objectives.  Such recommendations may include improving your Distribution strategy, increasing reliability and safety, reducing capital and operation costs, or meeting regulatory requirements.

Reliability and Power Quality Services

Kinectrics assesses present system reliability and provides system configuration and component application recommendations to improve reliability. We identify the causes of power quality problems and recommend mitigation measures.

Distribution Monitoring, SCADA and Automation Services

Kinectrics assists in the specification of Distribution automation or SCADA systems for your utility, evaluates bids from suppliers, and acts as an integrator for system installation and commissioning.

Kinectrics has developed innovative products and services to remotely monitor Distribution system parameters and output results on the web. This unique service is particularly efficient and cost effective for rural Distribution systems.

Specialized Distribution Products

Kinectrics has designed and developed equipment for Distribution systems, and holds patents for innovative products such as novel protective devices and power line carrier communication systems. Our commercially available software, includes ARCPRO (arc hazard analysis) and TRANSIZE (transformer loading) for utility applications.

About This Solution

Industry Sector

  • Transmission & Distribution

Nature of Service

  • Consulting
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  • Testing - Field Services

Kinetrics Facilities

  • Electrical Testing Facilities

Tags

  • Distribution Equipment
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  • Distribution Consulting/Consultations
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  • Distribution Strategy
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  • Distribution Services