BOSTON, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Doble Engineering Company shared its plan for addressing the current and future needs of the electric power industry by announcing a series of new products and initiatives to a crowd of over 1200 attendees gathered for the opening of the 2011 International Conference of Doble Clients.
Doble President David B. Zabetakis opened the conference by announcing the introduction of "Doble ARMS", the company's new Asset Risk Management System for the active on-line assessment of high-value assets. Mr. Zabetakis described the Doble ARMS program as the industry's first on-line monitoring and risk management platform that goes beyond condition-based maintenance, calling it a real-time event notification system built around a sophisticated suite of analytical tools designed to manage, integrate and analyze data. Doble is partnering with a select number of utilities across the globe to launch ARMS and further develop its capabilities.
"The industry is evolving and so is Doble," said Mr. Zabetakis. "We are investing in the future of the electric power industry by confronting the challenges we all face: new technology, tighter security and the need for quick, decisive answers. Doble ARMS is just one of the ways we can give our industry partners what they are asking us for -- real-time, critical and detailed information combined with historical data and analytics to best understand their asset health and make valuable informed decisions."
During the conference opening, Mr. Zabetakis also announced a number of new and enhanced Doble products, including:
- The enhanced PD SMART Partial Discharge monitoring system
- The LCM 500 Leakage Current Monitor for online assessment of surge arresters
- ProTesT Web and Protection Suite software for Protection Testing
Other announcements included the opening of Doble's new office in Sao Paolo, Brazil, as well as the launching of an F-series lease program for Doble Protection Testing instruments and an online equipment exchange forum for Doble utility clients.
Now in its 78th year, the International Conference of Doble Clients is a forum to learn about and discuss the issues currently facing the electric power industry. The conference agenda is designed exclusively by and for the benefit of electric utility and testing company delegates. The six-day event features over 60 technical presentations, utility-only Client Committee Meetings, a separate Training Track and an Industry Expo. The Conference is held each spring at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. This year's event runs through April 1st.
About Doble: Over 5,500 companies in 110 countries have counted on Doble to develop and deliver solutions for the reliability and sustainability of electric power infrastructure. Doble's unique business proposition combines three core elements -- diagnostic test instruments, expert consulting and testing services, and the world's largest resource of related knowledge to provide clients with complete solutions. Doble is an ESCO Technologies company. For more information, go to www.doble.com.
About ESCO Technologies: ESCO, headquartered in St. Louis, is a proven supplier of special purpose utility solutions for electric, gas and water utilities, including hardware and software to support advanced metering applications and fully automated intelligent instrumentation. In addition, the Company provides engineered filtration products to the aviation, space and process markets worldwide and is the industry leader in RF shielding and EMC test products. Further information regarding ESCO and its subsidiaries is available on the Company's web site at www.escotechnologies.com.
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