WATERTOWN, Mass., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Doble Engineering Company, knowledge leader for the electric power industry, has officially recorded results from over one million apparatus tests, consisting of over 28 million individual data points. Stored in the Doble Database for the benefit of the power industry, this unparalleled resource of comparative and historic data gives Doble clients access to the action-oriented analytics necessary to make critical and cost-effective asset management decisions.
Doble's database system now includes tests performed on over 100,000 transformers, 100,000 circuit breakers and includes over 700,000 bushings, as well as details on over 1,400,000 laboratory oil tests.
The technological cornerstone to Doble's Database is an artificial intelligence engine known as FRANK. Named after the company's founder, Dr. Frank Doble, and short for the First Response Analytics Knowledgebase, FRANK pulls relevant information from the database to provide robust evaluation and statistical analysis with explanations and recommendations.Clients access this technology through the Doble Test Assistant Software suites (DTA) and Doble's Asset Risk Management System (dobleARMS). Through DTA, clients can analyze data from a single apparatus or compare entire asset populations while dobleARMS leverages FRANKS' scoring to calculate overall apparatus risk in real time for a big picture view. "Knowledge is power and the more relevant information our clients have, the more informed decisions they can make about the health of their critical assets," said David B. Zabetakis, President, Doble Engineering Company. "Condition-based maintenance depends on reliable diagnostic data, which Doble has been recording since the 1940s. Our Doble Database is unparalleled in this industry and it continues to grow, arming our clients with the knowledge they need to make the right business decisions." Founded in 1920, Doble Engineering Company works with clients around the world to help minimize risk and maximize the performance of their power systems. Doble prides itself on the knowledge it offers the power industry, which includes forums such as client conferences and seminars, technical papers, statistically relevant data, analytical support and the expertise of its engineers and chemists.