Maintenance Testing Program Choices - TBM, CBM, and PBM

by Eric A. Udren, Quanta Technology LLC, USA

In 2007, the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued its Order 693 and launched the development of the new North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Protection System Maintenance Standard PRC-005-2.  The FERC order required that the new reliability standard include maximum maintenance intervals and minimum activities for various types of components in a protection system - specifications for a time based maintenance (TBM) program. More

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