PowerDB Pro Test Data Management Software can help make compliance to NERC PRC-005-2 as easy as it gets.
When the time comes for your NERC audit, will you be prepared to produce the evidence that confirms your maintenance and testing plan? PowerDB’s asset organization, test forms, and reporting capabilities can provide the information you will need, when you need it.
Organizing all your critical assets is simple when using the data entry options provided by PowerDB. Add new apparatus into the database using our “entry wizard” and you instantly create the locations and designations that identify your equipment.
PowerDB’s test form library includes forms for a wide variety of equipment types from relays to batteries, transformers and many more. The test forms provide a user interface for both data entry and reporting, helping to provide consistency in your test and maintenance procedures. And customizing forms or creating new ones can be done in-house even with the most basic installation. PowerDB’s forms also have the built-in capability of communicating with many different test instruments, enabling automated data enty. This can speed up your data handling and eliminate many of the errors associated with manual keyboard entry.
It doesn’t matter if you have multiple locations feeding data into the system. Each user can work remotely, then connect to a “master” database to upload all information into one file. This is key to keeping all your test data available for everyone at a moment’s notice.
PowerDB also contains a maintenance scheduler, which you configure, that will let you enter default maintenance periods for any asset. This can be customized for particular assets, if desired, based on your own assessment of its condition. Use this feature not only to keep up with critical maintenance, but plan for upcoming outages and resource requirements.
Compliance report needed? No problem. A summary report shows each asset and its location, including the previous two test dates, the defined maintenance period and next scheduled test date in an easy to read format.
With features like this, PowerDB will provide you with a cost-effective solution for not only complying with NERC, but for managing all your maintenance and testing data.
PowerDB was an answer to a growing set of records that occupied a small room of paper files. Back in 2004 when we visited the NETA Conference in San Antonio, we were introduced to this option of electronic records. At the time this database approach sounded good and we started to enter the last 20 years of data in the electronic format provided by PowerDB.
It has been over 8 years now and a SQL conversion of the master helped with the growing size of the database structure. The yearly support that we get in the way of updates, improvements and customer support is essential in this operation.
Overall, this was a good investment into our preventive maintenance program and we are looking forward to future enhancements!
- Emanuel Blagaila, Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District