What is SMART from MinMax?
SMART is a Substation Maintenance and Asset Reliability Tracking tool designed as a complete asset management and inspection system for substation operators by substation professionals. It is optimized for small-size utilities operating as few as 1 to 300+ substations to achieve superior reliability and lower operating costs while fulfilling NERC and other regulatory compliance.
Key features of SMART that users find most helpful are:
- Rapid deployment using a cloud based solution in a Cyber secure environment requiring minimal support from the utility’s IT department
- Flexible inspection and asset management functions driven by work orders, schedules, and service calls with a comprehensive set of user configurable libraries of equipment types, data fields, inspection questions, appropriate responses, and manufacturer information
- Ability to build a comprehensive asset management inventory of all equipment items complete with documents, drawings, manuals, pictures, training videos, and test reports
- Ability to instantly alert supervisors and inspectors about abnormal inspection results and work order situations with pictures
- Ability to perform schedule replication based on the frequency of inspection for any equipment for any inspection type
- A Dashboard display with ability to retrieve all asset related inspection and maintenance data with informative performance metrics
- Ability to print 20+ pre-defined reports with added capability to export all asset data and inspection results to Excel and PDF formats
- Intuitive User Interface with minimal time required for technician and supervisory training
- Designed to operate with or without Internet (offline version available) on laptops, iPad, tablets, and smartphones.
- GIS-enabled (ESRI, Google, or Bing maps) for asset and vegetation management outside the fence such as line devices, poles, vaults, pad-mounted transformers etc.
- Ability to create and follow safety and major maintenance on-line procedures based on proven or NERC-compliant practices
- Ability to interface with utility’s in-house systems to for synchronizing data such as WOs, GIS data, budget amounts, etc.
SMART featured in leading T&D World magazines multiple times
In its search for innovative software solutions, PEC (People’s Electric Cooperative) was introduced to a powerful inspection and asset management software called Substation Maintenance & Asset Reliability Tracking (SMART), designed and created by MinMax Technologies. PEC learned that MinMax has worked with EPRI member utilities and is known for its commitment to project success.