Beyond Monitoring

  Omicron is a global player serving the electrical power industry with innovative testing and diagnostic solutions. Having opened its first office in India in 2007, the company has created a significant footprint in the domain. In an interview with Subhajit Roy, Bill Kibart, Regional Sales Manager – Middle East and South Asia (MESA), Omicron Electronics talks about the company’s position in India and the new product launch.
Bill, as you take care of regional sales, how do you look at the Indian market? How significant is the Indian market for your business?The Indian market is extremely significant for Omicron’s global business. In terms of turnover, our Indian business is the third largest after the USA and Germany. During the past 2 – 3 years, our sales volume and turnover in India has grown substantially with a double digit growth.
With a double-digit growth y-o-y, where do you wish to see Omicron India in the next 5 years?We already consider ourselves a leader in terms of imported equipment and we would like to build on our leadership position. In terms of its recent growth and potential, India is the most significant market in Omicron’s global business.
Indian government is giving increasing emphasis on “Make in India” initiative. Would you also like to create your manufacturing base here?At this stage we do not have a manufacturing footprint in India. However, we do support local employment and encourage local involvement in our service centre and provide services beyond the product. We have a team of people who are technically competent and who can take the product to the customers, to show them how to use it effectively. We have good training facilities and provide services in terms of repairs and calibration.
Which are the areas where Omicron can lead in Indian market?Our core areas are in the testing and diagnosis of power systems so we are very much building on the test equipment segment. We are moving into different fields; we started with protection relays, then moved into transformers and now starting to look more and more in to rotating machines. We also moved from purely testing to online monitoring. Through preventive monitoring, costly failures can be reduced for example in the case of rotating machines in a power station.
Do you have any solution for smart grids?One of our great emphases over the past few years has been on digital communication between our equipment and the networks in substations. We have protocols included in our equipment that enable interfaces with the smart grid. So we are already able to test equipment implemented in the smart grid infrastructure.
Did you launch any product at ELECRAMA? We launched a new product in our on-line monitoring segment. The product named ‘MONGEMO’ is a permanent on-line partial discharge monitoring system for power generators and electrical motors. MONGEMO is very useful for power stations as it enables condition assessment to prevent machine failure.
———————————Omicron’s newly launched on-line PD monitoring system MONGEMO is very useful for power stations as it enables complete condition assessment that prevents machine failure.
Bill Kibart, Regional Sales Manager – Middle East and South Asia (MESA), OMICRON electronics

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Beyond Monitoring

  Omicron is a global player serving the electrical power industry with innovative testing and diagnostic solutions. Having opened its first office in India in 2007, the company has created a significant footprint in the domain. In an interview with Subhajit Roy, Bill Kibart, Regional Sales Manager – Middle East and South Asia (MESA), Omicron Electronics talks about the company’s position in India and the new product launch.
Bill, as you take care of regional sales, how do you look at the Indian market? How significant is the Indian market for your business?The Indian market is extremely significant for Omicron’s global business. In terms of turnover, our Indian business is the third largest after the USA and Germany. During the past 2 – 3 years, our sales volume and turnover in India has grown substantially with a double digit growth.
With a double-digit growth y-o-y, where do you wish to see Omicron India in the next 5 years?We already consider ourselves a leader in terms of imported equipment and we would like to build on our leadership position. In terms of its recent growth and potential, India is the most significant market in Omicron’s global business.
Indian government is giving increasing emphasis on “Make in India” initiative. Would you also like to create your manufacturing base here?At this stage we do not have a manufacturing footprint in India. However, we do support local employment and encourage local involvement in our service centre and provide services beyond the product. We have a team of people who are technically competent and who can take the product to the customers, to show them how to use it effectively. We have good training facilities and provide services in terms of repairs and calibration.
Which are the areas where Omicron can lead in Indian market?Our core areas are in the testing and diagnosis of power systems so we are very much building on the test equipment segment. We are moving into different fields; we started with protection relays, then moved into transformers and now starting to look more and more in to rotating machines. We also moved from purely testing to online monitoring. Through preventive monitoring, costly failures can be reduced for example in the case of rotating machines in a power station.
Do you have any solution for smart grids?One of our great emphases over the past few years has been on digital communication between our equipment and the networks in substations. We have protocols included in our equipment that enable interfaces with the smart grid. So we are already able to test equipment implemented in the smart grid infrastructure.
Did you launch any product at ELECRAMA? We launched a new product in our on-line monitoring segment. The product named ‘MONGEMO’ is a permanent on-line partial discharge monitoring system for power generators and electrical motors. MONGEMO is very useful for power stations as it enables condition assessment to prevent machine failure.
———————————Omicron’s newly launched on-line PD monitoring system MONGEMO is very useful for power stations as it enables complete condition assessment that prevents machine failure.
Bill Kibart, Regional Sales Manager – Middle East and South Asia (MESA), OMICRON electronics

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