May 30, 2018
The 2018 “Special Edition: Locate” issue of Damage Prevention Professional showcases how utilities are “Preventing Damages by Using Predictive Analytics”. The 2016 DIRT report clearly shows that the percent of excavation damages caused by no notification continues to decrease. Utilities are now looking for ways to continue to drive down those numbers.
A predictive analytics engine uses statistics gathered from historic locate requests and damage records to predict the probability of damage on a new locate request. Opvantek’s Predictive Analytics solution: Optimain xDR in conjunction with USIC’s Ticket Risk Assessment program, is successfully assisting National Grid in lowering damage rates (New York Territories). Read the full story here: https://bit.ly/2ENbdw9