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Secondary Injection Test Kit by Siemens

by Protec Tech Team December 11, 2018

When it comes to inspecting and maintaining protective relays and circuit breakers, the secondary injection test kit is the go-to piece of electrical test equipment that every tech and field worker needs.

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Test Transformers Easily with the M5400 SFRA from Doble Test Equipment

by Protec Tech Team December 11, 2018

When transformers experience physical impacts or sudden changes in the electrical system that cause movement of the physical components, it is helpful to know if these events have had permanent impacts on the internal geometry of the transformer.  This can be particularly difficult in liquid filled transformers without going through the time and very costly expense of de-tanking the transformer.  However, the application of Sweep Frequency Response Analysis, allows for a highly sensitive measurement to physical changes of the internal workings of the transformer without having to without having to visually inspect the inner workings of the transformer. 

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Rent the Cooper VFI Vacuum Fault Interrupter Tester

by Protec Tech Team November 28, 2018

The Cooper VFI Vacuum Fault Interrupter Tester is a current injection device designed to simulate Fault Current for verification of minimum trip values and time current characteristics of Tri-Phase and TPG electronic control boards utilized in VFI pad-mounted switchgear.

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Three internal flux-shift trippers enable confirmation of the presence of sufficient levels of energy upon the control board for operation of pad-mounted VFI flux-shift trippers. The on-board flux-shift trippers also enable self-checking of the VFI tester prior to general control testing. Further flux-shift tripper capability enables verification of operation of the flux-shift trippers within the VFI unit under test, external to the Cooper VFI tester.

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HV Diagnostics EZ-Cable ID Now Part of Protec's Rental Inventory

by Protec Tech Team November 28, 2018

The HV Diagnostics EZ-Cable ID Test Instrument allows electrical testing personnel to accurately and effectively identify either one or three cables or cores anywhere along the length of the cable in one identification process. This can be done on both single phase and three phase networks. In addition to identifying the correct cable and phase, the resultant current and frequency in a cable can also be measured by the instrument.

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The test set consists of 3 main items: A receive (Rx), transmitter (Tx), and inductive clamp/s, all housed in a rugged, injection molded carrying case. The instrument is extremely easy to use and can be powered by either the internal battery, AC mains or from an auxiliary 12V DC supply. The receiver has a backlit LCD display, is battery operated, housed in a rugged, rubber holster and has a flexible pickup coil to easily wrap around cables.

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Rent the Megger SMRT46 Multi-Phase Relay Test System from Protec Today

by Protec Tech Team November 16, 2018

The Megger SMRT46 Multi-Phase Relay Test System is a multipurpose, light-weight, field portable test set capable of testing a wide variety of electro-mechanical, solid-state and microprocessor-based protective relays, motor overload relays and similar protective devices.

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The ABB SACE PRO10/T Secondary Injection Test Set

by Protec Tech Team November 15, 2018

Circuit breakers should be tested on regular intervals to mitigate the risk of failure. A faulty breaker can cause a lot of problems if a fault condition were to occur. It is a good idea to have reliable tools that can thoroughly test the circuit breakers to avoid problems in the electrical system. One of the tools that offers complete diagnostic features for secondary injection testing of circuit breakers is the ABB PR010/T Secondary Injection Test Set.

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Testing Insulation Resistance Using Megger Test Equipment

by Protec Tech Team November 14, 2018

Insulation plays a very important role in an electrical system. Without electrical insulation, the electricity flowing in the conductors is exposed to short circuit to other conductors or create the risk of electrocution to personnel. It is important to always check the integrity of insulation to ensure the safety and reliability.

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The Importance of a Digital Low Resistance Ohmmeter

by Protec Tech Team October 31, 2018

Low resistance measurements are a valuable part of electrical system reliability. This type of testing helps to identify high impedance electrical connections that can result in excess heating, losses and potentially failure of power system components. 

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What's the Purpose of Low Resistance Testing With the Megger DLRO 600?

by Protec Tech Team October 29, 2018

What's the purpose of Low Resistance testing?

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For Line Isolation Monitoring and GFCI Testing Rent the Bender LT3000

by Protec Tech Team October 24, 2018

Often, the breakdown of unsuspecting components can trigger failures and result in hazardous conditions to patients, doctors, medical personnel and facility devices.

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Breaking Down a Cable Fault with Capacitive Discharge (“Thumping”)

by Protec Tech Team October 24, 2018

The capacitor discharge technique is performed with a surge generator, nicknamed “thumper.”  This device converts line power into high voltage, unidirectional, impulses that are transmitted into a faulted power cable. A simplified circuit of a surge generator connected to a faulted cable is shown in Figure 1.

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The M4100 Doble Power Factor Test Set

by Protec Tech Team October 11, 2018

Testing the effectiveness of electrical insulators can be done using Power factor testing. This test applies to medium and high voltage equipment such as transformers, oil filled capacitors, motors, bushings or any electrical device with an insulator. Doble Engineering is one of the leading manufacturers of Power factor testers. One popular tester is the Doble M4000 M4100 Power Factor Insulation Analyzer.

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