When stator wedges are loose, this allows stator coils or bars to vibrate in the slot, leading to insulation abrasion and eventually a ground fault. Stator wedges are traditionally tested for tightness by tapping them with a hammer and listening to the sound produced. This method is slow and prone to inconsistency. Electronic evaluation of wedge tightness is faster, more accurate and provides more consistent results.READ MORE >>
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Time domain reflectometers are tools that can help make cable troubleshooting faster and easier. Instead of spending time and effort finding faults manually, these devices can localize the fault within seconds. These testers are especially valuable on cable installations that are several miles long. They are not only suitable for cable fault location in electrical systems but also in telecommunications, television and computer network facilities.READ MORE >>
Relays play a critical role in the protection of electrical power systems. They are used to monitor and control the operation of power system components. For example, if a protective relay were to senses a fault condition, it could tell a circuit breaker or some other protective device to open and thereby isolate the faulted portion of the circuit.READ MORE >>
Hipot testing is a stress test to determine the reliability of insulators and helps identify bad components. There are different high potential testing technologies available and it is important to understand the proper use of each. Using the wrong method can degrade or even cause an electrical component to fail.READ MORE >>
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High potential testing is conducted to determine if the cables can withstand normal operating voltages as well as over voltage conditions. There are specific tests suitable for field-aged cables as well as for newly installed cables. It is important to conduct the appropriate test in order to obtain as much information regarding the electrical health of the insulation without imposing detrimental effects in the process. Improper testing can lead to unexpected expenses and delays.