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The High Powered Omicron CMC 356 Relay Test Set is Available for Rent From Protec

by Protec Tech Team January 02, 2019

With the critical role that protective relays play in arresting and isolating electrical faults, it is extremely important to know that they are operating in concert with their design and intent. The unplanned downtime and damages associated with the mis-operation of protective devices during fault conditions can be incredibly detrimental.  Regular maintenance testing allows the discovery and resolution of such issues before they are able to escalate into very costly problems.

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Complete Underground Cable Fault Troubleshooting with The Fault Wizard

by Protec Tech Team January 02, 2019

The Fault Wizard from Innovative Utility Products is a versatile and portable fault locator that uses arc reflection technology. It helps to localize faults in direct buried cables and display the distance to the faulted portion of the cabling. It also has other features that help make troubleshooting underground cable fast and easy.

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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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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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Test High Capacitance Components with the Doble Type C Resonating Inductor

by Protec Tech Team October 03, 2018

Capacitance and Dissipation Factor (C&DF) test equipment can sometimes be limited by their power supply when testing highly capacitive objects.  An example of power system apparatus that might fall into this category would include large motors, generators or  cabling.  Test specimens that have a characteristically higher capacitance value will sometimes achieve a maximum output current from the test equipment at less than the desired test voltage.  By appropriately positioning a resonating inductor that is adjusted to resonate with the capacitance of the test object, the range of charging current from the test equipment can effectively be extended to accommodate testing of more capacitive test objects.

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Rent the Iris Power RIV800 for Rotor-in-Place Generator Inspection

by Protec Tech Team September 13, 2018

The magnetically supported Iris Power RIV800 Robotic Camera Inspection Vehicle has been developed to provide an automated scanning method for the ELCID stator core interlaminar insulation test equipment.

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The Vehicle allows scanning of the stator core of a generator or large motor, in order to test the integrity of the stator lamination insulation more efficiently. The equipment can also be adapted to carry other lightweight attachments for stator inspection including the mini-camera or wedge tightness probe. A single control unit is used to provide power and control to the vehicle and camera module.

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The Advantages of VLF Hipot Testing of Cables

by Protec Tech Team September 07, 2018

Engineers prefer to test electric cables using very low frequency or VLF Hipot testing because of its safety and simplicity. This diagnostic test checks if the cable is still capable of withstanding the electricity passing through it. A test voltage of slightly higher than the cable's rating is applied and held for a specified time depending on the purpose for which the test is being performed. If the cable is bad, the defects in the cable will further deteriorate to the point of failure.

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Cooper KMET45811 and DC NOVA MET Adaptors Offered for Rent from Protec

by Protec Tech Team August 29, 2018

Cooper Power Systems KMET45811 Triple / Single Adaptor

The KMET45811 allows the Cooper Power Systems Type MET Electronic Recloser Control Tester to be utilized for testing Triple/Single Recloser Controls.

With Amphenol plugs to simplify connections, the KMET45811 provides visual open/close indication independently per phase.

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Protec Adds Phenix 6CP100/50-10 AC Dielectric Test Set to Rental Stock

by Protec Tech Team August 20, 2018

The Phenix Technologies 6CP100/50-10 AC Dielectric Test Set is a portable, rugged AC high voltage test set ideally suited for use in the field or in the laboratory. The 6CP100 offers a complete test system in a mobile package and utilizes a combination control and regulator enclosure and a separate high voltage section.

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The system is equipped with advanced digital metering, and control and protection devices which are easy to use and provide all the necessary information to safely operate the system.

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Rent the HV Diagnostics HVA45TD VLF DC High Voltage Test Set Today

by Protec Tech Team August 20, 2018

The HV Diagnostics HVA45TD VLF High Voltage Test Instrument is a universal high voltage diagnostic testing system that features 45kV peak output and integrated Tan Delta (TD).

Fully compliant with the IEEE400.2, IEC 60502, CENELEC HD620/621 guides and standards, and at only 86 lbs/39kbs the HVA45TD is very portable, housed in a rugged IP67 case. With a high-test capacity of 10uF, there are very few loads or cables this test set cannot test.

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Protec Offers the Iris Power Stator Wedge Analyzer (SWA) for Rent

by Protec Tech Team August 13, 2018

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.Contact Us Now

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