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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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Locating Faults on Low Voltage and Pilot Cables

by Protec Tech Team September 07, 2018

In past blogs we discussed methods for localizing and pinpointing faults on medium and high voltage electric power cables.  These methods focused on the use of high voltage surge generators (thumpers), high voltage radar techniques (arc reflection) plus electromagnetic and acoustic pinpointing.  These techniques work well for medium and high resistance faults on shielded cable structures, but do not lend themselves to low voltage cables or pilot cables (signal and control lines). 

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For Low Current Measurement, Rent the Fluke i40s-EL and Fluke 1736

by Protec Tech Team August 29, 2018

Used with the Fluke 1736 Power Quality Analyzer, the Fluke i40s-EL 3pk Clamp-on Current Transformer is used for low current measurement; suitable for making measurements up to 40A, and also measures accurately on 1A and 5A secondary current transformers.

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The i40s-EL jaw is capable of being clamped on current conductors up to 15mm in diameter.

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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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For Comprehensive Inspections Rent the FLIR T530 Thermal Camera

by Protec Tech Team August 13, 2018

The FLIR T530 Professional Thermal Camera is designed to support advanced thermographers and IR service consultants in the power generation, electrical distribution, and manufacturing industries by focusing on resolution, speed, and ergonomics.

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With the 180° rotating optical block, vibrant LCD display, and streamlined form factor, the FLIR T530 offers inspectors the necessary tools to support comprehensive inspections in challenging conditions, especially when equipment is difficult to access.

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DC Tests for Circuit Breakers

by Protec Tech Team July 25, 2018

Circuit breakers are used everywhere – in our homes, offices, and electric facilities. The degradation of the electrical insulation that is an integral component of these protective devices, can be influenced from both environmental and operational stresses. Additionally, oxidation and ware of circuit breaker contacts can lead to relatively high resistance connections and overheating of the circuit breaker.  In the worst case, contacts can become welded together, thereby defeating the protective intent of the circuit breaker. This is why it is important to utilize the proper electrical test equipment when testing, to ensure that the circuit breaker is properly fulfilling its intended purpose. 

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Test SACE Circuit Breakers with the ABB PRO 10/T Secondary Injection Test Kit

by Protec Tech Team July 25, 2018

Low voltage molded case circuit breakers like the microprocessor-based SACE are often installed as protection devices for motors in industrial and commercial facilities. It is important to regularly check the condition of these devices because of the critical role that they have in protecting the electrical circuits that they are tasked with monitoring.

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Rent the SKF Baker PP30, Extend the Testing Voltage Range of AWA-IV/12

by Protec Tech Team July 16, 2018

When coupled with SKF (Baker) 12kV Static Motor Analyzer AWA-IV/12  , the SKF Baker PP30 Power Pack extends the insulation testing voltage range.  The PP30 is ideal for use in manufacturing, predictive maintenance, motor rewind and repair settings. 

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