A ground is a crucial component in any electrical system. It routes electricity to the Earth when electrical insulation fails. Ultimately, it provides a definitive path in theses instances and prevents the electrical path from including anyone or anything else. Additionally, enclosures for electrical apparatus as well as radial conductors for cabling are often grounded in order to provide shielding from electrical noise or radiated interference.
Power factor testing is a diagnostic test that is commonly performed to quantify and trend characteristics of electrical insulation. A regular testing and maintenance program that includes power factor testing can aid in determining the health of electrical insulation as well as where it is in its life cycle and how to plan for taking it out of service.
If your electrical system contains circuit breakers that are controlled by GE MicroVersa Trip Solid State Trip devices, electrical operational testing can easily be performed using the General Electric TVTS1 Secondary Injection Test Set which has features to effectively test these breakers.