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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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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