When it Comes to Partial Discharge Testing, Protec Has What You Need

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POSTED BY Protec Tech Team

PMDT PDetector Handheld Partial Discharge DetectorPartial Discharge (PD) occurs when electrical discharges take place inside medium and high voltage insulation due to imperfections in the system (flaws, cracks, voids, irregularities).

These weaknesses create voltage stresses and cause eventual failure of the insulation characterized by small but detectable releases of energy or PD.

Types of equipment subject to Partial Discharge:

  • Bushings
  • Cables 
  • Capacitors
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Generators
  • Instrument Transformers (CT’s, PT’s)
  • Insulators
  • Motors
  • Surge Arrestors
  • Switchgear
  • Transformers

Data acquired through PD Testing and Monitoring provides important information on the quality of insulation, and its impact on the overall condition of equipment.

Since PD activity is frequently present well before insulation failure, it can be monitored over time, and repair or replacement of the asset can be done as necessary.

Protec carries a full line of PD equipment, available for rent today

Related electrical test equipment available for rent from Protec:

EA Technology UltraTEV Plus+ Partial Discharge Detector

Omicron OMS 605 Portable Partial Discharge (PD) Monitoring System

PMDT PDetector Handheld Partial Discharge Detector

This electrical test equipment is available for rent, lease, or purchase from Protec Equipment Resources. We are here to help you with your testing equipment needs.

Protec's Calibration Lab offers accurate and affordable calibration services for all makes and models of electrical test and measurement equipment. Contact us today for a quote.

 

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