Improved System Reliability:
Knowing a cable system’s weaknesses enables owners, asset managers and reliability engineers to be proactive in finding and fixing problems before they cause outages. Data acquisition:
Measurements with cable in normal service, no over-voltages
No outages or switching operations
Cable life totally unaffected, guaranteed non-destructive Safety:
No disconnections required of terminations, no exposure to hot parts Speed:
On-line data acquisition performed within 10 minutes per feeder cable Application:
Applicable to all types – PE, XLPE, EPR, PILC and other power cables operating at all voltages - 5kV to 345kV including mixed services. Analysing and report:
Condition Assessment involves not only testing for partial discharge, but includes measurement of other aging related induced signals. The Lab analyses the data in the frequency and time domain. A detailed report with findings and recommendations will be forwarded to the customer. Benefits:
Eliminate downtime and potential damage to existing cable systems.
Prioritise capital expenditures by identifying cables for repair, treatment or replacement.
Increase customer satisfaction by finding incipient faults before they become outages.