Partial Discharge

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Energized Medium & High Voltage Cable Testing

Transworld Electric offers Partial Discharge Testing in South Carolina. Click the contact form to get started. 

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Formerly, reliable results required de-energizing and grounding the system, then disconnecting primary feed cables, all of which takes time:

•  Traditional “Hi-Pot” testing could cause damage and extend an outage
•  VLF – Very Low Frequency is the alternative method but still requires an outage
and over-voltage could cause damage and extend an outage
•  Avoid the costs and risks of older technology by utilizing online PD-testing.

ONLINE NON-DESTRUCTIVE PARTIAL DISCHARGE TESTING

ONLINE NON-DESTRUCTIVE PARTIAL DISCHARGE TESTING

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• Data acquisition without shutdown at operating voltage
• Signal analyses & pattern recognition at high frequencies determine defect type
• Measures both pre-discharge and partial discharge
• Evaluate age* differences between sections of cable
* age is not chronological age but accounts for duty use

Results: Accurate CapEx planning by ranking sections from 1-5

1. A-OK, no worries …………………………………Retest every 3rd year

2. < 5% chance of failure within 2 years ……….Retest every 2nd year

3. 18% chance of failure within 2 years ……….Retest every 2nd year

4. 34% chance of failure within 2 years ……….Plan replacement soon

5. 89% chance of failure within 2 years ……….Plan replacement now

Energized Medium & High Voltage Cable Testing

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