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The Importance and Benefits of Portable Testing
A Portable Appliance Tester (PAT) is an instrument that is dedicated solely to the safety testing of portable electrical equipment in accordance with recognized national and local standards. Depending on locale, these standards may have been enacted into law. They may be requirements of specific industries or trade organizations, or just a good idea. In many cases, manufacturers of electrical consumer products who wish to export to foreign markets will be required, sometimes by national law, to assure the products have been safety tested. If testing is performed at time of manufacture, it will save money, aggravation and ill will that could result from having the products fail in the destination country. 
Published: 27 March 2018
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Continuity and Low Resistance Testing
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Times; color: #e12000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Times; color: #797979} span.s1 {font: 12.0px Times; color: #797979} No electrical test is simpler...and few more commonly employed…than the continuity test. This simple test is a ubiquitous option on multimeters (DMMs) and insulation testers. It is simple to perform; connect two leads across opposite ends of the test item (IUT), press the test button, and within seconds you have the resistance reading. Low is good, high is bad. It’s so simple and easy that it is readily applied to testing situations that require a more rigorous performance from the test instrument. This article will examine the parameters that determine the separation between the types of instrumentation.
Published: 6 March 2018
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Pre-locating faults with alternative method to arc reflection
While the share of installed cables without a jacket generally continues to decrease, the unjacketed cables that remain continue to age. As they do so, it is increasingly likely that a fault will develop on these cables. It can be particularly troublesome to locate faults on unjacketed cables as normal Time Domain Reflectometry, or radar, based fault location techniques often do not work, due to the corrosion of the neutral wires. While there is no guaranteed action that would result in locating the fault, this paper will outline some advanced methods, based on field experience, that can help when locating these types of faults. This paper was an article presented at NETA in 2017 and will discuss the Impulse Current method, which does not rely on the neutral wires being intact, in both a theoretical and practical light. 
Published: 14 February 2018
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Power transformer demagnetisation
Abstract-Switching operations and direct current applied during routine testing procedures of static winding resistance measurement leave residual magnetization in the core and/or fully saturate the core of the transformer.
Published: 22 November 2017
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Oil-paper insulation voltage dependency during frequency response analysis
Dielectric Frequency Response, DFR is the extension of power factor testing except that the measurement is performed from 1 kHz down to typically 1 mHz. It is a very useful tool for evaluating the moisture content in solid insulation of HV and EHV components such as power transformers, bushings, instrument transformers and PILC cables.
Published: 20 September 2017
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Effects of Low Resistance Measurement Instruments on Protection and Control Devices
This paper will provide an insight into the factors that can go wrong during micro ohm measurements and how to prevent those using a proactive approach.
Published: 9 August 2017
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Offline PD diagnostics using several excitation voltages
Diagnostics on both MV and HV cables is used as part of commissioning tests to check the quality of workmanship of newly installed cables and accessories. This paper goes into detail to all available excitation voltages for offline PD diagnostics.
Published: 1 June 2017
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Best practices for offline diagnosis of medium voltage cables
The continuously increasing installation complexity for medium voltage power cables, results in many weak spots and therewith cable failures due to bad workmanship. This is mainly caused by the large variety of cable accessories as well as the reduction in insulation thickness and therewith in the margin of error throughout the entire cable installation process. The necessity for both commissioning testing of new cables as well as diagnostic measurements as part of a condition based maintenance is just a logical given fact. Nowadays cable testing as well as condition monitoring are well proven measurement methods for MV power cables which are guided by IEEE 400 [1] and IEC 60502-2 [2] standards.
Published: 1 June 2017
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UHF PD-Diagnosis at high voltage cable terminations – International case studies
Different partial discharge defects show a different distribution in the frequency spectrum. These typical characteristics could be used in combination with the appropriate phase resolved partial discharge pattern for the analysis of partial discharge defects. The classification of the partial discharges allows an assessment of the defects in terms of its criticality.
Published: 1 June 2017
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Individual temperature correction (ITC) for insulation resistance measurements
The value of insulation resistance (IR) is strongly affected by the temperature of the material. However, in most cases IR measurements are done at the operating temperature of the given device. For this reason temperature correction is required to ensure that meaningful conclusions can be drawn from the measured values of IR
Published: 31 May 2017
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