Substation Test Equipment

We stock the leading brands in substation testing equipment, such as BAUR, Megger (Programma) & EA Technology – Partial Discharge Testing, Low Resistance Testing, Oil Testing, Primary Injection Testing, Protection Relay (Secondary Injection) Test Kits, Circuit Breaker Testing, Battery Testing, Earth Testing, High Voltage Detectors and High Voltage Testing.  

Testing Substation and Electrical Equipment

Electrical substations are complex systems with many different pieces of equipment and component parts, all of which must work together in order for the substation to function properly. Because of this complexity, it’s important that your electrical substation equipment is well-tested before it goes into service and during use. Testing ensures that critical systems are operational when needed, reducing the risk of outages and service disruptions as well as a loss of production. Testing substation and electrical equipment also helps to prevent fires, explosions, personal injury or loss of life due to electricity overloads, arcing faults, exposed conditions, connection failures or other dangers. It is important that you make sure your tests are thorough enough to ensure the substation meets all industry standards.

Electrical Safety Tests

When testing your electrical substation, you may want to perform a number of electrical safety tests to ensure your system is safe to operate. One such test is a high-impedance leakage current test, which uses a measuring device to test the insulation and the resistance of your substation equipment. This test is meant to prevent faults in the electrical system that might cause fires or injuries, as well as to ensure that all current flow is at a safe level. You can also test the insulation resistance of transformers to make sure they are within specified tolerances. This will ensure the substation is safe to operate. Circuit Breaker Testing plays a critical role in ensuring the safety and reliability of this critical connection in the power asset chain. Earth testing is meant to detect any current flow into ground, which could be caused by improperly wired equipment or a dangerous situation that could lead to injuries or death.

Partial Discharge Testing Service

Partial discharge (PD) testing is a critical safety test that helps reduce the risk of fire and equipment damage due to high-voltage electrical discharges. This test measures the level of PDs or small electrical discharges in the substation equipment, such as transformers, circuit breakers, and bus bars. PDs are caused by faults in the system, and they can damage equipment and cause outages. However, a PD test can help you to determine the level of PDs in your circuit breakers, transformers and other equipment. With this information, you can then schedule maintenance and repairs as needed. This can help to prevent dangerous outages and reduce the risk of fire due to PDs in your equipment. PD testing can also help you to identify the location of PDs within your equipment, which can help you to repair the problems causing the discharges and avoid future problems. This can be especially helpful with large equipment, such as transformers since they’re not easy to get inside. A PD test can help you find the problems inside these large pieces of equipment and repair them.

Insulating Oil Analysis Testing

Insulating oil analysis testing is used to examine the quality and condition of the insulating oil used in electrical equipment, such as wet transformers, circuit breakers, and voltage regulators. The oil acts as a dielectric in the equipment, helping to prevent electrical discharges and other problems that could cause equipment damage and failure. The oil must be of good quality and properly maintained to perform at its best. Oil analysis testing can help you to identify problems with the oil, such as excessive contamination or breakdown, which could cause a failure of your equipment. This testing can also help you to identify problems with the equipment itself, such as cracks or leaks, which could also lead to equipment failure. If you have special requirements for your insulating oil, such as a specific grade or type, you may want to include those specifications in your testing. This can help to ensure that you are getting the level of quality you need from your oil.