Electrical Equipment Inspection

Electrical Equipment Inspection

This service involves the testing and diagnosis, condition-based maintenance (CBM), predictive maintenance and commissioning services for all types of electrical installations and equipment (low-, medium- and high-voltage), including transformers, motors, generators, cables, earthed systems and rotating equipments. The testing of electrical equipment helps to determine its condition, so avoiding service failures and unnecessary preventive action.

An electrical inspection refers to the thorough checkup of the electrical connections and wiring installed in your institute and to ensure adequate functioning. Many institutes ignore the precautionary measures that have been detailed in different policies, for different electrical installations.

Furthermore an authorized person in the name of an electrical engineer is appointed who is responsible for checking and maintaining electrical connections that are in connection with the local municipal and government laws and the requirements in the area. To highlight the importance of electrical inspection we need to understand.

The aim of this service is aimed at power utilities (transmission, distribution and generation), electrical engineering companies and any company that owns industrial electrical equipment that needs to be validated during commissioning, before start-up, or once in service, whether for regular or statutory inspections.

Through a wide range of different testing techniques, we are able to provide top-rate optimisation management for any electrical installation during its useful life, including consultancy on inspection and maintenance plans and root-cause failure analysis.

Our services include:

Transformers: overall insulation; bushing insulation; turns ratio (at 10kV); excitation; winding resistance; FRA; leakage reactance; FDS; and dynamic resistance

Motors/generators: resistance, polarisation index, current absorption/reabsorption; power factor and capacity; online and offline partial discharges

Circuit breakers: passive contact resistance; switch operation times; lengthwise and crosswise synchronism; travel graphics; coil consumption; power reset time; SF6 pressure; and vacuum insulation

GIS: partial discharge detection

Cables: location of faults in cover or insulation; withstand voltage testing (surge); power factor and capacitance in MV cables; partial discharge detection in MV cables; cover tests; screen continuity and resistance; and layout of underground lines

Thermography Testing: inspection of electrical installations from low voltage to 400kV

Insulating Oil Analysis (transformers): physicochemical (Oil condition); DGA (gases resulting from internal faults); furanic compounds (remaining-life assessment); and other analysis (PCBs, corrosive sulphur, etc.)

Electrical Protection Systems: review of project engineering; verification of instrument transformers; checking of VAC and VCC power supplies; checking of control and signalling circuits; verification of electrical protection and related circuits; automated and remote-control dispatch testing; and predictive maintenance

Rotating-Equipment Vibration Analysis: study of global vibration value trends for detecting mechanical failures and/or failures in any rotary unit and assessing their severity; and analysis of vibrations in the frequency domain for diagnosis of the anomaly and its origin

Others: assessment of the condition of HV equipment: surge arresters, capacitors, CTs and PT, earthing systems, etc.

We have more than 16 years’ experience in the testing and diagnosis of electrical equipment with proven results.
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