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Testing wind turbine lightning protection
The most significant danger facing wind turbines is damage from lightning strikes. Lightning faults cause more loss in wind turbine availability and production than the average fault. The number of failures due to lightning strikes is known to increase with tower height and a growing number of studies speculate that rotating wind turbines may be more susceptible to lightning strikes than stationary structures.
Published: 12 June 2018
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5 kV and 10 kV Insulation tester lead sets
Megger provide a range of lead sets and clips of different sizes and electrical characteristics for use with Megger 5 kV and 10 kV insulation resistance testers, enabling the user to choose the most applicable lead set for the work in hand.
Published: 23 May 2018
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Determining harmonic direction
 Harmonics are caused by non-linear loads. Linear loads draw a linear current that follows the changing voltage of the AC waveform. Non-linear loads draw current pulses periodically, which creates distorted waveforms.
Published: 21 May 2018
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DCM305E Earth Leakage Clamp Meter
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Times} span.s1 {font: 10.0px Helvetica} Since there is no such thing as perfect insulation, if any conductor is raised to a potential above that of earth some current is bound to flow to earth from that conductor. The amount of current that flows is dependent on:Voltage on the conductorThe capacitive reactance between the conductor and earthResistance between conductor and earthCurrents that flow to earth are called leakage currents and are usually very small values, typically < 1 mA. However the amount of current that is required to cause distress or harm to a human being or animal is also small, these currents must be limited by circuit design to safe values.If this is not possible, then a 30 mA RCD (residual current device) or 30 mA RCBO (residual current device with overload protection) should be fitted for personal protection.
Published: 18 May 2018
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Testing appliances with long power cords
When testing appliances with long power cords, usually longer than 5m, it can be necessary to allow for the additional cord resistance. Most modern Portable Appliance Testers have pre programmed pass limits. These are based on the limits specified in the Code of Practise for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment. However, the true pass limit depends on the appliance to be tested. The pre-programmed limit may not be suitable for all appliances. Moving the goal posts can be justified in particular circumstances when a test initially fails.
Published: 8 March 2018
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Measuring current on a CT secondary circuit
In some cases, measuring actual current on the primary conductor is not possible and the user may have to measure current on the secondary circuit of a CT. In this case, the MPQ can be programmed to display the actual primary current values instead of the current measured on the CT secondary circuit. This is done by following the steps given below.
Published: 5 January 2018
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Measuring operational low voltage networks
Low voltage cable faults are often unstable, so they can only be located when the cable is conducting live voltage. Testing under these conditions is extremely hazardous, so separations filters, as well as constructional safety methods, should be employed at all times.
Published: 18 December 2017
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Low voltage network structures
Low voltage networks are a huge national investment, under daily pressure to give out power for hours at a time to a plethora of electrical appliances. It is therefore essential that their cables and transformers are tested often to prevent outage. To effectively test the components in low voltage networks, it’s important to know the different types of systems within them and how they are structured.
Published: 18 December 2017
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Intro to fault location in low voltage networks
Fault occurrences in medium voltage networks are usually covered by redundancy in the system which, with appropriate switching, usually ensures a relatively uninterrupted continuation of the supply for the customer. A lengthy wait until the fault can be corrected only results in the increased risk of a second failure in this area, creating a customer outage that cannot be restored by switching.
Published: 18 December 2017
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Examples of fault location
In branched low voltage networks, low-resistance faults, interruptions and large changes in impedance can only be located by comparing fault-free and defective cores.
Published: 18 December 2017
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