OMICRON – Your partner for a reliable energy supply in your industrial enterprise
You have to make sure that there are no interruptions to the power supply for your industrial enterprise, thereby helping to avoid production outages. We would like to assist you. We have more than 25 years of experience in supplying electrical energy. We are happy to pass this experience on – with testing solutions, training, and services for you.
Below is an overview of our solutions for industrial undertakings.
SAFETY FIRST – Your safety is very important to us
We have adapted the safety procedures of our test sets to the needs of our customers, in accordance with current safety regulations. Our defined test procedures and automated processes help prevent mistakes and we use the latest technology to ensure maximum safety, such as the fiber optic cables in our MPD test system. We are constantly simplifying our test setups, to make operations as safe as possible. Safety always requires good communication, which is why all of our manuals and training content are available in your mother tongue.
Asset management – Data management for your equipment
It is important to keep an eye on every piece of equipment to ensure a reliable energy supply. Our asset management solutions help you do this. We think it is important that employees in the installations also have easy-to-use control software, so that they can enter their on-site findings into the system. Clear evaluations are helpful for making decisions about equipment and personnel planning.
Partial discharge measurement & monitoring
Partial discharge measurement technology is ideal for providing a detailed assessment of the insulation in different types of equipment. It allows switchgears, transformers, rotating machines, and cables to be subjected to in-depth testing during commissioning and maintenance.
Diagnostics & monitoring for motors & generators
There are medium-voltage machines such as generators and motors in many industrial enterprises. These machines are often an essential part of the production chain. Which makes it all the more important to ensure that the equipment is in good condition. We provide various testing and diagnostic options for creating informative assessments.
When it comes to the testing and diagnostics of transformers, we have the best testing solutions for anything from simple distribution transformers to power transformers. We provide common electrical tests, loss/power factor measurements, partial discharge analysis, and frequency response analysis, as well as analysis of the dielectric response. Our new solution for dry-type transformer diagnostics allows us to obtain an informative diagnosis of your transformer’s condition.
Cables are the transfer medium for electrical energy in industrial enterprises. Their undisturbed operation is essential for a secure energy supply. We provide various commissioning and diagnostic options to ensure flawless operation.
Grounding arrangement testing
Grounding arrangements must be properly dimensioned and in good condition in order to provide the best protection for personnel and ensure that the installation is working correctly. We have suitable solutions for testing both small and extensive grounding arrangements.
Circuit breaker testing
Circuit breakers are often exposed to extreme conditions, especially in industrial applications. Medium-voltage motors are frequently activated, capacitor banks produce capacitive currents, and the ambient air can contain various chemicals. It is important for circuit breakers to work properly if production is to run smoothly. With our testing solutions for circuit breakers, correct functionality can be both tested and documented.
Current and voltage transformers are the link between the primary and secondary system. It is important that the transformers are in good condition, so that the control and protection technology can work with the correct quantities. Wiring errors, residual magnetism, or name plate data can be verified with our testing solutions. We have made sure that the test can be performed as safely, easily, and quickly as possible.
In order to ensure a reliable power supply, protective devices must function reliably and be perfectly adjusted. They should only operate if there are faults or overloads; it is essential to avoid nuisance tripping. Testing with our CMC test sets is worth the investment for ensuring correct functionality. From simple manual testing by means of CMControl, to fully automated protection testing with Test Universe, we have the right solutions for all types of protective applications.
Automated testing is extremely efficient, especially when large numbers of protective devices are involved. We will also be happy to help you set up individual test templates. In addition, we offer a comprehensive library of test templates for all types of manufacturers. Our system-based test software RelaySimTest has proven to be ideal for inspecting entire protection systems. It is possible, for example, to check the correct functioning of the protection system of an entire installation during an acceptance test.
Measuring equipment testing
Measuring equipment such as meters, measuring transducers, and power quality measuring instruments can be tested with our CMC test sets. Our CMC 430, for example, is so accurate, that even a class 0.5 meter can be tested without a reference meter.
Power utility communication
Thanks to IEC 61850, digitization has arrived in the energy technology field. Many working methods have also changed as a result of this. Where measurements used to be taken conventionally with a multimeter, you now need a PC or test set that can process the corresponding digital information. We have spent a long time gaining experience with these new technologies and have optimized our test sets and software so that tests can be performed easily and efficiently in the digital world.
Cyber security and functional monitoring in IEC 61850 switchgear installations
Digital threats to critical infrastructure are increasing. Switchgear installations and their – sometimes unprotected – networks are an often ignored point of attack. With StationGuard, OMICRON has developed a totally new security monitoring system (Intrusion Detection System, IDS), to effectively uncover cyber attacks and malfunctions in IEC 61850 switchgear installations.
Should this monitoring process throw up any anomalies, such as unauthorized access or malfunctions in IEC 61850 communications, an alarm can be initiated with a series of follow-up actions. StationGuard can significantly increase security in the installation, yet also requires a minimal investment for setup and technical support.
Not only do we provide suitable training for our test sets and test software, we also offer training in the fundamentals of electrical power technology, such as our "IEC 61850 – Application and Testing" and "Rotating Machine Diagnostics" courses or our "Protection Engineers in the Electrical Power Supply Industry with IHK Certificate" course (IHK = International Chamber of Commerce). You are welcome to attend training courses in our training centers, or you can arrange an individual training course at your own premises.
The energy supply sector should be able to implement technical advances economically with the maximum level of supply security. Our services are designed to help you continue to operate your network economically with a secure supply in the future. We are happy to help you with the following topics:
- Construction and reconfiguration of installations and networks
- Commissioning of installations
- Maintenance of secondary technology
- Fault clarification
- Measurement and analysis of partial discharge
- Training and development of specialist personnel