Powerful 15 kV test solution for rotating machines

March 7, 2019

OMICRON’s new CP TD15 testing accessory is used as part of a complete solution together with OMICRON’s CP CR600 compensating reactor and CPC 100 multi-functional testing device for off-line insulation testing up to 15 kV on all types of rotating machines.

The CP TD15 combines a high-voltage booster and a high-precision power/dissipation factor meas-urement module and it generates test voltages of up to 15 kV. The CP CR600 compensating reactor allows users to test rotating machines with high capacitances of up to 1 µF at rated frequency.

Together with OMICRON’s CPC 100 multifunctional testing device, the complete 15 kV testing solution can measure electrical parameters, such as insulation capacitance and power/dissipation factor, DC winding resistance and contact resistance. Additionally, the system can also be used for impedance and voltage withstand testing, as well as a high-voltage (HV) source for partial discharge measure-ments on rotating machines.

Easy to transport
All of the testing solution components – including the CP TD15, CP CR600 and CPC 100 – are light-weight, fit easily into a car and can be transported and used in the field by a single person. The solu-tion’s compact reactors and integrated HV source replace the need for large and heavy HV source equipment or test trailers. This significantly reduces the measurement setup time and makes the solu-tion ideal for testing rotating machines in power plants and locations that are hard to access, such as crowded industrial environments, ships or wind turbines.

Intuitive and safe test setup
The 15 kV testing solution features an intuitive and easy connection concept that eliminates complex wiring to make testing faster. All modules can be placed in the working area, and a single shielded high-voltage cable safely connects the test system to the test object. This enables more streamlined connections in crowded testing environments, and provides the user with increased safety, flexibility and convenience during the measurement.

Automated control software
Additionally, the solution includes OMICRON’s Primary Test Manager (PTM) software. It provides us-ers with guidance throughout the entire test procedure as well as automated templates to speed up testing and reduce human errors. The software also enables instant measurement analysis with real-time result graphs as well as automated reporting.

More information is available at www.omicronenergy.com/15kV

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