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Substation Control House Automation

A new era of efficiency is possible thanks to substation automation. Maintenance and monitoring are serious challenges for utility companies. Even small electric cooperatives may maintain 10,000 miles of power lines and several dozen substations. With an automated substation control … Continue reading

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High Voltage Power Transformer Equipment Testing and Maintenance

Effective maintenance programs extend the life of a power transformer and valuable equipment while improving safety and reliability. Comprehensive testing services can detect potential problems with great accuracy so that a high level of performance is maintained. To accommodate the … Continue reading

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Dry vs. Liquid-Filled Power Transformers

With the variety of high-voltage power transformers available today, clients must consider a range of factors before selecting equipment. Although transformers are still categorized depending on whether they use wet or dry dielectric materials, numerous options are available for fast … Continue reading

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Oil Testing of a High-Voltage Power Transformer

An oil-insulated power transformer benefit from routine inspections and field tests. Over time, gradual chemical breakdowns can decrease the dielectric strength and insulating properties of the transformer oil. Routine maintenance helps generating companies and power distributors to protect valuable equipment, … Continue reading

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Ultrasonic Inspection of High Voltage Services Equipment

When combined with infrared thermography, ultrasonic inspections can detect catastrophic arcing while ensuring the reliability of high voltage services. These diagnostic tests can identify and isolate a number of electrical warning signs that produce heat, ultrasonic noise or a combination … Continue reading

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Detecting Electrical Treeing in High-Voltage Services Equipment

In May 2016, a bolt of lightning touched down on a golf course in Wichita Falls, Texas. It left a dramatic pattern of intricately branched singe marks that radiated from the center of the strike. Lighting bolts and the discharge … Continue reading

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Inspection and Maintenance of a Substation Power Transformer

Annual inspections can extend the useful life of high-voltage equipment while ensuring the safe and reliable operation of the electrical grid. Standardized tests, such as those recommended by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, can assess the health of … Continue reading

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Advantages of AC Power and the Different Supply Frequencies Used

If you are interested in learning more about high voltage services and power supplies, you will encounter technical information about alternating current (AC), direct current (DC) and cycle frequencies. Any study of electricity would not be complete without mentioning these … Continue reading

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Fast Track Power Solutions Go From Temporary to Long-Term

In a global economy where time is money, fast track power solutions are pushing conventional facilities out of the way. Independent power producers, government ministers and companies that provide high-voltage services agree that there is no contest when choosing between … Continue reading

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Benefits of Different Types of Modular and Mobile Substations

Demand for the modular and mobile substation is increasing dramatically due to changes in the global power industry. Equipment vendors are shifting to a new model that satisfies the need for flexible, scalable and reliable solutions. Additionally, clients want options … Continue reading

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