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Measuring Partial Discharge

A two-day course from the pioneers of Partial Discharge (PD) technology, covering PD theory, PD detection instruments and PD measuring techniques. Detecting and measuring Partial Discharge activity gives a unique insight into the condition of MV and HV assets without the need for expensive shutdowns or invasive testing.

EA Technology pioneered PD theory and has developed an award-winning range of PD detection instruments and condition assessment techniques that help you achieve greater network reliability and prolong asset life, while at the same time greatly enhancing operator safety.

The course will introduce you to PD theory and the instruments used to measure PD in a range of equipment while explaining how to analyse and interpret the data you collect in greater detail.


Day one

Introduction and Partial Discharge Theory

  • Introduction to EA Technology
  • Why use condition monitoring?
  • Introduction to Partial Discharge (PD) – what is PD?
  • Partial Discharge theory
  • Types of PD, causes of PD and preventing PD

PD Detection methods and PD Instruments

  • Non-intrusive PD Detection methods – TEV, Ultrasonic, HFCT and UHF
  • PD Instrument Range
  • Features of UltraTEV Plus²
  • TEV measurement with UltraTEV Plus²
  • Ultrasonic measurements using UltraTEV Plus²
  • HFCT measurements using UltraTEV Plus²
  • UHF measurements using UltraTEV Plus²
  • Locating discharge using new UltraTEV Plus² Locator Probe

Practical demonstration using the UltraTEV Plus²

  • Practical use of instrument in live environment
  • Step by step mentoring of all participants
  • Best practice approach for carrying out TEV and ultrasonic measurements
  • Locating discharge using new UltraTEV Plus² Locator Probe


Day two

Interpretation of PD Data

  • Data recording methods using UltraTEV Plus² and data management
  • Interpretation of results using UltraTEV Plus²
  • Case Studies
  • Overview Astute HV Monitor

Online Testing using the CableData Collector Solution

  • How the CableData collector works
  • Practical applications
  • Collecting data in the field
  • Analysing data using analysis software CDAS
  • Interpretation of results
  • Locating discharge sources using CDAS
  • Reporting
  • Threshold Levels
  • Case studies

Practical Session using the CableData Collector

  • Practical session in both collecting and analysing data using dedicated on-site demonstration equipment
  • Step by step mentoring of all delegates

Programme may be subject to amendment

Why attend?


Course duration 2 days

Course Location Capenhurst, Chester

EA Technology are accredited members of the CPD certification service. This course counts towards your planned CPD requirements.
CPD Information

12 Hours

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