Partial Discharge (PD) phenomena are localized dielectric breakdowns of a small portion of a solid or liquid electric insulation that is subjected to high voltage stress. PD often precedes an insulation breakdown which can result in cost-intensive repairs, and possibly prolonged outages. The measurement of PD is a major criterion for the quality of power systems for assets like cables, power transformers, rotating machines and GIS.
OMICRON will hold a 3 ½ day workshop on Aug. 6-9, 2012 at Mississippi State University. The workshop will introduce attendees to the basics of Partial Discharge, the applications, and various advanced measurement techniques. Through lecture and hands-on demonstration in the High Voltage Lab at Mississippi State, attendees will acquire knowledge about PD measurements on various high voltage apparatus.
- Theory and introduction to PD
- Summary of International Standards
- PD Measurements on Rotating Machines
- PD Measurements on Medium Voltage and High Voltage Cables
- PD Measurements of Power Transformers
- PD Measurement of GIS
- Acoustic Partial Discharge Methods
- Evaluation of Non-IEC 60270 Partial Discharge Location