KEMA- Powertest, LLC has held its groundbreaking to add a new test cell, number 9, at its High Voltage & High Power Test laboratory in Chalfont, Pennsylvania. Once completed, the new high power test cell will be the largest test cell in size and volume (34 ' x30 ' x26 ' H) and will provide a safer environment to test and certify the latest power utility equipment coming into the marketplace. The testing performed exceeds 36,000 VAC on typical transmission and distribution equipment that include transformers, reactors, circuit breakers, fuses, and power switches.
Paul Leufkens, president of KEMA-Powertest, spoke at the event as did Helen Haun, a member of the New Britain Township Supervisors, and Ilkka Pylkkanen, senior consultant and past president of KEMA-Powertest.
"As a New Britain Township Supervisor my goal is to oversee the health, safety and welfare of the community. A big part of that responsibility is ensuring the fiscal and economic health and growth of New Britain Township. With a company like KEMA Powertest expanding in our community, we take another step toward our bright future. KEMA has always been a wonderful corporate neighbor," stated Helen Haun.
KEMA-Powertest, LLC is part of DNV GL Energy's Power TIC Division, headquartered in Arnhem, the Netherlands.