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Partial Discharge & Circuit Breaker Asset Management

Detecting and avoiding preventable failures BY JAY GARNETT, Doble Engineering Company While metal clad switchgear can be very reliable, sometimes operating for over 50 years, throughout the aging process, this group of electrical disconnect switches, fuses and circuit breakers can experience issues...

Circuit Breaker Lubrication

Developing circuit breaker lubrication procedures BY RICK YOUNGBLOOD, Doble Engineering Company Circuit breaker analyzers are used to determine operating speeds and velocity. This information enables the tester to determine if a breaker is safe to place back into service. The data recorded by a...

The Role of Thermal Imagining in Today’s Electrical Utilities Sector

In today’s society we are faced with many obstacles, one of these obstacles is the high cost of electricity around the world.  Electricity prices for commercial, industrial and institutional have increased a considerable amount.  There are many reasons why this is occurring, including the lack...

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ACCELERATING TOWARDS GREATER TESTING EFFICIENCY - A true transformer test van

Test lead management, including quality of connection and correct lead placement, is an important part of testing. Poor or incorrect connections can be the culprit for nonrepresentative results that ultimately lead to longer test times and, in some cases, wasteful investigations to diagnose transformer problems that do not exist.

The time required to perform electrical testing is mostly influenced by the time involved during test set-up and breakdown. Therefore improving test efficiency largely becomes a matter of improving lead management. Solutions are emerging...

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The Role of Thermal Imagining in Today’s Electrical Utilities Sector

In today’s society we are faced with many obstacles, one of these obstacles is the high cost of electricity around the world.  Electricity prices for commercial, industrial and institutional have increased a considerable amount.  There are many reasons why this is occurring, including the lack...

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CONDITION MONITORING IN AN AGE OF MODERNIZATION How (and Why) to Adapt

The widespread application and use of electricity, which may now seem like a simple commodity, is considered one of the greatest technical developments of all time. However, keeping up with today’s demand for power is anything but simple: a vast amount of resources goes into maintaining a...

Power Factor Testing of Circuit Breakers

Detecting contamination and deterioration in SF6 breakers to ensure longevity BY LINDA NOWAK, Doble Engineering Company The purpose of “Doble testing”, or power factor testing, SF6 (sulfur hexafluoride) circuit breakers is to detect the presence of contamination and/or deterioration of the...

Vacuum Interrupter Testing for Circuit Breakers

How to predict field life using vacuum interrupters BY FINLEY LEDBETTER, Group CBS Utilities have widely replaced older air-magnetic and oil interrupters for circuit breakers rated at one kilovolt (kV) or higher with vacuum interrupters (VI) due to higher interrupt capability. Vacuum interrupters...


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CONDITION MONITORING IN AN AGE OF MODERNIZATION How (and Why) to Adapt

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The Role of Thermal Imagining in Today’s Electrical Utilities Sector

In today’s society we are faced with many obstacles, one of these obstacles is the high cost of electricity around the world.  Electricity prices for commercial, industrial and institutional have increased a considerable amount.  There are many reasons why this is occurring, including the lack...

Partial Discharge & Circuit Breaker Asset Management

Detecting and avoiding preventable failures BY JAY GARNETT, Doble Engineering Company While metal clad switchgear can be very reliable, sometimes operating for over 50 years, throughout the aging process, this group of electrical disconnect switches, fuses and circuit breakers can experience issues...

Circuit Breaker Lubrication

Developing circuit breaker lubrication procedures BY RICK YOUNGBLOOD, Doble Engineering Company Circuit breaker analyzers are used to determine operating speeds and velocity. This information enables the tester to determine if a breaker is safe to place back into service. The data recorded by a...

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