Detect, Diagnose And Solve Partial Discharge Problems With Ease

Posted by AllmaJess on April 14th, 2014

The world is changing at a fast pace; the technology is becoming better and better by the day. Sophisticated, advanced and complex machines are employed to work around the clock; but with the complexity of equipment, a new problem arises. The complex equipment is difficult to maintain and to keep it working at the optimal level. Partial discharge is a major drain in the equipment and Partial Discharge Generators and Partial Discharge Transformers are to be detected as quickly as possible. Every device that generates partial discharge poses a threat to the integrity and functioning of the system as a whole.

Every device leaks current; you might think that insulations are there to stop unwanted current flows and you wouldn’t be wrong in thinking that but an ideal insulator is more of a science fiction just like an ideal conductor. When devices operate at high voltages and high currents, the insulations leak current and current can flow between the coils of the insulated wound wires in generators; even high Partial Discharge Transformers should be detected because the same wound wiring is also present in the transformers. Any resistances in any circuits proves havoc for the equipment, it reduces the life of the machinery and acts as an economic sink.

The principle of working of the motors, transformers and most circuits is based entirely on the fact that all electric currents flow in the intended directions but if any currents flow through the insulations two things happening are very important; firstly that the current flows through an unintended path reducing the induction and force generation in motors, decreasing the output of the motors or transformers; secondly that the internal resistance of the coil inside the motor or transformers increases which further increases the input of the equipment. Thus the high Partial Discharge Generators and devices will pose many sorts of damages to the equipment, firm and especially the owner.

Partial discharges of any equipment should be diagnosed in time and serious damage could be prevented. With the increasing technology; the diagnostics have also been developed and are also advanced, and with the professionalization and industrialization, there are companies that dedicate their existence to diagnosing the partial discharges with potentially high Partial Discharge Transformers, when done professionally, the procedure is quick and easily done with advanced precision and accuracy. Many problems and potential causes of complete shutdown can be prevented; which directly prevents a lot.

Nearly ten percent of all the losses in a motor or a transformer are in account of the partial discharges occurring in the coiling. Other losses include vibration and sound noises, stator energy losses and some random or miscellaneous losses. Correcting the Partial Discharge Generators and many other solutions are done with great professional care by the professional engineering solution companies. Temperature sensors, magnetic mounts, thermal well probes, tap position sensors, bushing sensors, coil sensors, ground path current sensors, radio frequency sensors and coupling capacitors can estimate the problem once it arises, having these sensors in your equipment can help you prevent potential losses.

Partial Discharge Generators and Partial Discharge Transformers must be checked in the entropic condition of all the machines with coiling in them; increasing many losses and risks, it may prove havoc unless they are quickly taken care of.

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