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Partial Discharge Secrets, Tips, and Tricks

Partial Discharge Secrets, Tips, and Tricks

Most of us started our electrical careers with fairly good knowledge about the practical aspects of our jobs. We understood voltage, current, power, resistance, etc. We mastered the more esoteric ...
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Acceptance and Maintenance Testing  Medium-Voltage Electrical Power Cables

Acceptance and Maintenance Testing Medium-Voltage Electrical Power Cables

As time progresses and a cable system ages, the system’s bulk dielectric strength degrades. During this aging process, artifacts such as water trees, delamination, voids, and shield corrosion raise the ...
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Using VLF And  PD Testing to Improve Commissioning Reliability

Using VLF And PD Testing to Improve Commissioning Reliability

Methods to check medium voltage cable integrity have evolved drastically in the last 30 to 40 years. The DC hipot test has largely been replaced by the 0.1 Hz very-low-frequency ...
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Power Quality, Reliability, and Sophisticated Automated Systems

Power Quality, Reliability, and Sophisticated Automated Systems

What do robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), automation, synaptic performance indicators (SPI), and machine learning (ML) have in common? In addition to being buzzwords for the reliability professional to throw around, the reliability world uses these terms to get practitioners to ...
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Onsite PD Measurement During Commissioning: Safe…Right From the Start

Onsite PD Measurement During Commissioning: Safe…Right From the Start

Partial discharge (PD) measurement has been used for several decades to assess the condition of high-voltage (HV) and medium-voltage (MV) ...
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ANSI/NETA Standards Update

ANSI/NETA Standards Update

ANSI/NETA ATS–2017 Revision Underway ANSI/NETA ATS–2017, Standard for Acceptance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment & Systems continues an American National Standard revision process that is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020. The new edition will be ...
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In Memoriam: John Hauck — “Students FIRST”

John Hauck, 67, recently retired Electrical Technology Instructor at Long Beach City College (LBCC) and dear friend of NETA and ...
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