High Voltage Commissioning

High Voltage Commissioning

Site commissioning services up to 132kV or ad-hoc management of a protection team are key services that CleanTech Controls can provide on site at utility substations or private substations.

High Voltage Commissioning refers to the process of testing and verifying the performance and safety of electrical equipment or systems that operate at high voltage levels before they are put into operation. High voltage typically refers to voltage levels above 1,000 volts (1 kilovolt or kV), and it is commonly encountered in various industries, including power generation, transmission, distribution, industrial facilities, and more.

TESTING & COMMISSIONING

Why our High Voltage Commissioning services?

AS/NZS 61439 Compliant
Our Testing & Commissioning services are compliant with AS/NZS 61439. We have verified various designs at both PLUS ES in Lane Cove and TUV in Heidleberg.
Thousands of Switchboards Tested
Our Testing & Commissioning team has extensive experience and has worked on thousands of projects across Australia.
Trusted by Industry
With extensive experience, comes reliability. We are trusted by many major organisations across Australia as a safe pair of hands for their switchboard manufacturing requirements.
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The commissioning process is critical to ensure that high voltage systems operate reliably, efficiently, and safely.

 

High voltage commissioning is a critical step in ensuring the reliability and safety of high voltage electrical systems. It helps identify and address potential issues before a system is put into service, reducing the risk of costly downtime, equipment damage, or safety incidents.

Here are key aspects of high voltage commissioning:

Objective

The primary goal of high voltage commissioning is to ensure that electrical systems and equipment are installed correctly, function as intended, meet design specifications, and comply with safety standards and regulations.

Safety Precautions

Safety is of paramount importance during high voltage commissioning. Strict safety protocols and procedures must be followed to protect personnel and equipment from the dangers associated with high voltage electricity, such as electrical shock and arc flash hazards.

Distribution Panels

High voltage commissioning typically involves a series of tests and inspections on various components and systems, including:

Circuit breakers and switches
Transformers
Cables and cable terminations
Surge arresters
Insulators
Protective relays
Control and protection systems
Grounding systems

Functional testing

Functional tests are performed to ensure that electrical equipment operates correctly under different load conditions and in response to various control signals. For example, circuit breakers should be tested for proper opening and closing operations.

Insulation testing

Insulation resistance tests are conducted to check the integrity of electrical insulation in cables, windings, and other components. Insulation testing helps identify any weaknesses or defects that could lead to electrical faults.

Partial discharge testing

Partial discharge tests are used to detect and assess partial discharges within high voltage equipment. Partial discharges can be indicative of insulation breakdown or degradation.

Protection Relay Testing

Protective relays are essential for ensuring the safe operation of high voltage systems. Commissioning includes verifying the correct settings and functionality of protective relays.

Documentation and Reporting

Detailed records of all commissioning activities, test results, and any issues identified are maintained. These records are crucial for compliance, future maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Commissioning Team

High voltage commissioning is typically carried out by a team of experienced engineers and technicians with expertise in high voltage systems and equipment.

Commissioning Plan

A comprehensive commissioning plan outlines the specific procedures, tests, and schedules for the commissioning process. It helps ensure that all necessary steps are taken in an organized manner.

Regulatory Compliance

High voltage systems must comply with applicable industry standards and regulations. Commissioning activities are often subject to regulatory oversight.

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