Measuring Partial Discharge

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Course summary

A two-day course from the pioneers of Partial Discharge (PD) technology, covering PD theory, PD detection instruments and PD measuring techniques. Detecting and measuring Partial Discharge activity gives a unique insight into the condition of MV and HV assets without the need for expensive shutdowns or invasive testing.

EA Technology pioneered PD theory and has developed an award-winning range of PD detection instruments and condition assessment techniques that help you achieve greater network reliability and prolong asset life, while at the same time greatly enhancing operator safety.

The course will introduce you to PD theory and the instruments used to measure PD in a range of equipment while explaining how to analyse and interpret the data you collect in greater detail.

Course itinerary

Introduction and Partial Discharge Theory

  • Introduction to EA Technology
  • Why use condition monitoring?
  • Introduction to Partial Discharge (PD) – what is PD?
  • Partial Discharge theory
  • Types of PD, causes of PD and preventing PD

PD Detection methods and PD Instruments

  • Non-intrusive PD Detection methods – TEV, Ultrasonic, HFCT and UHF
  • PD Instrument Range
  • Features of UltraTEV Plus²
  • TEV measurement with UltraTEV Plus²
  • Ultrasonic measurements using UltraTEV Plus²
  • HFCT measurements using UltraTEV Plus²
  • UHF measurements using UltraTEV Plus²
  • Locating discharge using new UltraTEV Plus² Locator Probe

Practical demonstration using the UltraTEV Plus²

  • Practical use of instrument in live environment
  • Step by step mentoring of all participants
  • Best practice approach for carrying out TEV and ultrasonic measurements
  • Locating discharge using new UltraTEV Plus² Locator Probe


Interpretation of PD Data

  • Data recording methods using UltraTEV Plus² and data management
  • Interpretation of results using UltraTEV Plus²
  • Case Studies
  • Overview Astute HV Monitor

Online Testing using the CableData Collector Solution

  • How the CableData collector works
  • Practical applications
  • Collecting data in the field
  • Analysing data using analysis software CDAS
  • Interpretation of results
  • Locating discharge sources using CDAS
  • Reporting
  • Threshold Levels
  • Case studies

Practical Session using the CableData Collector

  • Practical session in both collecting and analysing data using dedicated on-site demonstration equipment
  • Step by step mentoring of all delegates

Programme may be subject to amendment

Why attend?

EA Technology is a world leader in Partial Discharge detection equipment and condition assessment and has won two Queen’s Awards for Innovation for work in this field.

EA Technology are at the forefront of Condition Based Risk Management methodologies that rely heavily on PD based asset condition assessments and apply this unique understanding of the practical applications of PD monitoring to our training.

Attending this course will enable delegates to:

  • Understand the theory underpinning Partial Discharge, its causes and its effects on electrical assets.
  • Learn how Partial Discharge can be detected.
  • Understand what causes Partial Discharge within electrical assets and its effects.
  • Enhance your knowledge of the reasons for taking PD measurements and how to interpret them.
  • Develop effective non-intrusive condition assessment techniques.
  • Enhance your practical PD survey skills and knowledge of the methods and equipment used for taking PD measurements.
  • Enhance your appreciation of the failure mechanisms within electrical assets.
  • Contribute to safe working by identifying assets at risk of failure.
  • Deliver cost effective asset life extension through non-intrusive testing.
  • Save money by identifying potential failures before they happen.
  • Gain certification of competence to use a range of Partial Discharge detection equipment.

Really helpful course, I learnt a lot of information about the capabilities of the PD tester that I will be able to put into practice when on site.

Maxine, 6 & 7 December 2023

Great course, great pieces of equipment which are really good for our business needs.

Kieran, 6 & 7 Dec 2023

Very informative and plenty of coffee & tea available, all day long. Lunches were very good too. Great facilities, Thanks.

Mick, 3-4 Oct 2023

Very good, tutors were very knowledgeable and explained technical matters clearly.

Sam, 3-4 Oct 2023

I found the course very informative and learnt a few things that are very relevant to my day-to-day work.

Claire, 6-7 June 2023

Very informative course, explaining the reasons behind PD and PD detection techniques.

Adam, 29-30 March 2023

Good course to add to your additional knowledge. Good standard of knowledge from both instructors.

Hendrik, 9-10 August 2022

A very well-run course providing a good insight into partial discharge and how to detect it.

Dave, 9-10 August 2022

Good course content, balanced classroom and practical application aimed at right level for course attendees.

Andy, 23 November 2021

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