Manchester-based global engineering company High Voltage Partial Discharge (HVPD) this week launched a new product that will make it safer and easier to monitor the condition of electrical assets.
The HVPD Kronos® Lite is a permanent, three-channel Partial Discharge (PD) Monitor, engineered to provide maintenance teams information about the electrical insulation condition of their Medium Voltage (MV) switchgear.
The product was developed using the same patented technology – developed in collaboration with US energy giants Chevron – that saw HVPD scoop a Queen’s Award for Innovation in 2014.
Partial discharge is electrical discharge across localised areas of insulation, caused by deterioration or improper installation. If left unchecked, it can cause unplanned operational outages or even catastrophic failure. Proper PD monitoring enables better maintenance decision making, and also helps to safeguard on-site personnel.
The new HVPD Kronos® Lite provides 24/7 insulation data via the HVPD Kronos® WebView, which is available remotely from any device connected to the local network.
Developed for the condition-based maintenance schemes of secondary, remote and unmanned substations, the HVPD Kronos® Lite can be installed inside or external to the switchgear cabinet to suit any physical access restrictions.
Based in Salford, UK, High Voltage Partial Discharge provides a comprehensive range of on-line partial discharge test and monitoring technology for in‑service condition assessment of high voltage electrical assets. Our customers include the biggest names in Transmission & Distribution, Oil & Gas, Mining, and other industries around the world.
For more detailed information about the HVPD Kronos® Lite, and to view its technical specifications, view the product page here.