OLPD Screening Technology

Phase 1 - Identify refers to a quick, look-see scan of the plant to identify any partial discharge using the PDS Insight™PDS Insight™ Machines and PDS Air™. These are simple to use handheld test units suitable for rapid preliminary scanning of a large population of assets with a test time of ten seconds per asset. PDS Insight™ testing is typically performed in the switchroom where personnel can test an entire switchboard for PD quickly and easily using transient earth voltage (TEV) sensors and ultrasonic/airborne acoustic probes. The PDS Insight™ Machines can be additionally used for testing rotating machines using pre-installed high voltage coupling capacitors (HVCC). Both of these handheld test units provide data for the OLPD Manager™ app for trending.