Up to the Mark: HBM Measuring Equipment for High-Voltage Tests
HBM has supplied three transient recorders from the Genesis High Speed range to the KEMA High Voltage Laboratory at DNV GL in Arnhem. The new data acquisition systems replace the LDS Nicolet equipment that KEMA Laboratories acquired between 1995 and 2000 and used until recently. The main reason for changing over to new measuring equipment was the application of the IEC 60060-2 (2010) standard, which provides guidelines for performing high-voltage tests and the requirements concerning measuring technology.
Power failures have significant consequences
In the High Voltage Laboratory we have focused on testing and certificating HV components, power equipment and metering, protection and control equipment for the generation and distribution of electricity. Testing and certifying the safety and control of high-voltage installations and systems is becoming increasingly important, because the electricity infrastructure is getting more and more complex and vulnerable. Power failures have significant consequences, ranging from considerable economic damage to life-threatening situations as a result of the failure of critical systems.
"We have built up a considerable reputation in the field. Our KEMA Type Test certificates are internationally recognised.”
John Mooren, test engineer at KEMA Laboratories in Arnhem.