Partial Discharge and Asset Management

Partial Discharge and Asset Management

Partial discharge testing is a useful technique for assessing the condition of individual electrical assets, but it is of far greater value when applied to groups of equipment like substations or an entire network.

For more than 50 years, companies have performed partial discharge (PD) testing on electrical assets as part of ongoing predictive maintenance programs. Data obtained through PD testing and monitoring has provided critical information on the quality of insulation and its impact on overall equipment health.

Because PD activity is often present well in advance of insulation failure, asset managers have the ability to monitor PD activity over time and make informed strategic decisi

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