High voltage tests

//High voltage tests
High voltage tests 2017-03-27T10:03:00+00:00

Labelec is able to simulate the lightning point of impact and degradation of insulating materials

We offer tests for the evaluation of lightning rods or aerial capture systems for the industrial sector. According to the different application rules, the detection capacity of a lightning rod is evaluated through the application of priming series on the test element. The lightning capture systems we test include from aerial terminals like lightning rods to architectural elements destined to the capture of the ray. We also carry out insulation evaluation tests against voltage impulses. This is the case of insulators in power systems, bushing and transformer terminals. We also verify the insulation in cables and tubes.

For wind and aeronautics sectors we carry out tests to evaluate the efficiency of the aerial termination systems. These tests verify the design of aerial terminals and assess the risk of impacts in uncontrolled areas. The tests are carried out on representative samples according to the standards. High voltage pulses are applied in both polarities to the samples and by recording images we verify the points of impact and the points at risk where they develop discharges that do not end in impacts. In addition to verifying the capture system, these tests allow the evaluation of different designs and the quality of lightning protection systems’ manufacture.