Get a TDR from A Test Equipment Rental Company to Test Your Facility’s Cables
There are times that the conductor in cables get weak points due to mechanical stress or other environmental factors. This can be very difficult to spot because the problems do not show up externally. This can be very dangerous because the weakened spot might get too thin and eventually overheat.
To help spot problems in cables, technicians use a time domain reflectometer. This tool can accurately spot the exact location of the fault so it can be addressed properly. It works by generating a test pulse and injecting it into the cable. A good cable will have a uniform impedance and will dissipate the pulse at its opposite end. However, defects can change the spot’s impedance and cause some of the signal to be bounced back to the tool. Since electrical impulses travel at a constant speed, the exact location of the problem can be calculated using this information. If you want to try one in your facility, consider renting one from Protec.
We are one of the reliable equipment provider’s in the industry. We offer a wide range of equipment ranging from Ohmmeters to
VLF hipot test sets. Take advantage of our test equipment rental services so you can save money on maintenance costs. If you have any questions, call us at 866-352-5550 and we’ll be glad to assist you.