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Omicron CPC 100 All-In-One Test System – Part 3 Voltage Transformer Testing

The majority of voltage transformer (VT) failures occur due to electrical stresses or manufacturing and installation errors.

Typically electrical stresses are caused by:

• Thunderstorms

• Ferro-resonances effects

• Over-voltages

Omicron-CPC-100Especially in high-voltage and extra high-voltage installations supervision of the VT insulation system is important to ensure that its dielectric characteristics have not degraded over time.

In case of (re-)commissioning of substations VT circuits should also be checked. Verifying the VT´s nameplate data helps to identify damages of the VT or wrong connections.

With a voltage output of up to 2 000 VAC the Omicron CPC 100 Multi-functional Primary Test System can be used to test VT ratio, polarity and burden.

By injecting voltage into the primary side, ratio can be measured. Thereby the phase angles of high-voltage output and voltage measurement input are also measured. Thus the correct VT polarity can be verified.

Applying voltage to the secondary VT circuits and measuring the load current in amplitude and phase allows the actual burden to be measured, ensuring that it is within the VT´s specification data.

The VT‘s secondary signal may be difficult to measure if it is small in amplitude – especially if neighboring parts of the substation are in operation. In case of strong disturbances, the user can select a frequency different to that of the power system and utilizes the “frequency selective measurement” function. Thus only the VT‘s output signal with this particular frequency is measured while all other signals are filtered out. 

Omicron CPC 100 Multi-functional Primary Test System Voltage Transformer testing:

• VT ratio up to 2 kVAC | polarity and burden

• VT burden up to 130 VAC | secondary

• VT secondary voltage withstand test up to 2 kVAC

 Polarity check with CPOL up to 2 kVAC

• VT electronics up to 2 kVAC

• IEC 61850 Sampled Values testing

• Power / dissipation factor (tan δ) test up to 12 kV, 300 mA | with CP TD1

 

This is part of the Omicron CPC 100 All-In-One Test System Series. Check out the other posts!

Rent the Multi-Functional Primary Test System – Omicron CPC 100 From Protec

Omicron CPC 100 All-In-One Test System – Part 1 Applications

Omicron CPC 100 All-In-One Test System – Part 2 Current Transformer Testing

Omicron CPC 100 All-In-One Test System – Part 3 Voltage Transformer Testing

Omicron CPC 100 All-In-One Test System – Part 4 Power Transformer Testing

Omicron CPC 100 All-In-One Test System – Part 5 Power Line Testing

Omicron CPC 100 All-In-One Test System – Part 6 Grounding Systems

Omicron CPC 100 All-In-One Test System – Part 7 Rotating Machines

Omicron CPC 100 All-In-One Test System – Part 8 GIS Systems

Omicron CPC 100 All-In-One Test System – Part 9 Switchgear and Circuit Breakers

Omicron CPC 100 All-In-One Test System – Part 10 IEC 61850 installations

Omicron CPC 100 All-In-One Test System – Part 11 Power Systems

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