As the best early warning indicator of insulation issues, there are various reasons why partial discharge testing is crucial, including:
Early Detection of Insulation Issues
Partial discharge testing serves as a proactive measure to identify minute electrical anomalies within the insulation , as PD activity indicates an incipient fault in the HV insulation. Detecting these early signs allows for targeted interventions, preventing the escalation of issues that could lead to extensive downtime or costly repairs.
Prevention of Catastrophic Failures
Unchecked partial discharges will progressively degrade over time, culminating in severe damage to high voltage assets. Regular testing serves as a preventive measure, mitigating the risk of catastrophic failures that could not only disrupt operations but also pose safety hazards.
Optimized Asset Management
The integration of machine learning, a foundational element of Monitra's technology, in partial discharge testing allows for automatic, real-time condition monitoring. This not only streamlines the testing process but also contributes to a comprehensive and data-driven approach to asset management, providing enhanced reliability in crucial applications.
The ability to detect and address insulation issues in their infancy empowers our customers to improve the reliability, safety, and longevity of their HV assets. Read more about our solutions here: