Feb 2013
Electricity Distribution
Partial Discharge Project and Forum
Feb 2013
Western Power Distribution
WPD Future Networks Team (01332 827446)
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Innovation Funding Incentive
High Voltage Technology
Research and development into all aspects of Partial Discharge (PD) in distribution equipment.
The projects undertaken address real problems identified by the group members as significant and which require technical investigation and development. Projects are aimed at providing:

  • Improved management of assets through better understanding of PD through targeted investigative research and development work

  • Reduced fault rates by early detection of insipient faults

  • Improvements in safety

  • Demonstration of cost effective permanent partial discharge condition monitoring and measurement systems using Transient Earth Voltage and Ultrasonic detection techniques.