A power cable is considered a piece of capacitive power cable testing equipment. Power cables are widely used in all applications under various operational conditions. While utilizing an AC(Alternating Current) power source for high-voltage testing, the power supply size would be vast and difficult to move. In this circumstance, an AC RTS (resonant testing system) is used as a substitution, although the related power cable testing equipment is bulky.
Often, a cable fault can be noticed well before it becomes a genuine concern. A visual inspection of all the cables is a great way to troubleshoot minor faults in the power supply. Testing power cables includes looking for corroded copper, ruptures in the insulation, moisture build-up on the cables or any other possible indications of damage.
Major cable faults can cost a lump some money and result in a life-threatening disaster; thus, ensuring cables and joints are in good condition and allowing cable faults to be located rapidly is essential.
Cable testing to predict and deal with faults is vital, and a wide range of test techniques and equipment can be effectively addressed. These cable testing standards are set for Power Cables systems using Very Low Frequencies. These standards are always followed during the testing procedure of the power cables.
Here are the types of cable tests conducted on electric power cables:
During power cable testing, the engineers at Laxmi Associates ensure its proper insulation and its operating efficiency. We at Laxmi Associates are into extensive power cable testing and offer onsite industrial tests as well.
Some of the common causes of the failure of electric power cables are as follows: