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Medium and high voltage testing

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Medium and high voltage testing

Testing, inspection and certification for power transmission & distribution equipment

DEKRA’s medium and high voltage testing specialists help equipment manufacturers, power grid operators, energy utility companies and large-scale energy users to guarantee the reliability and safety of their power transmission and distribution networks.

The benefits of medium and high voltage testing

  • Verify reliability and safety of power transmission and distribution networks.

  • Avoid costly or dangerous electrical failures.

  • Guarantees that your products meet all national and international standards.

About medium and high voltage testing

Medium and high voltage testing

DEKRA’s medium and high voltage testing specialists help customers evaluate the safety and reliability of all components across their power transmission and distribution networks and to ensure the safety and compliance.

DEKRA helps manufacturers of power grids and systems to verify that their products have been thoroughly tested according to national and international standards safety regulations. In addition to providing comprehensive assessments to ensure full compliance with national requirements in different countries worldwide, DEKRA also provides the necessary testing reports and certification services for our customers’ products.

At DEKRA, we work to provide safety throughout the entire power value chain, from where power is generated and transmitted to the final distribution and user. Our experts carry out many different tests throughout our global network of laboratories. Those tests include:

  • Short circuit tests
  • Making and breaking tests
  • Short-time and peak withstand tests
  • Synthetic tests on high-voltage circuit breakers
  • Power arc tests
  • Dielectric tests
    • Lightning-impulse
    • Switching-impulse
    • Power frequency voltage tests
    • Heat cycle ageing tests
    • RIV and Corona tests
    • Partial discharge measurements

  • Determination of sound level of any equipment
  • Temperature-rise tests
  • Mechanical tests, pollution and aging tests

Our experts are available to test near customers’ premises, either in one of our DEKRA laboratories worldwide, in a customers’ own laboratory under DEKRA supervision or in one of our associated third-party laboratories under DEKRA supervision.

High voltage laboratory

DEKRA is an approved third party inspection and testing company by power grid operators and utility companies in a large number of countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia and South America. VEIKI-VNL joined the DEKRA family in 2017 and complements DEKRA’s capabilities with a broad range of in-house testing services, e.g. short circuit testing (including short-circuit testing liaison [STL] membership), high voltage testing and temperature rise testing as well as aging tests. VEIKI-VNL supplies its services to reputable national and international transmission and distribution (T&D) equipment manufacturers as well as energy utility companies in over 40 countries on all continents.

Low voltage testing

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Where do we help you in the power value chain?

  • Power plants
  • Control equipment for nuclear power plants
  • Solar installations (photovoltaic)
  • Rotary equipment (onshore wind turbines)

  • High-voltage inspection services
  • High-voltage electrical equipment
  • High-voltage fuses
  • Insulator sets
  • Enclosed electrical equipment
  • Over-voltage protection equipment
  • Overhead line conductors and assemblies
  • Reactors
  • Submarine cables
  • Equipment for live line working (FAM)

  • Low-voltage (LV) switchgear assemblies
  • Medium-voltage (MV) switchgear
  • LV & MV busbar trunking systems
  • Circuit breakers
  • Transformers
  • Reactors
  • Submarine cables
  • Cables and cable accessories

  • Switch and controlgear devices
  • Motor starters
  • Protection devices
  • Installation devices
  • Distribution boards
  • Cables and cable accessories
  • EV charging stations
  • Energy storage units

  • Power factor correction panels (PFC)

  • Sensors
  • Remote operated devices
  • Software (IEC 61850)
  • Cyber Security
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

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