An innovative new piece of equipment to detect Partial Discharge (PD) in live electrical cables before they fail has been unveiled by power engineering specialist EA Technology.
Developed by the North West-based firm, the CableData Collector will enable electrical engineers to identify PD in cables that are online, avoiding potential disruption.
The pioneering new equipment can identify potential issues in most types of insulated cables up to several miles by detecting high frequency pulses generated by PD events within the cable.
Portable, robust and lightweight, the CableData Collector detects and records PD activity. Through CableData Analysis Studio software, a report can be produced to assess the condition of cables and the likelihood of failure and outages in power lines.