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Wind Energy

Minimize downtime and control operating costs.

Wind generator technology continues to evolve with increased efficiency, improved reliability, and extended life spans.  With over 60,000 turbines in the U.S. and record growth projected in 2021, O&Ms are faced with a monumental and uncertain path to achieving an optimum balance between minimizing downtime and controlling operating costs.

High voltage tests such as surge tests and partial discharge (PD) tests are essential for O&M operators who want to predict what failures can be expected and when using a data-centric approach.  Program the iTIG to perform the same test, the same way, every time.  Tests conducted over a period of time give users trending data so O&Ms can prioritize turbine servicing and schedule maintenance rather than risk unplanned downtime.

With over 20 low-voltage and high-voltage tests and measurements, the iTIG gives a complete picture of stator and rotor insulation condition.  Also test rotor lead connections and surge arresters.  Knowing the electrical health of generators gives wind site managers the data they need to prevent unplanned downtime and control operating costs.

Electrom is a proud member of the American Clean Power (ACP) trade association.  Together, we are making renewable energy, in particular wind energy, a reality for today’s economy and for generations to come.  With a legacy fleet of wind turbine generators and record growth expected in the coming years, there has never been a better time to play a role in making clean energy the dominant electricity source in the United States and beyond.

Up-Tower Testing

Working in small spaces always presents challenges for technicians in a nacelle.  Up-tower testing is achieved with the iTIG’s rugged and lightweight design. Technicians can easily hoist the instrument and the compact construction allows it to be propped up in a work space or set on end if space is tight.

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Up-tower testing with the iTIG and Power Pack.
Using the iTIG in a nacelle
The iTIG is a compact tester for tight spaces.

Up-Tower Reliability

Generator reliability and maintenance is a concern for all wind site operators and maintenance professionals.  Electrom’s iTIG gives O&M managers the electrical tests they need to verify generator health and insulation condition. Low voltage electrical tests are used to ensure that the generator can be safely energized and failure is not imminent. Higher voltage tests can be used as a predictive tool to indicate the longevity of a generator’s windings.

Use the iTIG winding analyzer to perform the following low voltage and high voltage tests that are recommended by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA):

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Staging the iTIG and Power Pack at the base of a wind turbine.
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Preparing for wind turbine generator testing…with a view.

iTIG Features and Benefits for Wind Operators

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Feature: Compact, rugged, and portable

Benefit: Easy up-tower testing

  • iTIG is the most rugged 4–15 kV tester that is ready for in-the-field testing.
  • Electrom’s Power Pack is the only truly portable 30–40 kV power pack solution.
  • iTIG models with briefcase style cases are available.
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Feature: Wide range of electrical tests

Benefit: Wind generator reliability and predictive maintenance

High accuracy tests and measurements include:

  • Advanced high frequency surge tests that find more insulation weaknesses
  • Surge Comparison tests with EAR% or %WD calculations
  • Partial Discharge measurement
  • DC Hipot, Step Voltage tests, and Ramp tests
  • Insulation Resistance: Megohm, DAR, PI
  • High accuracy 4-wire Winding Resistance, mΩ or µΩ
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Feature: Automated testing

Benefit: Save time and get consistent test results

  • Complete test automation from low voltage measurements to high voltage surge tests and partial discharge measurements.
  • Test automation is the best way to conduct tests the same way, every time, by any operator.
  • Automatic tests dramatically improves testing productivity; includes preset test parameters and Pass/Fail limits.
  • User friendly interface is intuitive and easy to use.
iTIG trend analysis

Feature: Advanced test reporting

Benefit: Easy up-tower testing

  • Test data is transferred from the iTIG III to a PC or server using a USB Flash Drive, Ethernet or a wireless connection.
  • PDF or HTML reports can be generated by the iTIG III and saved to company server.
  • Reports can be generated on PCs using Electrom’s TRPro report program.
  • The results for each test set are automatically stored in the Test Summaries File.
  • Trend analysis is easy by charting test data recorded over any time frame.
  • Free technical and application support for the life of the instrument.

Choose the model and options that fit your motor reliability and maintenance program.

Choose Model A, B, C, or D for varying levels of automation, reporting, and specific test sets, including partial discharge.

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Explore the Most Reliable Family of Testers on the Market

Contact Electrom for detailed option sets and pricing for iTIG models.

  • 4kV
  • 6kV
  • 12kV
  • 15kV
iTIG III Power Pack Front View

Add a Power Pack

The iTIG plus the Electrom Power Pack equals lightweight and portable high voltage motor testing at:

  • 18kV
  • 24kV
  • 30kV
  • 40kV
Electrom product cases

All Testers and Power Packs are Self-enclosed in Rugged Carrying Cases for Portability and Field Testing Convenience

You can also buy matching cases for your additional equipment and accessories.

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