Partial Discharge (PD)
IPEC are experts in On-line Partial Discharge (PD) testing of MV and HV plants. We develop world leading technology in the detection and location of PD in cables, switchgear and accessories. The ASM, our PD monitor for permanent installation, is used on over 3,500 HV assets around the world; by both utilities and industrial.
Based in Manchester in the UK, IPEC offer turnkey solutions for asset monitoring and testing. Our products range from simple to use instruments for routine spot testing, to sophisticated permanently installed systems that can, for instance, be used to monitor every joint and termination on a 20km long EHV cable.
- Partial Discharge detection and location in MV, HV and EHV power cables
- Commissioning testing for PD in newly installed HV subsea cables
- Location of PD cable terminations
- PD Detection and location in critical MV switchgear
- Long term PD monitoring
- Routine PD spot testing
- Personnel safety devices
The PD-SGS Handheld Switchgear Partial Discharge (TEV) Detector
IPEC work with clients around the world, including; UK Power Networks (formerly EDF Energy Networks), BP, E.ON, Network Rail, Electricite de Strasbourg, Freescale Semiconductor, EDF, NRM,EnBW, Demasz, Western Power, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, LG Chemical, China Steel Corporation, Taiwan Power Company, Hong Kong Electric and many more.
Independent Power Engineering Consultants (IPEC) was founded in 1994, with the objective of transferring cutting edge technology to the power industry by generating a dialogue between academic research, industry and commerce. This has enabled the power industry not only to fully exploit the research and innovation of scientists at the forefront of power engineering, but to make an active contribution to the direction of future research and development. In turn, IPEC has been able to respond efficiently to market demands and develop commercially viable products that bring real monitoring and control solutions to the power industry.
- IPEC Ltd, Rutherford House, Manchester Science Park, Manchester, M15 6SZ, United Kingdom
- +44 (0) 161 226 0045