The ASM-P is a Portable PD Monitoring system for cables, switchgear and other high voltage assets. The unit is part of the IPEC’s wider range of on-line Partial Discharge monitoring systems. The ASM-P can be configured with up to 32 PD sensor channels. If excessive discharge is detected, the ASM-P raises an alarm that can be configured either locally or by email/SMS. This enables the long-term assessment of plant conditions to be carried out quickly and easily, from any remote computer.
The PD-SG1 is a Switchgear PD detection and location instrument. The unit detects TEV signals generated by internal discharge, as well as acoustic discharge generated by surface tracking or corona. The dual CC-TEV sensors allow for accurate the location of PD in Switchgear up to 8cm in length.
The PD-SGS is a dual transducer PD detector for Switchgear. The instrument detects TEV signals generated by internal discharge, as well as acoustic discharge generated by surface tracking or corona.
Partial Discharge is attributed to the failure of 80% of electrical plants. Early detection of PD can be essential in protecting equipment and personnel. By incorporating expert Partial Discharge assessment and investigation by IPEC's professional team of service engineers and consultants, a full assessment of key plants offer advantages to asset managers.
Our range of Partial Discharge monitors are designed for application on critical assets; including MV, HV and EHV cables, Switchgear and accessories. Partial discharge data collected from distributed monitors is stored in a central database. Customers have password protected access to this data via the Internet, allowing them to browse the data and analyse plant conditions from any PC.
IPEC supplies Partial Discharge products and conducts PD testing around the world, either directly or via our comprehensive network of agents. Including: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the USA.

About IPEC

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

Our Clients

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.

IPEC Background

IPEC team photo (2) - websiteIndependent 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.

Contact Details

Head Office

  • IPEC Ltd, Rutherford House, Manchester Science Park, Manchester, M15 6SZ, United Kingdom
  • +44 (0) 161 226 0045
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