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Stay Online With Partial Discharge Testing
How to maintain continuous power supply while measuring for weak spots.
directed at bringing PD-OL to the market, combined with extensive testing in the field. In addition, further work on the PD-OL methodology focuses on the application of PD-OL in difficult networks (branched, cross-bonded, many RMUs, etc.) and to the further enhancement of knowledge rules.
The advantages make PD-OL attractive in a much wider environment of cable diagnostics. Especially because (1) a control room can monitor all cables connected to PD-OL; and (2) not only long-term defects, but also so-called “short term” defects can be traced prior to breakdown.