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Kinectrics HV Lab Expands Corona Testing Capabilities

June 17, 2011

As part of an ongoing capital expansion program in its Transmission and Distribution business, Kinectrics has recently purchased leading-edge camera technology to expand corona testing capabilities in its High Voltage (HV) Laboratory.

Kinectrics new DayCor® Superb Corona Detection system identifies sources of corona, partial discharge, micro arcing and arcing that may lead to audio noise, radio / TV interference and electrical mechanical failures.

A key advantage of the technology--which produces both video and still images--is its ability to detect corona discharges under any lighting and weather conditions. Corona testing is performed to demonstrated that an insulator or other test object will be corona free under normal field operating conditions.

The portable, lightweight camera system can be set up quickly for both lab and field work, offering clients a more efficient, lower cost overall corona testing process.

The new corona camera system complements a full range of specialized services offered by Kinectrics High Voltage Testing Facility.