(PRWEB) November 09, 2012
Test Equipment Connection Announces Availability of new Megger OTS60SX oil dielectric strength test set beginning November, 2012.
The OTS60SX is a lightweight, semi-automatic, oil dielectric strength test set. The instrument is suitable for field use and is powered from a range of line voltages. The maximum 60 kV output allows tests to be performed on oil from a wide variety of electrical installations including transformers, circuit breakers and other equipment.
The microprocessor controlled, semi automatic operation allows the user to select a choice of voltage rise rates as specified in many national standards. The start button will then initiate the test. If oil breakdown occurs the instrument will remove the test voltage and display the breakdown value. Alternatively the user can pause the test voltage at any time to carry out a withstand test. The voltage will be maintained at this level for one minute or until breakdown. After one minute the voltage will automatically continue to rise until breakdown occurs or to the maximum output of the instrument.
Many factors can lead to a weakening of the insulation properties of oil. Oil degradation takes place due to oxidation, acids, sludge, gas and water absorption. These processes change the electrical properties of the oil which can be seen from a dielectric strength test. The range of oil test sets available from Megger Limited offers solutions for all oil testing applications. The popular OTS60PB is a fully automatic portable unit. The automatic, laboratory OTSAF/2 series incorporate a built in printer and enable the user to program custom tests.