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Peter Dawson
Peter Dawson
08:04 Oct-14-2003
Circuit Breaker Inspection 525 Kv

What technologies are available to examine (preferably in real time) the internals of large diameter Circuit Breakers: 6mm thk Alum x 1.2m diam cylindrical contruction? The aim is to inspect the internal electrical componentry to determine if damage or deterioration has occurred which could result in unexpected short circuit and failure. Generally the access is difficult and conventional radiography both film based and realtime have proved inconclusive.

Any Suggestions?



    
 
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Todd Allen
Consultant, Ground Penetrating Radar ( GPR )
Radarview Concrete and Underground 3D Imaging, USA, Joined Jan 2003, 7

Todd Allen

Consultant, Ground Penetrating Radar ( GPR )
Radarview Concrete and Underground 3D Imaging,
USA,
Joined Jan 2003
7
03:06 Oct-15-2003
Re: Circuit Breaker Inspection 525 Kv
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: What technologies are available to examine (preferably in real time) the internals of large diameter Circuit Breakers: 6mm thk Alum x 1.2m diam cylindrical contruction? The aim is to inspect the internal electrical componentry to determine if damage or deterioration has occurred which could result in unexpected short circuit and failure. Generally the access is difficult and conventional radiography both film based and realtime have proved inconclusive.
: Any Suggestions?
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Hello there. My company performs Thermography to inspect circuitry in buildings for evidence of overheating. Deterioration at connections would result in a thermal change and are therefore detectable. The circuits would need to be live.

Thanks,
Todd

Todd Allen
Manager
Radarview Structural and Underground Services
Phone: 281-705-9476
Fax: 281-812-6590
Email: tallen@radarview.tv




    
 
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John Hansen
John Hansen
08:28 Oct-16-2003
Re: Circuit Breaker Inspection 525 Kv
This is the sort of thickness where eddy current can be usefull. Although your description is some waht vague.

Any chance of sending me a sample of good and bad (a section will do and wee can have a look at it). See our web site www.hocking.com for the address.

Regards

John Hansen


    
 
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