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#17: Helpful Tips for Medium-Voltage Circuit Breaker Testing
In this episode, Florian Fink, OMICRON product manager and circuit breaker testing enthusiast, talks about the importance of medium-voltage circuit breaker testing. He describes, for example, how medium-voltage circuit breaker testing differs from high-voltage circuit breaker testing, what are the typical tests and how often should they be performed. Florian also offers insights into what should be considered during off-line as well as in-service testing on medium-voltage circuit breakers.
#16: Improving the Quality of Power System Testing Data
The growing trend for cloud-based data management solutions is improving how power system testing data can be centrally stored in a safe location and easily shared among teams. In this episode, Martin Pfanner, product manager for OMICRON’s Primary Test Manager software, describes how such cloud-based data management solutions can ease the daily work of commissioning and maintenance teams and how cyber security demands can be met.
#15: AC/DC – Partial Discharge Testing Rocks!
Partial discharge (PD) measurement and analysis are highly effective for assessing the condition of electrical insulation. In this episode, OMICRON PD measurement and analysis experts Bogdan Gorgan and Ulrike Broniecki highlight the differences between AC and DC PD testing as well as what you should consider when performing these tests. Lastly, they describe the tools available that make AC and DC PD measurement and analysis easier than before.
#14: Mastering the Challenges of a Changing Power Grid – Today and Tomorrow
In this episode, Florian Fink, OMICRON product manager for industrial and distribution power grid applications, describes what is driving change in the power grid and how resulting challenges can best be mastered. He highlights how trying new ways of working and sharing experiences with colleagues are essential for preparing for current and future demands.
#13: Protection Testing – Settings-Based vs. System-Based Approaches
Protection systems play a key role for the safe and reliable operation of today’s electricity power systems. Protection systems should be tested on a regular basis to ensure power system reliability. In this episode, OMICRON protection testing experts Cord Mempel and Christopher Pritchard explain the differences between settings-based and system-based testing approaches and how they can be effectively combined. They also offer their insights on the future of protection testing.
#12: Essential for Substations – Cybersecurity!
Protecting the power grid against cyber attacks requires a security strategy throughout the substation network. In this episode of Energy Talks, we speak with Thomas Friedel, expert for cybersecurity at OMICRON. Thomas describes what it takes to implement a successful cybersecurity program in substations. He also discusses cybersecurity trends and what substations should be doing now to ensure reliable cybersecurity into the future.