Independent Power Engineering Consultants (IPEC) was founded in 1994, with the objective of transferring cutting edge technology to the power industry by generating a dialogue between academic research, industry and commerce. This has enabled the power industry not only to fully exploit the research and innovation of scientists at the forefront of power engineering, but to make an active contribution to the direction of future research and development. In turn, IPEC has been able to respond efficiently to market demands and develop commercially viable products that bring real monitoring and control solutions to the power industry.
IPEC are experts in On-line Partial Discharge (PD) testing of MV and HV plants. We develop world leading technology in the detection and location of PD in cables, switchgear and accessories. The ASM, our PD monitor for permanent installation, is used on over 3,500 HV assets around the world; by both utilities and industrial.
Based in Manchester in the UK, IPEC offer turnkey solutions for asset monitoring and testing. Our products range from simple to use instruments for routine spot testing, to sophisticated permanently installed systems that can, for instance, be used to monitor every joint and termination on a 20km long EHV cable.
IPEC work with clients around the world, including; UK Power Networks (formerly EDF Energy Networks), BP, E.ON, Network Rail, Electricite de Strasbourg, Freescale Semiconductor, EDF, NRM,EnBW, Demasz, Western Power, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, LG Chemical, China Steel Corporation, Taiwan Power Company, Hong Kong Electric and many more.
IPEC specialise in the design and manufacture of partial discharge monitoring and testing solutions for the power industry. Our PD products range includes Portable Switchgear PD Testing Instruments, Cable PD Testing Systems, Permanent PD Monitoring for MV, HV and EHV systems and our range of PD Sensors.
Acoustic Probe for Surface
Discharge and Corona Detection
Capacitively Coupled TEV Sensor
for metal clad Switchgear
Split core Transducers for
retrofitting to existing terminations
IPEC’s team of professional and expert service engineers have a wealth of experience in testing, diagnosis, investigation and support. In order to best meet our customer’s needs IPEC offers a range of PD services.
IPEC provide full PD testing and defect location services for MV and HV cable, switchgear and other substation assets.
IPEC offers the complete solution to cable partial discharge, using the most advanced equipment on the market.
IPEC provide training on PD; what it is and its effects and consequences, as well as testing and location methods. We also provide bespoke training on all of our products according to customer requirements.
IPEC provide Partial Discharge surveys using a number of products to accurately assess and detect the presence of Partial Discharge.
IPEC offers a range of monitoring service levels including regularly checking the PD activity so if ever there is a critical issue the customer is contacted directly.
IPEC store data on our in-house servers for ultimate security and data protection; records can be accessed any time at the customer’s requirement.
Leasing service for portable and permanent PD Test Equipment. Short, medium or long term leasing. Pure Rental options or managed leasing available.
IPEC are experts in On-line Partial Discharge (PD) testing of MV and HV plants. We develop world leading technology in the detection and location of PD in cables, switchgear and accessories. The ASM, our PD monitor for permanent installation, is used on over 3,500 HV assets around the world.
The PD Detector is the latest product from IPEC’s PD-SG series. The instrument detects TEV signals generated by internal partial discharge as well as acoustic discharge generated by surface tracking or corona.
This webinar was hosted on the 8th April 2020. During the coronavirus pandemic and with many customers, partners and IPEC employees working from home, we thought we would take the opportunity to host this webinar to discuss a little about IPEC and online Partial Discharge (online PD) theory and detection.