Megger ups the ante in oil testing
Redesigned in their entirety after a detailed analysis of user requirements, the new range of oil test sets from Megger sets new standards for performance, ease of use, reliability and value for money. The new OTS range includes laboratory instruments for testing at up to 100 kV, and portable instruments - including the world's lightest oil test sets in the 60 kV and 75 to 80 kV ranges - for testing at up to 80 kV.
All of the instruments in the range use the same test vessel, which is manufactured from a plastic material that has been specially selected as impervious to the effects of insulating oils and cleaning agents of all types. The use of plastic means that the vessels are much more resistant to breakage than their conventional glass counterparts and also much less expensive - both major benefits, particularly for those who prefer to use separate vessels for each type of oil.
Megger's new oil test sets also offer convenient and precise thumbwheel adjustment for electrode spacing. Unlike all other currently available instruments, the adjuster incorporates a locking mechanism that completely eliminates the problem of accidental electrode movement during testing.
Other key features include a convenient pouring lip on the test vessel, a unique test chamber drain for spilt oil, automatic oil temperature measurement, support for both output voltage and output current breakdown detection, and facilities for storing results internally and on standard USB memory sticks. Data output is provided in .csv format for transfer in to laboratory information management system software (LIMS). USB memory sticks can also be used for loading different test standards.