ETL-40

CABLE TEST VAN

ETL-40 is a fully equipped van-mounted cable test and fault location system which allows to:

  • Test cable insulation with DC voltage up to 40 kV;
  • Burn faulty cable insulation with a DC current up to 1 A;
  • Pre-locate cable faults with an aid of a built-in time-domain reflectometer;
  • Pinpoint faults with an acoustic method.

CENTRALISED CONTROL

The entire system is controlled from a central operator station. Microprocessor based operation ensures high measurement accuracy and reliability of the test results.

DC TESTING

ETL-40 cable test van allows to carry out cable acceptance tests with high DC voltage up to 40 kV.

FAULT PRE-LOCATION

Time-domain reflectometer RIF-9, integrated into the ETL-40 control panel, is used for detecting and determining the distance to various types of faults in electrical power cables with the main pre‑location methods:

Low-voltage method

  • TDR (time-domain reflectometry): low-resistance faults and breaks.

High-voltage methods

  • ARC/ARC multi-shot (single impulse / multiple impulse arc reflection method): high-resistance and unstable faults.
  • ICE (impulse current envelope method): high-resistance faults that cannot be converted to low-resistance ones by burning faulty insulation.
  • DECAY (voltage wave oscillation method): faults with high breakdown voltage.

BURN UNIT

As standard ETL-40 systems are equipped with a burn unit which delivers current up to 1 A at up to 20 kV voltage.

High-resistance cable faults may be converted to the low-resistance onces by burning faulty insulation which allows to subsequently apply pre-location and/or pinpointing methods for precise fault localisation.

SURGE WAVE GENERATOR WITH A VOLTAGE LEVELS SWITCH

A surge wave generator with up to 2000 J surge energy is used in ETL-40 for pinpointing cable faults with an acoustic method.

The generator is supplemented with a surge level switch allowing to select output voltage in the ranges of 0 … 8 / 16 / 32 kV, which delivers maximum possible energy of the surge pulses.

FITS INTO MOST VEHICLES

ETL-40 is designed to fit into the majority of the popular vehicles.

The compact composition of the modules making the system up allows it to be mounted even in short wheel base vans.

SAFETY

All cable test vans of ETL family are equipped with all-round operator safety systems consisting of the following modules and devices:

Grounding

  • ✓ Protective earthing of the equipment and van chassis
  • ✓ Operating grounding
  • ✓ Vehicle chassis potential monitoring
  • ✓ Continuous grounding monitoring system
  • ✓ Automatic discharge device

Protection

  • ✓ Overvoltage
  • ✓ Overcurrent
  • ✓ Overheating
  • ✓ Position monitoring of high-voltage switches

High voltage switch off

  • ✓ EMERGENCY STOP button
  • ✓ Power keylock switch
  • ✓ Open rear door monitoring
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* Products specifications are subject to change without notice. *


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