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Field Service TechTalks

Technical Discussions around Reliability Risks, Failures and Solutions

The main focus of Martec is to enhance reliability by providing guidance on solutions using TechTalks. Our objective is to assist engineers with information about the latest technologies available to add to their technical solutions.

Visual inspection is valuable, but insufficient for a comprehensive condition assessment of most items of electrical plant and equipment. In conducting a visual inspection, visible defects are evident, but many defects remain unseen because they are hidden below the surface or out of sight. Additionally, in many instances it is not possible to take the asset out of service and assessments must be conducted on-line.

Therefore, it is best to combine visual investigation with objective, systematic engineering processes including on-line condition assessments.

TechTalk – What is Partial Discharge?

Are you in the dark about Partial Discharge? This document outlines partial discharge and how it can affect an electrical insulation system.

TechTalk – Electrical Discharges in Medium Voltage Terminations

Our Service Advisor John Sherriff explains what PD (Partial Discharge) and PA (Partial Arcing) are and where and when these phenomena can be detected in a medium voltage system.

TechTalk – On-line Medium Voltage Switchgear

This TechTalk serves as an inspection and routine testing guide for switchgear, switchboard assemblies, and their associated components. It supports a predictive maintenance strategy.

TechTalk – Coivd-19 lockdown | Electrical Plant Risk Profile

Electrical engineers should carefully consider the best practice to ensure the reliability of the plant and safety of the personnel during and after the lockdown period.

TechTalk – Medium Voltage Switchgear

This TechTalk serves as an inspection and routine testing guide for switchgear, switchboard assemblies, and their associated components. It supports a predictive maintenance strategy.

TechTalk – Medium Voltage Motor Inspection and On-line Assessment

This TeckTalk serves as an inspection and routine testing guide for AC motors in support of a predictive maintenance strategy. The objective is to identify the system components for inspection and testing purposes to complement good maintenance practices and enhance reliability.

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