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Measurement and analysis techniques are possible with a combination of sensors and processing tools to accurately assess the condition of MV switchgear components during in-service conditions.

A dielectric withstand test or “high potential” or “hipot” test is an electrical test performed on a component or product to determine the effectiveness of its insulation.

Failure of electrical switchgear can cause death, severe injury and significant damage. Switchgear failure is rare, but when it occurs, the results can be catastrophic.

To warn substation operators of electrical discharge activity either for safety reasons or as early warning to maintenance personnel.