Comprehensive testing for electric motors & generators, rotating equipment, and power distribution

IPS comprehensive testing covers your critical infrastructure. We test equipment on-site, “as received” and “as shipped” after in-shop repair.

Test data and our analytics validate IPS engineering recommendations and guide our solution development. We can schedule testing during planned outages or to start predictive and preventive maintenance.

For more on IPS comprehensive testing or to request a proposal, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

Testing for electric motors & generators

Our on-site and in-shop diagnostics for electric motors and generators include electrical testing:

  • Run testing through 15,000 VAC / 1,000 VDC
  • No load testing up to 37,500 HP @ 13.8 kV
  • Full load testing through 4,500 HP @ 13.8 kV
  • Computerized core loss up to 500 kVA and 30,000 HP
  • IEEE 43 Insulation Resistance – Megger®
  • IEEE 43 Polarization Index (PI) Ratio
  • IEEE 95 Hi-Pot
    • AC Hi-Pot to 100 kV
    • DC Hi-Pot to 100 kV
  • IEEE 286 Power Factor Tip Up / Dissipation Factor
  • IEEE 522 Surge Test up to 50 kV
  • IEEE 1043 Voltage Endurance up to 13.8 kV
  • IEEE 1310 Thermal Cycling
  • IEEE 1434 Partial Discharge (PD) Testing
    • PD Camera
    • Corona (TVA) Probe
    • Blackout test
    • UV Camera testing
  • IEEE 1776-2008 Water Immersion up to 13.8 kV
  • ABB Life Expectancy Analysis Program (LEAP)
  • Doble® Test
  • Electromagnetic Core Imperfection Detector (EL CID)
  • On-line and off-line Partial Discharge (PD) Testing
  • PdMA Motor Circuit Evaluation (MCEmax)
  • DC Conductivity Test
  • Capacitance/Capacitance Tip Up
  • Inductive Impedance Test
  • Locked rotor testing
  • Thermography
  • Ultrasonic testing
  • Vibration & Operational Deflection Mode Shape (ODMS)

We offer non-destructive analysis when appropriate. These tests include:

  • Motion amplification technology
  • Dye penetrant
  • Magnetic particle
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasonic thickness

For more on IPS testing for electric motors and generators, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

Testing for rotating equipment

We provide comprehensive testing for pumps, fans, compressors, and blowers — on-site and in our service centers. These include:

  • Flow testing for pumps, “as received” and “as shipped,” for benchmarking
  • Vibration analysis, “as received” and “as shipped,” for benchmarking
  • Performance testing on blowers
  • Mechanical run testing
  • Critical speed mapping
  • Troubleshooting and failure analysis

For more on IPS electrical testing for rotating equipment, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

Electrical testing for power distribution equipment

IPS tests to identify and correct factors that cause equipment deterioration, accidents, or failure. This includes non-invasive testing performed without an outage.

Our power management business has a dedicated L-series DILO SF6 gas cart, calibrated to process high-voltage circuit breakers up to 500kV. It performs all key functions for environmentally friendly handling of SF6 gas in commissioning and maintenance of gas-insulated electrical equipment.

Our power distribution testing includes:

  • Low, medium, and high voltage equipment testing, troubleshooting, and repair
  • Protective relay testing, calibration, and repairs
  • OCB, vacuum, and SF6 testing and repairs
  • Switchgear maintenance and repairs
  • Grounding system testing, calibration, and repairs
  • Control circuit troubleshooting
  • OEM support on all manufacturers’ equipment
  • Cable testing (power factor and hi-pot)
  • Breaker mechanism travel testing
  • Battery and UPS systems

IPS contract maintenance programs use testing to improve substation performance and reliability of your electrical system and equipment. Our maintenance testing complies with the latest NETA MTS standard.

For more on our electrical testing for power distribution equipment, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

IPS has close working relationships with OEMs