- Lightning impulse (2.2 MV)
- High voltage AC (1 MV)
- High voltage DC (1 MV)
- High power (to 100 kA, to 230 kV)
- High current (6 kA)
- Vibration (conductor span and platform shaker)
- Tensile (150,000 lb.)
- Compression (60,000 lb.)
- Salt Fog
- Ultraviolet light/condensation
- Conductor creep
- Underground Cable and Cable Accessories
- Cable Pulling
- Wood/Concrete Pole Strength
- Line Hardware
- Overhead Conductor
- Dampers (single line and spacer)
- Component Engineering Analysis
- Component Design
- Component failure analysis – all types
- Safety incident evaluation
- Reliability studies
- Grounding – grid designs/safety
- Exposure voltage studies
- New product evaluation
- Evaluate unique product applications
- Component design
- Design of experiments
- System protection
- System operation studies (example: Volt/VAR optimization)
We are funded by 40 electric utilities and companies that provide products and services to utilities. Both collaborative and proprietary projects are performed for the Membership. For more information, click here.
NEETRAC is ready to work with our Members and non members to perform test programs according to industry standards, or we can develop customized programs to assess specific equipment system performance characteristics.
NEETRAC works with utilities and manufacturers to improve electric grid reliability and efficiency and to enable the integration of renewable energy sources.
Forensics - Cable Failure Analysis
PERSONNEL AND EXPERIENCE
Our engineers and technicians have many years of experience conducting goal-oriented research and testing projects for the electric power industry.
We know how electric power systems work. Each day we work with electric utilities and their suppliers to solve problems related to the transmission, distribution and utilization of electric energy.
Our staff is actively involved in industry committees (ASTM, IEEE, ANSI, AEIC and others) that write many of the standards and specifications used to evaluate electric utility products. This involvement helps us stay up to date with industry trends, new products, and the experiences of others.
S&C High Power Laboratory in Chicago, IL
(Two 850 MVA Short-Circuit Generators)
- Failure Analysis
- Material Evaluation
- System Analysis
- Grounding Design
- Stray Voltage Mitigation
- Diagnostic Testing
- Qualification Testing
- Asset Data Analysis