Temperature rise tests on electrical equipment and switchgear assemblies are used to determine the thermal designof contacts and conductors, as well as the insulating material components of the current carrying parts. In addition, these tests are used to verify that the permitted temperature values are within the limits as required by national and international standards. In order to be able to analyze long-time temperature rise tests for the verification of suitability, I²PS GmbH's measuring system has been specifically expanded to make it possible to record, analyze, and document physical variables such as forces and voltage drops as well. Since temperature rise tests cannot be conducted with extra-low voltage for all test objects (e.g., frequency converters and soft starters), there is a wide variety of load circuits and motors available as loads for this purpose.
IEC / EN 60947, IEC / EN 61439, IEC / EN 60269, UL489, UL508
Switchgear, distribution systems, components, terminals, etc.
An arc fault is a short-circuit that can occur due to a fault between live parts with different potentials and/or between live parts and bodies and can be the type of a high-current arc discharge (ionized gas plasma with a temperature of approx. 10,000 °C or higher – normally air). These tests are used to verify safety for operating personnel and the public.
Switchgear systems, switchgear combinations, low-voltage devices, medium-voltage devices
Devices such as electrical assemblies are protected from overcurrents by upstream protection devices. With our high-current test systems, we can determine trip values or potentially check if further to requirements from relevant product standards are being met. To determine the tripping current the test object is operated with its rated current. Then the current is increased until tripping occurs. Alternatively, the test object is loaded with a constant current, in which case the tripping characteristic is determined based on the time it takes for the device to trip.
IEC / EN 60947, IEC / EN 60898, IEC / EN 60269
Circuit-breakers, relays, fuses, etc.
The purpose of conducting an impulse withstand current test on current-carrying equipment such as switchgear or power distribution systems is to determine the mechanical stability of this equipment when subjected to large dynamic electromagnetic forces caused by the high currents.
IEC / EN 61439, IEC / EN 60947-series
Switchgear systems, distribution systems, busbar systems, etc.
Short-time withstand current testing is used to verify that a switchgear device or a distribution system is able to carry a short-circuit current for a specific time without being damaged.
IEC / EN 60947-Reihe, IEC / EN 61439-series
Switchgear, distribution systems, busbar systems