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HIGH-VOLTAGE TESTING LABORATORY IN THE US
HIGH-VOLTAGE TESTING LABORATORY IN THE US The imperative for efficient energy transmission across vast distances has escalated, propelling manufacturers into intensified research, development, and production endeavors to create components capable of withstanding and transmitting higher voltages with optimal efficiency. Amidst this landscape, KEMA Labs High-Voltage laboratories stands tall as a globally recognized and independent facility […]
High-Power Testing Laboratories in the US
HIGH-POWER TEST LABORATORY IN THE US – THE LARGEST FACILITY IN AMERICA Located in Chalfont, Pennsylvania (USA), KEMA LABs stands as a beacon of excellence for electrical testing services. KEMA LABs specializes in a broad array of tests , notably including both AC and DC high-power short-circuit examinations, as well as extensive high-voltage assessments.  Our […]
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Testing experiences on extruded cable systems up to 525kVdc in the first third party worldwide laboratory
The booming of renewable power stations (solar and wind mill mainly), the increase use of Interconnectors and submarine cables , the construction of urban substations in big cities with intense population and the need to avoid the use the overhead lines (right of way and so on), are the main factors leading to the increasing […]
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KEMA Labs
KEMA Labs is world renowned Testing , Inspections & Certification organization. Located at several sites across the globe, we combine traditional with state-of-the-art gear to ensure every kind of grid equipment, from medium- to ultra high-voltage , can be tested , satisfying today’s increasingly demanding criteria for performance and safety . Brief history 1927      KEMA […]
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High Power Testing Laboratories
Kema Labs High Power Laboratories provide short circuit, switching testing and short time current testing based on international and regional standards, to utilities and equipment manufacturers all over the world. Several high power labs are available in different locations , with short circuit power starting from 2,000MVA up to 15,000 MVA three phase, the widest […]
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High Voltage Testing Laboratories
It has become increasingly important to be able to transport energy over longer distances, pushing manufacturers to research, develop and produce components that can operate at higher voltages. KEMA Labs High-Voltage laboratories is a renowned independent facility for testing and certifying medium and high voltage components used in electrical infrastructure . Our Laboratories can test […]
CHALFONT LABORATORIES JOINS CESI
Milan, March 2, 2020 – The change in ownership of the Chalfont (USA) Laboratories ‘ from DNV GL to CESI has completed today. The independent testing facility in Chalfont is the largest of its kind in the United States. It features 1000 MVA and 2500 MVA short-circuit generators; a 1500 kV impulse generator; a 600-kV […]
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CESI’s new HVDC Laboratory Opening Ceremony
​ CESI’s newest HVDC Laboratory at FGH’s Facility will be celebrated in Mannheim on September 2nd, 2014 with a unique Opening Ceremony at the presence of local stakeholders and key international clients. CEOs from global Utilities and Cables manufacturers, alongside with top business professionals, will gather and discuss during a special Symposium about the state […]
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High Voltage Direct Current Laboratories
HVDC power transmission is becoming increasingly important as great amounts of energy generated by remote renewable energy sources have to be transported over large distances, and, its share grows rapidly. If transmission lines fail, it leads to huge outage costs that can seriously affect project cash flows. As a result, system operators and manufacturers are […]
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Synthetic testing laboratories
KEMA Labs has been a pioneer in developing synthetic test methods. Our Laboratories has achieved the most powerful short circuit and synthetic test capabilities ever in our independent testing and certification laboratory , which can short-circuit test 1,200 kV power equipment, with the highest short circuit power of up to 15,000 MVA. Reaching the high […]
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Safety issues in case of internal arc on HV cable terminations, bushings
Worldwide demand for new T&D networks will increase in the near future pushing the utilities to install a larger number of high voltage equipment like cable terminations, bushings and surge arresters. Meanwhile the attention to environmental and safety issues is generally increasing . The aim of this paper is to analyze the potential risks associated […]
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CESI at first Cable Middle East 2015 – Abu Dhabi (UAE)
​1st Advanced cable Middle East 2015 conference brought together over 110 senior representatives from leading companies and organizations Internationally and regionally. Delegates took part in detailed debates investigating the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the Middle East market. The conference proved to be an excellent forum for discussion and knowledge sharing as well […]
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Mannheim
The Mannheim laboratories are located in the south east of the city between the Neckar and Rhein rivers in one of the largest green areas in Baden-Württemberg. The labs’ history dates back to 1956, when the high voltage testing laboratory and the modern high power test laboratories were built. The site also boasts cutting-edge facilities […]
High Power Testing Laboratories
High-Power Testing Services
high-power Testing Services Kema Labs Laboratories provide high-power testing services which include short circuit, switching testing , and short-time current testing based on international and regional standards, to utilities and equipment manufacturers all over the world. Several high-power labs are available in different locations, with short circuit power starting from 2,000MVA up to 15,000 MVA […]
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High Voltage Testing
Component manufacturers are continually striving to produce equipments that are capable of operating at higher voltage stresses with more challenging insulation coordination requirements.  Research and development into these cutting-edge components is increasingly important due to the growing need to move energy over longer distances.  The High-Voltage Laboratory at KEMA Labs is an independent facility that […]
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CESI SELECTED BY GERMAN TSOs
CESI has been selected as one of the contracted testing centers by the four German transmission companies to test both the reliability and safety of the three electricity corridors’ cable systems that will connect the significant wind potential of the North and Baltic Sea to the big cities and to the vast industrial complexes of […]
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KEMA Labs Berlin
Nestled in the northeastern expanse of Berlin, along the vibrant Landsberger Allee and close to the industrial heartland of Lichtenberg, KEMA Labs Berlin emerges as a testament of innovation and excellence in the electrical testing . Founded in 1956 as a national German high power test laboratory , today it stands as a leading facility […]
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The first European independent HVDC lab
​The new lab represents a global center of excellence and is based on “state-of-the-art” technologies for testing cables , components and innovative systems for High Voltage Direct Current, a strategic asset for long distance energy transmission. It is the first and biggest European independent laboratory for Direct Current and it leverages the most modern technologies […]
High Power Testing Laboratories
High Power Testing: Advanced Methodologies and Certifications
KEMA Labs High Power Laboratories stands at the forefront of cutting-edge high power testing solutions, catering to the intricate requirements of global utilities and equipment manufacturers. With our state-of-the-art facilities and seasoned test engineers, we provide technical expertise and precision in high power testing . Comprehensive High Power Testing Capabilities Our extensive repertoire of high […]
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HVDC: Back to the future
​The future began in Gotland in 1950. It is here, between this island 90 kilometers off the coast of Sweden and the mainland, that the first direct current connection for the transmission of electricity was made. Though limited in size and power, the project has had enormous resonance. In fact, the prototype developed by ABB […]