ABB AB, High Power Laboratory

Lyviksvägen 14, SE-771 80 Ludvika, SWEDEN


+46 240 782 606

Address: Lyviksvägen 14, SE-771 80 Ludvika, SWEDEN
Telephone: (46) 240 782 606   Telefax: (46) 240 782 619
Key Contact Personnel:
Johan Lidholm, Laboratory Manager
Tomas Bergström, Marketing Manager
Year Founded: HP Lab: 1933
Total Number of Employees: 43
Major Export Markets Served (2016): Asia, Middle East, Europe, USA

High Power Laboratory

Total Number of Employees in HP Laboratory: 39
Kind of Power Source for the HP Laboratory: Two short circuit generators
Specifications of Main Test Bay:
Dimension of Main Test Hall: Two high-voltage test cells, 24 m x 15 m x 17 m
Dimension of Secondary Test Hall: Seven medium-voltage test cells Synthetic Installation: Two circuits, ±880 kV, main capacitor bank 6.7 MJ, parallel-current injection/voltage-injection, 4- parameter TRV, a.c. recovery voltage; Three-phase synthetic testing; Synthetic capacitive-current switching. Synthetic making tests up to 550 kV full-pole
Possible Power Frequency: from 16 2/3 to 60 Hz
Max. kV in Test Bay from Synthetic Installation: 1100 kVp; 550 kV / 80 kA (full pole), single-phase testing & 245 kV / 63 kA, three-phase testing
Electrical Tests:
Medium Voltage Tests:
Short circuit making & breaking tests, capacitive current switching tests, internal-arc tests, pressure-relief tests, power-arc tests, bus-transfer switching tests, induced-current switching tests; short-circuit withstand tests on transformers, current transformers, disconnectors, reactors, line-traps; breaking capacity & service-duty tests on on-load tap-changers
High Voltage Tests:
Terminal-fault, short-line fault, out-of-phase switching, line-charging switching, cable-charging switching, single capacitor bank switching & shunt reactor switching tests on HV circuit breakers up to 800 kV rating, short circuit withstand test on power transformers
Heat Run Tests: 25 kA max. continuous current at 50 & 60 Hz
Mechanical testing:
Dimension of test hall: 16 m x 13 m x 22 m
Dimension of secondary test halls: 1 1 m x 7 m x 15 m
Type Testing of High voltage and Medium Voltage Equipment according to international product standards (IEC, IEEE).
Others: Mechanical cycling test, cantilever test, pull tests.
Climate chamber 1.0 x 1.6 x 0.9 m (-70 …+180), Quantifying gas leakage rate of products.
Surge Arrester Tests:
Testing of HV and MV Surge Arresters. Thermal, TOV, Power Frequency, Mechanical load and Short Circuit tests.


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