Brugg Cables High Voltage Laboratory

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Klosterzelgstrasse 28
Brugg, CH-5201

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Key Contact Personnel:
Cristiano Maggioni,
Head of HV & MV laboratories
Cesare De Blasiis, Test engineer
Zoran Matijevic, Test engineer
Year Founded: 1896 HV Lab: 2014
Total Number of Employees: 680
Quality Certifications: ISO 9001:2008 certified since 1997, ISO 14001, ISO 17025
Major Markets Served (2017): Middle East, Europe, India, China, North and South America, Canada

Total Number of Employees in the HV Laboratory: 8
Dimension of Main Test Hall: 36 m length x 22 m width x 24 m height
Dimension of Secondary Test Hall: 21 m length x 18 m width x 10 m height 
Dielectric Testing Facilities:

Impulse Testing: Max. Volt. Standard
Lightning Impulse 3000 kV, 150 kJ, secondary hall: 1500 kV  IEC
Switching Impulse (Dry) 2500 kV, secondary hall: 1200 kV  IEC
A.C. Testing:
Dry/Wet 1200 kV, 6.5 A, secondary test hall: 500 kV
PD & RIV Testing: noise level < 2 pC
Capacitance & Tan ∂ Testing: up to 400 kV, secondary test all up to 400 kV
D.C. Testing:
Dry 840 kV, 10 mA, secondary test hall 100 kV

Ageing Tests: for MV cables inside water basins and for silicone oil samples: one facility up to 50 kV, one facility up to 100 kV
Other Tests Performed on Insulators, Arresters, Bushings, Cable Terminations: HV capacitor tests up to 600 kV
HV Cable Testing:

Max. Volt./Current
Load Cycling 4000 A
AC Voltage up to 1200 kV
DC Voltage 840 kV
Lightning Impulse 3000 kV
Switching Impulse 2500 kV
Capacitance & Tan ∂ Testing: 400 kV
Test Loop Length (m) max. 100 m