130 Rue Léon Blum, 69100 Villeurbanne, FRANCE

+33 4 72 683434

Telefax: +33 4 72 683935
Key Contact Personnel:
Thierry Faussurier, Head of CERDA       Telephone:+33 4 72 683541
Year Founded: HV Lab: 1937 HP Lab: 1929
Total Number of Employees: 35


High Voltage Laboratory

Number of Employees in High Voltage Laboratory: 5
Dimension of Main Test Hall: 36 m length x 21 m width x 25 m height (test area 20 m length x 12 m width x 18 m height)
Dimension of Secondary Test Hall: 27 m length x 10 m width x 16 m height (test area 13 m length x 8 m width x 13 m height)
Dielectric Testing Facilities:  

  Max. Volt. Remarks
Impulse Testing:    
Lightning Impulse 3000 kV  
Switching Imp. (Dry) 1600 kV +500 kV rms bias test
Switching Imp. (Wet) 1600 kV  
A.C. Testing:    
Dry 1150 kV +500 kV rms bias test
Wet 1150 kV  
D.C. Testing:    
Dry 1000 kV  
Partial Discharge & RIV Testing: PD 750 kV / RIV 550 kV  
Capacitance & Tan ∂ Testing: 350 kV  

Other Tests Performed on Insulators, Arresters, Bushings, Cable Terminations: Type test on varistors (for arresters class 1 to 4); type tests on bushings and cable-box terminations up to 800 kV rated voltage.

High Power Laboratory

Total Number of Employees in CERDA HP Laboratory: 16
Kind of Power Source for the HP Laboratory:
Short circuit generators (3) and transformers (6)
Specifications of Main Test Bay:
Possible Power Frequency: 50 Hz
Max MVA: 5000 MVA 3 phases Max: kV: 440 Max. kA & Duration: 100 kA / 3 sec.
Synthetic Installation: Total main capacitor 8.2 μF. Maximum charging voltage: 800 kV
Max. kV in Test Bay from Synthetic Installation: 950 kVp S.I.
Electrical Tests:
Medium Voltage Tests: Three-phase direct testing at 100 kA – 12 kV
High Voltage Tests:
Single Phase Tests = Direct Testing: 104 kA /13.9 kV to 6.3 kA / 269 kV
Synthetic Testing: one complete pole rated 63 kA – 550 kV – 50/60 Hz
Other Types of High Power Tests Offered: Artificial line for short line fault up to 63 kA, synthetic closing tests up to 550 kV / 63 kA
High Current Test Facilities & Capabilities: One transformer for short-time current tests up to 100 kA and 280 kAp

Other Test Capabilities

Mechanical Tests: Only mechanical endurance type-tests
Environmental Tests: Climatic test chamber 2 x 230 = 460 m3 -60 to +60°C with tightness tests and icing test
Temperature Rise Tests:
Three phase at 10 kA.
Single phase at 50 kA with ambient temp. up to 40°C
Surge Arrester Tests: According to IEC 60099-4 up to 20 kV class 5

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