Ormazabal Corporate Technology

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P. Empresarial Boroa, Parcela No. 24
Amorebieta (Bizkaia), 48340
Spain

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Overview

Research and testing laboratories are ILAC/ENAC accredited according to IEC/ISO 17025
Key Contact Personnel:
Javier Larrieta, General Manager jlz@ormazabal.com
Iñaki Orue, Laboratory Manager ios@ormazabal.com
Year Founded: HV Lab: 1985 HP Lab: 2008
Total Number of Employees: 50
Major Markets Served (2017): Europe


High Voltage Laboratory

Number of Employees in High Voltage Laboratory: 4
Dielectric Testing Facilities:

Max. Voltage
Impulse Testing:
Lightning Impulse 300 kV
A.C. Testing:
Dry 100 kV
Partial Discharge & RIV Testing: 100 kV

Other Tests Performed on Insulators, Arresters, Bushings, Cable Terminations: Temperature Rise Tests (up to 6000 A), Accelerated ageing tests (up to 100 kV / 2000 A)


High Power Laboratory

Total Number of Employees in High Power Laboratory: 8
Kind of Power Source for the HP Laboratory: Short-Circuit Generator
Specifications of Main Test Bay: Laboratory is equipped with two indoor test bays, one of them specially designed for internal arc tests, as well as an outdoor test bay for larger test objects such as complete substations
Possible Power Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Max. MVA: 2500 MVA 3-phases Max. kV: 41.5 kV Max. kA & Duration: 40 kA / 3 sec. (80 kA / 1sec LV)
Electrical Tests: 
High Voltage Tests: Up to 40 kA and up to 41.5 kV (1 or 3 phase) Internal arc tests, Short circuit current withstand test, Short-Circuit making and breaking tests, Mainly active load switching tests, Capacitive/Inductive current switching tests, Short-circuit tests for transformers and reactors.
Low Voltage Tests: Up to 80 kA (1 or 3 phase) Internal arc tests, Short circuit current withstand test, Short-circuit tests for transformers and reactors.
Test Line: Mechanical and Environmental Tests
Mechanical Tests: Mechanical operation and endurance tests, Degree of Protection
Environmental Tests: Climatic chamber (up to -40.C to +180.C), Salt spray fog.
Number of Employees in Other Facilities: 38


Smart-Grid Laboratory (“UDEX”)

Total Number of Employees in UDEX Laboratory: 3
Power Source for the UDEX: Short-Circuit Generator, Diesel Generator, Utility Network, Wind Turbine, PV Plant.
Description: Experimental MV Grid designed to research, develop and verify equipment and systems in a real grid, reproducing normal conditions and anomalous situations such as a short-circuit.
Specifications of Main Test Bay: Laboratory is equipped with an indoor test bay, as well as an outdoor area for complete Medium Voltage substations.
Max. kV: 36 kV Possible Power Frequency: 50/60 Hz Max. MVA: 2500 MVA 3-phases (short-circuit), 2000 kVA (permanent)
Available Tests:
Short circuit behavior of real networks, Electrical protections and network automation, Network diagnostic systems (on-line PD detection), Power Line Communications (PLC), AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructures), Active demand management, Dynamic configuration of the distribution network, Electric vehicle integration in the distribution network, Integration of energy storage, Power quality and efficiency.
Test Line: Mechanical and Environmental Tests
Mechanical Tests: Mechanical operation and endurance tests, Degree of Protection
Environmental Tests: Climatic chamber (up to -40ºC to +180ºC), Salt spray fog.
Number of Employees in Other Facilities: 35