Key Contact Personnel:
Rui Manuel Martins, Tests & Trials Director email@example.com
Pedro Nunes, Head of HV Laboratory firstname.lastname@example.org
Anabela Peixoto, Head of Insulating Materials Laboratory email@example.com
André Coelho, Head of Overhead Power Lines Inspection firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlos Varandas, Certification, Qualification and Inspections Dir. email@example.com
Cristina Marin, Environment Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Andreia Leiria, Energy Consulting Director email@example.com
Catarina Silva, Business Development Director catarina.silva@edp.
Year Founded: HV Lab: 1985
Total Number of Employees: 130
Major Export Markets Served (2021): Europe, Mozambique, Angola, Brazil, UAE, Macau, China.
High Voltage Laboratory
Dimension of Main Test Hall: 29 m length x 17 m width x 19 m height
Dimension of Secondary Test Hall: 9 m x 6 m x 7.5 m
|Impulse Testing:||Max. Volt./Current||Standard/Remarks|
|Lightning Impulse||2400 kV||IEC, CENELEC, ANSI|
|Switching Impulse (Dry)||2400 kV||IEC, CENELEC, ANSI|
|Switching Impulse (Wet)||1200 kV||IEC, CENELEC, ANSI|
|Dry/Wet||800 kV||50 Hz and 100Hz up to 175Hz|
|Partial Discharge & RIV Testing:||800 kV|
|Capacitance & Tan δ Testing||Lab – up to 600 kV
Field – 12 kV
Pollution and Environmental Testing:
Dim. of Main Test Chamber (length x width x height): 8 m length x 6.75 m width x 10 m height
|Standard||Max. A.C. Volt.||Temperature|
|Salt Fog||IEC||245 kV|
Other Testing Facilities:
|Transformer Testing||Max. Voltage||Max. Power||Frequency|
|Single Phase||800 kV; 1 A||800 kVA||50Hz and 100 up to 175Hz|
|Three Phase||12 kV|
|Single Phase||800 kV; 3 A||2400 kVA|
|120 kV; 8 A||960 kVA|
HV Cable Testing:
|Load Cycling||10000 A|
|AC Voltage||800 kV|
|DC Voltage||120 kV|
|Lightning Impulse||2.4 MV|
|Switching Impulse||2.4 MV|
|Test Loop Length:160 meters|
Other Test Capabilities
Mechanical Tests: Tensile, Compression, Mechanical operation, Thermal cycle tests
Environmental Tests: Climatic test chamber 1 m. , up to -35.C to 85.C
Acoustic Measurement: Acoustic measurement on substations and development of mitigations solutions.
Measurement Capabilities: High Voltage Calibration Laboratory: AC/DC up to 100 kV, lighting impulse divider up to 600 kV.
Additional Special Facilities
For Testing Electrical Insulators, Arresters, Bushings & Cable Terminations
• Energy Consulting:
We provide Energy Consulting services and studies on Electrical Power Systems by digital simulation in a variety of areas:
• Renewable Energy Power Plants integration in the grid
• Insulation coordination;
• Grounding systems;
• Post-mortem incident analysis
• Overhead line and underground cable interference with buried pipelines ;
• Power quality and reliability;
• Electromagnetic field evaluation;
• Insulating Materials:
Accredited laboratories for characterization of insulating oil by physic-chemical & dielectric testing. Regeneration of transformer oil. Transformer failure investigation and post-mortem analysis.
• Overhead Power Lines Inspection (infrared thermography, laser and UV)
Terrestrial thermography inspections (power lines, power stations, substations and electrical equipment)
• Certification, Qualification and Inspections:
• Smart Grid lab: Maturity evaluation of smart grid solutions.
• Supplier qualification, certification and inspection of electrical equipment, external contractors and suppliers.
• Protocol testing and interoperability of smart metering systems.
• Energy Meter:
Laboratory Accredited energy metering and telemetering laboratories (Certified Reference Laboratory)
– Energy metering audits
– Accredited testing and calibration of measuring systems
Laboratories where we combine theory and practice to help our clients complying with their chemical, bacteriologic and biological regulatory and legal obligations. Coal and Coal ash analysis. Characterization of wastewater, solid waste, sediments, soils, corrosion products and deposits in tubular boilers.