LCOE – FFII. Laboratorio Central Oficial de Electrotecnia

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Madrid, 28906
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Overview

Key Contact Personnel:
Pascual Simón, Director of LCOE-CTAT psimon@ffii.es
Fernando Garnacho, Scientist Director  fernando.garnacho@ffii.es
Tomás García,  HV Testing Manager tgarcia@ffii.es
Sergio Ramos, On Site Testing & Calibration sramos@ffii.es
Abderrahim Khamlichi, R&D and Projects ak@ffii.es
José Antonio Bregel, High Power Laboratory jose.bregel@ffii.es
Ignacio Trasmonte, Partial Discharge Testing itrasmonte@ffii.es
Javier López, HV and LV calibration javier.lopez@ffii.es
Ángel Ramírez, High Current Laboratory angel.ramirez@ffii.es

Year Founded: HV Lab: 1949
Total Number of Employees: 100
Accreditations and Recognitions: ENAC / ILAC accreditation ISO 17025; reference 3/LE130 and 1/LC10.001 Designated Institute (DI), of EURAMET with CMC´s approved by BIPM Member of AELP (Spanish Association of Power Laboratories), applicant of STL Liaison
Major Markets Served (2020): Europe and Asia

Services

High Voltage Laboratory

Number of Employees in High Voltage Laboratory:26
Dimension of Main Test Hall:40 m length x 25 m width x 22 m height
Dimension of Secondary Test Hall:29 m length x 13 m width x 12 m height

Dielectric Testing Facilities

Impulse Testing: Max. Volt./Current Standard/Remarks
Lightning Impulse  2000 kV IEC, ANSI, CENELEC
Switching Impulse (Dry & Wet)  1600 kV IEC, ANSI, CENELEC
Current Impulse  200 kA IEC, ANSI, CENELEC
Aircraft Standards
A.C. Testing: 50/60 Hz
Dry 900 kV, 50/60 Hz IEC, ANSI, CENELEC
Wet 800 kV, 50/60 Hz IEC, ANSI, CENELEC
Current 80 kA rms IEC, ANSI, CENELEC
D.C. Testing:
Dry 200 kV IEC, ANSI, CENELEC
Wet 200 kV IEC, ANSI, CENELEC
Other Tests
Partial Discharge: 500 kV
RIV Test:  400 kV
Capacitance & Tan ∂ Testing: 240 kV
Pollution Testing: 240 kV
High Current 8000 A (50 and 60 Hz)

Main Climatic Chamber:
Dimensions: 5 m length x 2 m width x 3 m height

Standard Temp from- to °C
Icing, ambient Tests IEC -40°C up to +60°C,

up to 95% HR

Tests Performed on the Following Products: Insulators and bushings, High voltage switchgear and controlgear, Arresters, Insulated Power Cables and their accessories, Instrument Transformers, Capacitors, Power Transformers, Live Working – Insulating Materials.

Other electrical tests such as temperature-rise tests, measurement of power losses, measurement of power sound levels, ratio measurement, capacitance and tangent delta measurement, leakage current tests, short-circuit tests, climatic tests, etc.

High Power Testing

By means of an agreement with HPL (Laboratory of Ormazabal group, located in Boroa, Bilbao), combining personnel, expertise and measurement systems of LCOE with the HPL facilities.

Medium Voltage Tests
(up to 36 kV AC):
Max. Volt./Current Standard/Remarks
Short time and peak withstand current  40 kA / 3 s
(50 / 60 Hz)
IEC, ANSI, CENELEC
Short-circuit making and breaking tests  20 kA/36 kV
(50 / 60 Hz)
IEC, ANSI, CENELEC
Making and breaking of active loads  2000 A /40,5 kV
(50 / 60 Hz)
IEC, ANSI, CENELEC
Making and breaking of capacitive loads 100 A /40,5 kV
(50 / 60 Hz)
IEC, ANSI, CENELEC
Internal arc 40 kA /1 s
(50 / 60 Hz)
IEC, ANSI, CENELEC
Transformers short circuit 20 MVA /36 kV
(50 / 60 Hz)
IEC, ANSI, CENELEC
 Low Voltage Tests (up to 700 V AC):
Short time and peak withstand current 100 kA / 1 s
(50 / 60 Hz)
IEC, ANSI, CENELEC
Internal arc 100 kA /1 s
(50 / 60 Hz)
IEC, ANSI, CENELEC

Tests Performed on the Following Products: Instrument transformers, Switchgear (MV and LV), Power Transformers, Cables and accessories, R&D+i applications.

Other Testing Facilities

Mobile High Voltage Laboratory
Resonant Mobile Generators:• 680 kV / 3 A, 20 Hz – 300 Hz
• 36 kV / 17 A, 20 Hz – 300 Hz
• 260 kV, 83 A, 20 Hz – 300 Hz
Power Transformer Testing: up to 50 kV / 1000 kVA, 50 Hz – 115 Hz
Low and High Voltage Calibration Laboratory (including on site calibrations): Max. rated voltage of instruments to be calibrated:
• DC Dividers up to 1,0 MV and AC Divider up to 3,5 MV
• Lightning Impulse Dividers up to 3,0 MV, SI Dividers up to 2,5 MV
• Voltage transformer up to 500 kV
• Current transformers up to 12,6 kA.
• Low voltage power measurements (transformer loss).
• C & tan ∂ bridge calibration.
• P.D. Instruments and calibrators from 0,5 pC up to 2000 pC