Ormazabal Corporate Technology

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

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Overview

ORMAZABAL Corporate Technology, BELA Boroa®, testing laboratories are:
– ILAC/ENAC accredited according to IEC/ISO 17025
– Member of AELP (STL applicant)
– Founding member of BELA, the Basque Electrical Laboratories Alliance

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
UDEX: 2014

Total Number of Employees:
50

Major Markets Served (2017):
Europe


Services

High Power Laboratory

Total Number of Employees – 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 Lines

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 – Other Facilities:
38


Smart-Grid Laboratory (“UDEX”)

Total Number of Employees – UDEX Laboratory:
4
Power Source for the UDEX:
Short-Circuit Generator, Diesel Generator, Utility Network, 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.


High Voltage Laboratory

Number of Employees – High Voltage Laboratory:
4

Dielectric Testing Facilities

Max. Voltage Standard
Impulse Testing:
Lightning Impulse 300 kV IEC, EN, IEEE
A.C. Testing:
Dry 100 kV IEC, EN, IEEE
Partial Discharge & RIV Testing: 100 kV IEC, EN, IEEE

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)

Test Line:

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 – Other Facilities:
34