Testing to avoid toasting!

With major electrical installations it is a critical safety practice to separate the scope of Electrical installation from Electrical testing.

To have the same entity check its own work is like marking your own exam paper, its just to tempting to let apparent little things go.

Electrically the smallest oversights can lead to the biggest incidents.  

In a recent project the absence of one overall testing and commissioning team and a succession of Electrical contractors resulted in a pair of LV terminations being missed.

Shortly after HV energisation a short in the LV cables lead to a critical bit of equipment being toasted, shutting down the HV installation.

EQ House to mitigate such issues occurring on a major infrastructure project in Australia, has helped its global OEM client to develop an Equipment Commissioning plan and provided the independent expertise to test and commission the installation prior to energisation.

Equipment tested & commissioned included 125vdc & 1500vdc, 33 & 11kV GIS and all the associated control and protection functions. Hipot, CT/VT verification, mechanical and electrical control functions were all part of the EQ House Equipment testing & commissioning scope.

With EQ House controls and documentation the electrical safety of the project was assured.

This work complements our scope of reviewing and approving the completion of the E-House built structures and services.

Want to know more about our projects or services then please contact us  1300 360 545

 

Successful steps to mitigate risk

EQ-House are now one year into an engagement of a multi-billion dollar rail extension project being executed put of  Sydney, Australia.  ” The global rail electrification client and their construction company client have been experiencing challenges and complexities in the design and interpretation of specifications, managing risk/redundancies, vendor management, construction management and overall scheduling.
An EQ-House team of up to 7 members have been dedicated in an ongoing capacity to provide solutions and close the gaps surrounding these issues.

The project is successfully moving forward with little to no problems as a result, and is forecaste to be delivered on schedule.

More news to come in the coming months.”

Contact our team to discuss your E-House challenges, for specialist advice phone 1300 360 545.