DC Hi-Pot Testing is used for proof testing shielded cables (5kV to 46kV) in the field. The test can be done at various times such as acceptance of new cable installation, maintenance testing to track insulation degradation and as a pre and post test for splicing existing cables to new ones. The test will expose gross imperfections that are caused by improper handling, installation techniques or termination workmanship. A DC Hi-Pot test is not capable of locating the point of failure, rather it gives you an assessment of the whole system.
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The objective of this procedure is to provide a means of repairing jacket gouges, tears or indents in low and medium voltage cables. The purpose of the jacket is to protect the underlying elec- trical components from physical and environmental damage. The jacket is not part of the cable’s electrical system and therefore serves no dielectric purpose. Repairs should only be performed by qualifed personal.
Insulation resistance testing is a non-destructive test procedure. The test measures the insulation resistance between the phases and/or between phase and ground. It is commonly used in the industry for acceptance testing prior to energizing the cable and for maintenance testing programs.