In this article, Moritz Pikisch, CPC product manager at OMICRON, explains how the use of a multi-functional testing device saves time and reduces costs for substation asset commissioning and maintenance.

Considerable time and resources are invested to conduct all the necessary tests on assets, such as power and instrument transformers, grounding systems, circuit breakers, switchgear, rotating machines and cables. The effort and expense of conducting the complete array of tests on these various assets is compounded by the fact that it has been common practice to use separate instruments for each type of test.

This article first appeared in ESI Africa Edition 2, 2018. It will be published online during May/June 2018. You can read the full digital magazine here or subscribe here to receive a print copy.