Temperature Rise Test

Definition - What does Temperature Rise Test mean?

Temperature Rise Test is a test which is performed on the drilling equipment just to check and make sure that the temperature of the equipment does not go beyond the threshold temperature limits that make the operation of the equipment risky leading to overheating. The temperature rise test is performed with the help of 8000 Amperes AC currents or 8500 Ampere DC currents.

Petropedia explains Temperature Rise Test

While performing the temperature rise test, a proper setup needs to be in place such as, thermocouples or temperature sensors should be installed at various locations, temperature regulators should be installed to regulate the temperature, temperature loggers, etc. The mechanical equipment on which the temperature rise test is possible is bushings, disconnectors, instrument transformers, etc. Many times temperature measurements are also measured by very high resolution IR camera. The equipment that goes for testing is put through two chambers: one for AC current testing and other for DC current testing. In these chambers, all the harsh environmental factors such as sunlight, humidity, heat, pollution, etc., can be easily controlled. The chambers are equipped for continuous monitoring of voltage, environmental factors and leakage current from individual test objects.

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