Veteran Electrical Power Systems is a full service independent third party testing service company providing electrical power system acceptance, and maintenance testing services, along with Start Up and Commissioning of Electrical Power systems from 480 through 230kV.
Accordingly, we are able to provide independent third party, objective testing and analysis, free of the influence of manufacturers and installers of electrical power distribution equipment and emergency generators. Our services are often utilized by consulting firms to provide site data and supporting engineering studies to complement their design projects.
Acceptance Test & Commissioning
Before newly installed electrical equipment is started, it requires acceptance testing. It must meet all specified requirements for function and design. VEPS will perform a thorough examination of your electrical equipment following installation and wiring into your power system and make sure all equipment, switches, and connections pass the grade for safe installation and operation not only today, but well into the future.
Ground Fault Certification
Ground fault protection is equipment protection from the effects of ground faults. The National Electrical Code® (NEC® ) has specific ground fault equipment protection requirements in 215.10, 230.95, 240.13 and 517.17.
Ground fault relays (or sensors) are used to sense low magnitude ground faults. When the ground fault current magnitude and time reach the G.F. relay pick up setting, the control scheme signals the circuit disconnect to open.
Ground fault relays can only offer protection for equipment from the effects of low magnitude ground faults. Equipment protection against the effects of higher magnitude ground faults is dependent on the speed of response of the conventional over current protective devices (fuses or circuit breakers.)
The infrared electrical systems survey locates problems before they lead to an unscheduled outage, equipment damage or a fire. Today’s facilities engineers are avoiding costly expenses every year with infrared electrical surveys. An infrared electrical systems survey scan can substantially improve profitability and reduce your operating, testing and maintenance costs.
Insulation Resistance Test
Insulation resistance is defined as the resistance to current leakage through and over the surface of the insulation material surrounding a conductor. It is measured in Ohm`s and its value represents a very important factor to electricians working within the electrical industry. The measured resistance indicates the condition of the insulation between two conductive parts. An infinite resistance would be the perfect result, but no insulator is perfect, so the higher the reading the better.