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Field Testing Arresters
ArresterFacts 002 Field Testing Arresters

Review of the best known methods and offers comments on pros and cons of each.

Infrared Thermometer
ArresterFacts 002a Quick Take Infrared Thermometer

The most popular method of assessing the health of an arrester is by its external temperature.

Field Testing Arresters with Hipot Tester
ArresterFacts 002.2 Field Testing Arresters with a Hipot Tester

Using an AC Hipot or DC Hipot (both also known as a Dielectric Tester) to determine the health of an arrester in the field.

Arrester Forensics
ArresterFacts 006 Arrester Forensics

A comprehensive overview of how to analyze a failed arrester to determine the root cause of the failure is covered.

Arrester Reference Voltage AC Conduction Tool
ArresterFacts 027 Arrester Reference Voltage

Explanation of the reference voltage of an arrester.
ArresterFacts 027.1 Excel Based AC Conduction Simulator found in Tools and Guides
ArresterFacts 027.2 Video explaning use of demo tool

TOV Behavior of Arresters MOV Arrester  TOV Simulator
ArresterFacts 028 TOV Behavior of Arresters

TOV considerations when selecting an arrester.
ArresterFacts 028.1 Excel Based MOV Arrester TOV Simulator found in Tools and Guides

Arrester Condition Monitors
ArresterFacts 036 Arrester Condition Monitors

Overview on the purpose and value of arrester condition monitors

Arrester Field Test Method
ArresterFacts 042 Arrester Field Test Method

This ArresterFacts offers guidance when selecting the method to test surge arresters away from the lab environment

Test Requirements in IEEE C62.11-2012
ArresterFacts 040 New Arrester Test Requirements in IEEE C62.11-2012

Topics Covered
   1. New Energy Tests
   2. Modified Duty Cycle Tests
   3. Improved Discharge Voltage Test
   4. Modified Disk Ageing Test