Corona Technology Site Links

Corona Technology Links to Web Sites of Interest

Corona E-Presentation

Corona Sleuth E-Presentation on ReliabilityWeb.com

Corona E-articles on the Web:

Various Authors about Corona Projects

Corona Standards on the Web:

Standard for Certification of Electrical Testing Technicians available at American National Standards Institute

Standards Council of Canada

U.S. Federal Communications Commission - Interference Handook

National Electrical Manufacturers Assn.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

Institute of Eleectrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

Where to buy IEEE standards

Where to buy standards

Where to buy standards

Where to buy standards

The following links are where to find more information about specific topics:

You can order the first comprehensive text book, "Outdoor Insulators", get info about the Insulator Short Course scheduled for May 16-18, 2002, and the High Voltage Insulation Laboratory at Arizona State University by contacting Prof. Ravi Gorur.

The following links are to companys that do high voltage research:

Doble Engineering Company

Hydro Quebec Research Institute

KEMA Powertest

Kinectrics (formerly Ontario Power Technologies)

Manitoba HVDC Research Centre

Mississippi State Univ High Voltage Laboratory

National Electric Energy Testing Research & Applications (NEETRAC)

Powertech Labs Inc.

The following links are to electrical power training companys:

Electrical Power Training Center WAPA 800-867-2617

Dakota County Technical College 1-877-YES-DCTC

Tampa Electric Power Pros 1-800-807-3749

Technical Diagnostic Services Inc. Hands-On Electrical Skills and Safety Training

Trade Tech 916-852-0125

The following links are to manufacturers of test equipment for corona, flash-over and arcing test.

CORONA:

Daylight or Darkness Cameras

CoroCAM Daylight Corona Cameras & North American Distributor

Reduced or Artificial Light

CoroCAM Low-light Corona Cameras & North American Distributor

No Light or Night Scopes

B E Meyers Night Vision Scopes

ITT Night Vision Scopes - Not recommended for this application by the manufacturer.

FJW Optical Inc. -"Find-R-Scope" UV Scope This scope does have limited range in complete darkness. Not recommended for this application by the manufacturer.

Sound & Ultrasound & Acoustic

NDT International Inc. -Ultrasonic & Acoustic

U E Systems Inc. -Ultrasonic listening instruments

SDT-USA, Ultrasonic instruments.

Radar Engineers - Ultrasonic listening

FLASH-OVER & ARCING:

Daylight or Darkness Cameras

CoroCAM Daylight Corona Camera & North American Distributor

Reduced or Artificial Lighting

CoroCAM Low-light Corona Cameras & North American Distributor

Night Vision Scopes These must be evaluated before buying to verify they have high gain 30,000 to 60,000 preferred and have vision into the Ultraviolet. Night vision scopes sensitivity is typically highest in the near infrared and lowest in the ultraviolet.

B E Meyers Night Vision Scopes

ITT Night Vision Scopes, Binoculars Not recommended for this application by the manufacturer.

FJW Optical Inc. -"Find-R-Scope" UV Scope This scope does have limited range dependent upon strong signal strength and only use in complete darkness. Not recommended for this application by the manufacturer.

Corona Locating:

Corona Test Equipment Corona Survey Service Providor's Corona Camera Rental Companies Corona Test Laboratories Used Corona Camera Sales
Sound & Ultrasound & Acoustic

NDT International Inc. -Ultrasonic & Acoustic listening instruments

U E Systems Inc. -Ultrasonic listening instruments

SDT-USA, -Ultrasonic instruments.

SPM Instruments, Inc., -Ultrasonic instruments.

Radar Engineers - Ultrasonic Instruments

Infrared Cameras

Mikron Instruments Inc.

Flir Systems Inc.

Raytheon Systems Co.

ISI Infrared Solutions Inc. Radio / TV Interference Detectors / EMI Trackers:

A word of caution, there are many interference sources, and many frequencys of emission. Don't put all your eggs in this basket. Emission sources can be continuous or random (i.e. only on windy days), an arcing source produces broadband emissions. A car radio tuned to a low noise part of the AM band when driving or an inexpensive AM radio is a good detector, the extended antenna is a safety concern but will point (null) at the source.

MFJ Enterprises Model 852 Line Noise Meter

Radar Engineers - Broadband RFI Locators

The following links are to service companys that do corona high voltage testing on switchgear and substations:

CANADA

548846 Alberta Ltd. - Bryan Sawchuk, Certified Industrial Thermographer - Tel/Fax: 403-823-2923 - Cell: 403-823-0824

HIGHVEC CANADA INC. - C.W. Humphrey - 705-268-6011

U.S.A.

A.C. Engineering Inc. - Bob Lavin - 262-547-2006

Cutler Hammer Engineering Services U.S.- Robert E Hulse - 207-377-5955

Cutler Hammer Engineering Services Canada - Ward Westlin -780-790-2980

Exelon Infrastructure Services

High Voltage Equipment Diagnostics Inc. - Bob Pankratz, P.E. - 608-221-3928

-Midwest Electrical Testing & Maintenance Co Inc. - Walter J Powell, P.E.

Infrared Services Inc. - Philip J. Lasker - 973-263-1177

RFI Services - Michael Martin at 410-741-5153

Shermco Industries Inc- Ron Widup - 1-888-SHERMCO

MEXICO

PUERTO RICO

The following service companys perform high voltage electric motor corona inspection:

Industrial Repair Service - Paul Heikkinen, VP/General Manager

The following links are to companys that rent corona test equipment:

ElectroRENT Call 800-688-1111, Please Ask for CoroCAM corona cameras!

The following companys provide aerial corona inspection services:

Aerotec, LLC helicopter inspection

Terra Remote Sensing helicopter inspection Canada & USA

The following sites provide Infrared Training Courses:

Infraspection Institute Inc

John Snell Associates Inc

Academy of Infrared Thermography

The following is contact information about RFI / TVI / EMI source locating training courses:

RFI / TVI Training by Michael Martin

For Thermography Services (and eventually Corona Services)

Directory of Infrared Consultants

The following sites are more for fun:

Insulators.com is an Insulator Collectors Website

Dr. MegaVolt, Hi-Voltage Whimsy

The following sites provide news and technical articles from around the industry:

Electric Apparatus Magazine

ElectricNet.Com

Maintenance Technology Magazine

Terrence O'Hanlon at ReliabilityWeb.Com

Power Online Newsletter

TechExpo.Com

eWater Power

Insulator News & Market Report Website & Magazine

Electric Energy Magazine

T&D World Magazine

International Electrical Testing Ass'n "NETA World" Magazine

Power Quality Magazine Sep/Oct 2001 issue, "Solving EMI Problems: A Seven-Step Plan"

Photonics Spectra Magazine

More Corona E-articles on the Web:

Reliability Web Ultraviolet Camera Article Reliability Web Corona Camera Article T&D World Numerous E-Articles: Nov 2000 Conductive Smoke Related Outages Rise May 2000 Corona Exposed In Broad Daylight, A Question of Reliability, Discovering Gunshot Damage, Implementing the Technology, Radio Station Interference, Revolutionizing Helicopter Inspections Infrared Inspection Hits the Road Oct, 99 Florida Power & Light Initiates Thermosvision Program, In 1997

Please notify me if you have trouble with any of the links, or try less specific variations.

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Last Update: July 11, 2002