Energy

TestEquity offers an unparalleled selection of electronic measurement solutions for the energy sector, addressing a broad range of test applications from fuel cells, solar microinverters, and solar cells and modules to electrical inspection for the oil and gas industry. Whatever the specifics of your application, and whether your need solutions for testing in the field or at a plant, our highly experienced account teams can help you find the best solution for your application or project.

RECENT APPLICATION NOTES

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Making Fuel Cell ac Impedance Measurements Utilizing Keysight N3300A Series Electronic Loads
This 12-page product note discusses making ac impedance measurements on fuel cells that can help identify problems with the fuel cell components and help identify deviations in the fuel cell assembly process.
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Zero Volt Electronic Load
Low voltage power supply testing requirements present unique challenges that are described in this product note. Increasing demand for lower voltage power supplies is pressuring test system designers to identify electronic load test equipment designed to adequately perform at these lower voltages.
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Testing Terrestrial Solar-Powered Inverters Using Solar Array Simulation Techniques
This application note describes how to test terrestrial solar-powered inverters using solar array simulation techniques.
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Characterizing the I-V Curve of Solar Cells and Modules
This measurement brief explores the various test and measurement tools you can use for I-V curve characterization and provides tips to help you choose the instrument or instruments that best fit your solar cell or module measurement needs.
Source: Fluke
Maintaining a solid ground
Why must a facility electrical system have a good electrical ground?
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Automated field calibration for the oil and gas industry
Technicians that maintain and troubleshoot process automation systems used in refineries, pipeline custody transfer applications, or pumping operations know that there are thousands of sophisticated devices required to perform countless critical operations ceaselessly, accurately, and reliably. Those devices require regular inspection, testing, calibration, and repair to protect the health and safety of the public. Businesses and governments require highly specific documentation of those maintenance and calibration tasks performed on these critical assets.
Source: Fluke
Calibrating Gas Custody Transfer Flow Computers
Gas custody transfer flow computers that calculate flow by measuring the differential pressure across a flow restriction, such as an orifice plate, require special calibration to perform at optimum accuracy. In custody transfer applications where the buying and selling of commodities like natural gas is involved, calibration checks are performed frequently as a matter of fiduciary responsibility. For the purpose of this application note, the use of gas custody transfer flow computers in the natural gas transmission industry is referenced.Flow computers need multiple measurements to calibrate each device. In the normal application, three measurements are made: volumetric flow, static (line) pressure and temperature. A calculation is performed using this data to determine the actual mass of the gas flowing through the pipeline.

Source: Fluke
Calibrating pressure transmitters and switches in potentially explosive atmospheres
Pressure calibration can be a difficult challenge in the best of environments. Doing so in an area that has the potential for explosion takes the degree of difficulty to another level-one where the technician needs proper training and equipment. This article will demonstrate the practical application of pressure calibrators designed to perform calibrations in potentially explosive environments.

 

RECENT VIDEOS

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Micro Inverter Test Using Solar Array Simulator 
See a video on testing a microinverter using a Keysight Technologies E4360A solar array simulator.
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Solar Panel Test Using DC Load 
See a video on using a Keysight electronic load to capture an IV curve from a 40 W solar module.