Corona Technology Site Links

Corona Technology Links to Web Sites of Interest

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 - Radio / TV Interference

National Electrical Manufacturers Assn.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

Institute of Electrical 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:

The following links are where to get software for electrical power analysis.

MAGSOFT Corporation - Multiple software packages for 2D & 3D modelling of magnetic fields, electrical stress fields, and thermal distributions.

You can order the first comprehensive text book, "Outdoor Insulators", get info about the Insulator Short Course schedule 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:

Arizona State University EERC

Doble Engineering Company

Hydro Quebec Research Institute

KEMA

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

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

National Technology Transfer, Inc. 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

Syntronics CoronaScope

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

U E Systems Inc. -Ultrasonic listening 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.

Sound & Ultrasound & Acoustic

U E Systems Inc. -Ultrasonic listening instruments

Radar Engineers - Ultrasonic Instruments

Infrared Cameras

Infrared Cameras Inc.

Mikron Instruments Inc.

Flir Systems Inc.

L-3 Communications

Fluke Infrared Cameras

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 Email: bsawchuk@telusplanet.com

HIGHVEC CANADA INC. - C.W. Humphrey - Tel: 705-268-6011 Email: highvec@highvec.com

USA

Absolute Infrared Inspection Services, Erie PA - Craig Casler - Tel: (814)835-9295 Email: C.Casler@verizon.net

No Outage Electrical Testing Inc. - Don Genutis - Tel: (863)393-2451 Email: DGenutis@groupCBS.com

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

Wood Group - Bias Redding, Service Manager Tel: (505)566-7016Email: bias.redding@woodgroup.com

PUERTO RICO

TAIWAN & PHILLIPINES

Predictive Maintenance Technology Co., Ltd.

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

Wood Group - Bias Redding, Service Manager Tel: (505)566-7016Email: bias.redding@wood group.com

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

No Outage Electrical Testing Inc. - Don Genutis - Tel: (863)393-2451 Email: DGenutis@groupCBS.com

The following companys provide aerial corona inspection services:

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

No Outage Electrical Testing Inc. - Don Genutis - Tel: (863)393-2451 Email: DGenutis@groupCBS.com

Absolute Infrared Inspection Services, Erie PA - Craig Casler - Tel: (814)835-9295 Email: C.Casler@verizon.net

RotorWorks, LLC has Corona Technology Course Certified Tech's

The following sites provide Infrared Training Courses:

Infrared Training Institute

Infraspection Institute Inc

John Snell Associates Inc

Academy of Infrared Thermography

Infrared Training Center

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

Corona Technology Course

RFI / TVI Training by Michael Martin

For Technical Careers

For Electrical Test Equipment Sourcing

Power Sourcing

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

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 Thermovision Program, In 1997

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Last Update: December 28, 2009