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MPD 500

User Manual

MPD 500 User Manual

Manual Version: MPD500.AE.2 OMICRON electronics 2009. All rights reserved. This manual is a publication of OMICRON electronics GmbH. All rights including translation reserved. Reproduction of any kind, for example, photocopying, microfilming, optical character recognition and/or storage in electronic data processing systems, requires the explicit consent of OMICRON electronics. Reprinting, wholly or in part, is not permitted. The product information, specifications, and technical data embodied in this manual represent the technical status at the time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice. We have done our best to ensure that the information given in this manual is useful, accurate and entirely reliable. However, OMICRON electronics does not assume responsibility for any inaccuracies which may be present. The user is responsible for every application that makes use of an OMICRON product. OMICRON electronics translates this manual from the source language English into a number of other languages. Any translation of this manual is done for local requirements, and in the event of a dispute between the English and a non-English version, the English version of this manual shall govern.

Contents

Contents
Using This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Operator Qualifications and Safety Standards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Symbols Used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Orderly Measures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Disclaimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Hardware Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
1.1 1.2 1.3 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Connection Diagram of the MPD 500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Functional Components of the MPD 500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
1.3.1 1.3.2 1.3.3 1.3.4 LED Functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connectors - Front Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connectors - Back Side. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MCU 5xx - LED Functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 10 11 12

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MPD 500 Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Measurement Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Software Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18


2.2.1 System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 2.2.2 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
2.1 2.2

Software Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21


3.1 3.2 Starting the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Without a Connected Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
3.2.1 File Menu Without a Connected Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 3.2.2 Advanced Menu Without a Connected Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 3.2.3 Help Menu Without a Connected Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

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With a Connected Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26


3.3.1 3.3.2 3.3.3 3.3.4 3.3.5 General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Acquisition Unit Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . System Information Displays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The File Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Advanced Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 26 28 30 33

Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
4.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

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Charge Calibration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Visualization Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Large Scope View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
5.4.1 5.4.2 5.4.3 5.4.4 5.4.5 Ellipse Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gate Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PRPD Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PD Level & Voltage Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 40 41 43 44

Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4

5.5 5.6

Small Scope View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44


5.5.1 Info Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Measured Quantities Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45


5.6.1 5.6.2 5.6.3 5.6.4 Upper Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lower Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lower Box Line View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lower Box Internal Trigger View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trigger Source Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PD Detection Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PRPD/Ellipse Display Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gamut Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phase-Resolved PD Pattern (PRPD) Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 46 46 46 47 49 50 51 52

5.7

Settings Tab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
5.7.1 5.7.2 5.7.3 5.7.4 5.7.5

5.8

Calibration Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
5.8.1 Charge Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 5.8.2 Voltage Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Technical Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
6.1 Complete MPD 500 System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
6.1.1 6.1.2 6.1.3 6.1.4 6.1.5 6.1.6 6.1.7 PD Detection Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Visualization Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other System Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Software Integration Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reporting Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mtronix Fiber Optical Network Features (600 series) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Control PC Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 56 56 56 56 56 57

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MPD 500 Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57


6.2.1 Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Contents

6.2.2 Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2.3 Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2.4 Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2.5 Indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2.6 Fiber Optics Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2.7 Input Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2.8 Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2.9 Humidity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2.10Input Frequency Range. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2.11Input Impedance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2.12Input Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2.13Dynamic Range. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2.14PD Input Range Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2.15PD Input Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2.16PD Input Coupling Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2.17Measurement Uncertainty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

57 57 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 59 59 59 59 59 60 60 60 60 60 61 61 61 61 61 62 62 62 62 62 62 63 63 63

6.3

MPP 600 Battery Pack and Battery Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60


6.3.1 6.3.2 6.3.3 6.3.4 6.3.5 Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Battery Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Battery Life Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Additional Hardware Battery Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Additional Hardware Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Input Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Output Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Max. Currents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low-Arm Capacitance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frequency Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Additional Hardware Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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MCU Control Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61


6.4.1 6.4.2 6.4.3 6.4.4 6.4.5 6.4.6

6.5

CPL542 Quadripole/Measuring Impedance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62


6.5.1 6.5.2 6.5.3 6.5.4 6.5.5 6.5.6 6.5.7 6.5.8

6.6

CAL542 Charge Calibrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63


6.6.1 Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 6.6.2 Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

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6.6.3 6.6.4 6.6.5 6.6.6 6.6.7 6.6.8

Output Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pulse Charge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pulse Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pulse Rise Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Additional Hardware Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

63 64 64 64 64 64

Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Type Test Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Format of Data Files Generated by "Save histogram data to file..." . . . . . . . . . 66 Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Contact Information / Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Using This Manual


This User Manual provides information on how to use the MPD 500 Partial Discharge Measuring System safely, properly and efficiently. The MPD 500 User Manual contains important safety rules for working with the MPD 500 and gets you familiar with operating the MPD 500. Following the instructions in this User Manual will help you to prevent danger, repair costs and possible down time due to incorrect operation. The MPD 500 User Manual always has to be available on the site where the MPD 500 is used. It must be read and observed by all users of the MPD 500. Reading the MPD 500 User Manual alone does not release you from the duty of complying with all national and international safety regulations relevant to working on high-voltage power equipment.

Operator Qualifications and Safety Standards


Working on high-voltage power equipment can be extremely dangerous. Testing with the MPD 500 must be carried out only by qualified, skilled and authorized personnel. Before starting to work, clearly establish the responsibilities. Personnel receiving training, instructions, directions, or education on the MPD 500 must be under constant supervision of an experienced operator while working with the equipment. Testing with the MPD 500 must comply with the EN/IEC 61010-1, IEC 61326 safety standards. Moreover, follow additional relevant laws and internal safety standards.

Symbols Used
In this manual, the following safety symbols indicate safety instructions for avoiding hazards. Caution: General security advise.

Warning: Rules for working in areas with high-voltage must be obeyed.

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Safety Rules
Always obey the following warnings to avoid injury and damage to the MPD system: Rules for working in areas with high-voltage must be obeyed at all times. Never touch parts which are under high-voltage. A high-voltage test setup must not be used without being grounded.

Orderly Measures
The MPD 500 User Manual or alternatively the e-book in PDF format has always to be available on the site where the MPD 500 is being used. It must be read and observed by all users of the MPD 500. The MPD 500 may be used only as described in this User Manual. Any other use is not in accordance with the regulations. The manufacturer and/or distributor is not liable for damage resulting from improper usage. The user alone assumes all responsibility and risk. Following the instructions provided in this User Manual is also considered part of being in accordance with the regulations.

Disclaimer
If the equipment is used in a manner not specified by the manufacturer, the protection provided by the equipment may be impaired.

Hardware Information

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1.1

Hardware Information
Overview
The MPD Partial Discharge Analysis System is an acquisition and analysis toolkit for detecting, recording, and analyzing partial discharge events in many applications. It is suited for laboratory and on-site measurements of high-voltage systems, instrument and power transformers, and rotating machines. It is controlled by the integrated mtronix software featuring real-time visualization and analysis options of PD detection and system parameters. This manual reflects version 1.5.4 and higher of the mtronix software.

1.2

Connection Diagram of the MPD 500

High-voltage area Filter BNC Test object

Only during calibration

GND

Fiber optical cables

Safe area Line separating safe area and high-voltage area

PC using mtronix software or

Figure 1-1

Connection diagram

Note: Keep all cables in the signal path (marked green) as short as possible.

Battery

GND

Input

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The MPD 500 acquisition unit should be placed as close as possible to the coupling capacitor (Ck) and the test object. Fiber optical cables (marked orange) connect the test set-up to the control PC and provide complete electrical insulation. Fiber optical cables used with the MPD 500 may be up to 2 km in length. Substitute the battery back with the power supply if desired.

1.3
1.3.1

Functional Components of the MPD 500


LED Functions
Each MPD 500 unit is equipped with 2 LEDs for displaying the units status. The red LED indicates both the power supply status as well as the status of the fiber optical link. A flashing red LED indicates that the MPD 500 has power and is ready to be connected to a computer via optical fiber. Once the MPD 500 is connected to a computer, and the computer is running the mtronix software, the red LED stops flashing and instead remains continuously on. This indicates that the MPD 500 has a good connection to the computer, and that it can receive data on the fiber optical link without any problems. As soon as the computer has detected and configured all connected MPD 500 units, the green LED on each unit is turned on. This indicates that the MPD 500 is ready to perform measurements.

1.3.2

Connectors - Front Side


Each MPD 500 is equipped with two sets of fiber optical connectors. Each set of connectors consists of two plugs, marked red and black, respectively. The first set of FO connectors is marked with a computer icon. This connector set is used for the "upstream" FO link (i.e. the link that connects this unit to the computer or the next unit that is nearer to the computer). The second set is marked with a unit icon, and is used to connect the "downstream" link, i.e. any additional MPD 500 units.

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The power plug, marked with the word Power, is used to connect the MPP 600 battery pack or a power supply.

Power plug

Fiber optical connectors

LEDs

Figure 1-2

MPD 500 front panel with LEDs and fiber optical connectors

1.3.3

Connectors - Back Side


There are two BNC inputs, marked V and PD, respectively. Those correspond to the BNC outputs found on the CPL542 and CPL543 quadripoles. The V output on the quadripole must be connected to the V input on the MPD 500. Likewise,

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the PD output on the quadripole must be connected to the PD input on the MPD 500. If no external quadripole is used, the coupling capacitor must be directly connected to the PD input, and the V input must be left open.

Figure 1-3

MPD 500 back panel

1.3.4

MCU 5xx - LED Functions


All mtronix control units (MCU 550, MCU 502, MCU 504) are equipped with a blue LED that indicates the status of the control unit.

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When lit, the unit is connected to a computer, has good power, and has been configured for use on the computer. A flashing LED indicates a hardware or software problem with the MCU or the connected computer. If you encounter a flashing LED, please contact Technical Support.

LED

Figure 1-4

MCU 5xx LED functions

Note: The mtronix software requires a lot of computing power. Therefore, when using the mtronix software on a laptop, please be sure to set your laptop to maximum performance. This can be done by left-clicking on the battery (or power plug) symbol in the task notification area and selecting Always on or Maximum performance as the power plan. Depending on the selected combination of options of the software and/or the duration of the measurement task, it is useful to use the laptop only with a power supply.

1.4

MPD 500 Package Contents


The following items are included in the MPD 500 package:

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Table 1-1 Item MPD 500

MPD 500 Package Contents Description One (or more) acquisition units

MCU 502, 504, or 550

One fiber optics controller

MPP 600

One (or more) battery packs

CPL542

One (or more) quadripole(s)/measuring impedance unit(s)

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Table 1-1 Item

MPD 500 Package Contents (continued) Description MPD 500 installation software

MPD 500 software

CAL542

One charge calibrator with cables and clamps (optional)

In addition, the following accessories are delivered with the MPD 500 package: Fiber optic cable(s) BNC cables Battery cable(s) USB cable

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2.1

Operation
Measurement Setup
Warning: Switch off the high voltage before setting up the system.

1. Connect the MPD 500 acquisition unit (2) (at the plugs marked MCU 502/504/550 (1) control unit using fiber optical cabling (6). Note: The plugs are color-coded.

) to the

2. Connect the MPP 600 (3) battery pack to the MPD 500 acquisition unit using the battery cable (8). The red LED at the MPD 500 unit starts flashing, indicating that the acquisition unit is ready for operation. 3. Connect the CPL542 (5) quadripole/measuring impedance unit. Use two short BNC cables (7) and connect the PD and V outputs of the CPL542 to the PD and V inputs of the MPD 500. 4. Connect the CPL542 unit to a high-voltage coupling capacitor and ground the system. Keep the cable(s) as short as possible. 5. Connect the MCU unit to the computer using the USB cable (9).

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6. Calibration: Only for calibration connect the CAL542 (4) calibration unit to the test object.
Safe area High-voltage area Calibration

Step 4 Step 5 Step 1 Step 3

Line separating safe area and high-voltage area Step 1

Step 2

*** (see below)

Figure 2-5

Measurement setup

*** It is possible to extend the MPD system. The maximum number of MPD acquisition units in one system is 10. The maximum distance between each unit is 2 km.

2.2
2.2.1

Software Setup
System Requirements
PC with Intel Pentium 4 ( 2.5 GHz), Pentium M ( 1.5 GHz), Core, Core 2 processor; or AMD Athlon 64 or Turion 64 processor 1 GB RAM USB 2.0 compatible Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, or Microsoft Windows VISTA

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2.2.2

Installation
Insert the software CD into the CD/DVD drive of the computer. The installation starts automatically. Follow the instructions on the screen. After the installation has been completed, the mtronix software icon will appear on your desktop.

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3.1

Software Overview
Starting the Software
To start the MPD software double-click the mtronix software icon on your desktop.

3.2

Without a Connected Unit


After starting the mtronix software without a connected unit, a screen will appear as shown in Figure 3-6 "No unit connected". The information box in the lower right corner informs that the software detected no units.

Figure 3-6

No unit connected

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3.2.1

File Menu Without a Connected Unit


The following functions are available in the File menu:

Figure 3-7

The File menu

Function Save settings Save settings as Load settings Reset settings to default

Description Saves the actual settings (default or loaded). Saves the actual settings (default or loaded) with a new name. This is an easy way to use these settings for special tasks. Loads pre-defined settings made before. Resets all configuration settings to their default values. A pop-up window appears that has to be acknowledged.

Replay recorded measurement session Stop replay (becomes active when a recorded session is played) Exit

Replays a measurement session recorded previously with MPD 540 or MPD 600 acquisition units. For further information refer to the respective User Manuals. Used for switching back to online measurement mode after replaying a recorded stream.

Quits the program.

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3.2.2

Advanced Menu Without a Connected Unit


The Advanced menu offers the following functions:

Figure 3-8

The Advanced menu

Function Suspend Resume

Description Only available with a unit connected. Only available with a unit connected.

3.2.3

Help Menu Without a Connected Unit


The About mtronix Software function in the Help menu opens a window with actual information about the software and hardware status.

Figure 3-9

The Help menu

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The information shown in this window may be different from Figure 3-10 "Software information window", depending on the technical progress of the software and hardware.

Figure 3-10

Software information window

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A click on License information opens a new window.

Figure 3-11

License information window

The window shows information about the license owner (customer) and the actually available software features.

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3.3

With a Connected Unit


The following screen appears if the software is started with a unit connected:

Figure 3-12

Opening screen

3.3.1

General Information
Selected fields into which data can be entered appear with a blue background, whereas unselected fields have a white background. Values in grey fields cannot be changed. These fields do not apply to the selected software and/or hardware configuration.

3.3.2

Acquisition Unit Display


This section at the top of the software window shows the units that have been detected automatically. To select a unit, just click on the corresponding box. The frame behind the units icon will be darkened and the visualization and control

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panels for the selected unit are shown. To deselect a unit, click anywhere on an empty space next to a units name. This action will also hide the visualization and control panels.

Figure 3-13

Acquisition unit display

Note: Deselecting the unit will stop any measurements currently in progress. To continue measuring, reselect a unit. To get more information about one of the units, just point in the selected units box with the mouse. An information window appears and shows the units status, supply voltage, and any pending warning messages.

Figure 3-14

Information window of the selected unit

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3.3.3

System Information Displays


The system information displays show the status of the system.

System Status

Progress Bar

Log Area

Fiber Optics

Figure 3-15

System information displays

The Log Area displays the status and warning messages in a user-readable form. A click with the right mouse button into this field allows you to clear all messages.

Figure 3-16

Clear log

The System Status bar shows the initialization status of the software. During start-up of the software, the five LEDs will be illuminated in succession until all of them are lit.

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The Progress Bar visualizes the progress of the current operation. This is used, for example, to show the initialization process of newly connected units or the progress of a timed histogram acquisition ( t). A message to the left of the progress bar shows which specific operation is being performed. If no operation is pending, it shows "ready". Fiber Optics signals the status of the optical connections as follows: The LEDs show the status of the fiber optical connection between the computer and the acquisition units. Green stands for a proper FO connection. Red means the connection is incorrect or there is no connection at all. A yellow LED informs about a temporary error in the FO network. For USB controllers that have more than one fiber optical bus, such as the MCU 502, the right LED shows the status of the secondary bus. On all other controllers, it is disabled and will remain grey.

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3.3.4

The File Menu


The following functions are available in the File menu:

Figure 3-17

The File menu

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Function Export XML Setup

Description Activating this function opens a window to enter required data for the XML export:

Clicking the button will create an XML file in the directory specified in:

If you want to open the PD Measurement Report, click on the XML file. An mtronix Report Viewer window will appear:

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Function Start XML Export

Description Activating this function will start the export to the file and directory specified as default. If no settings have been entered in the XML Export Setup window, an unnamed file will be saved to the Desktop (default). If you want to specify the XML file location and file name, choose Export XML Setup and enter the necessary information. Becomes active if an export has been started. The current view will be exported to the XML file. It is possible to activate this function several times. Each activation will be represented in the XML file. Becomes active if an export has been started. The export procedure will be stopped and the mtronix Report Viewer opens automatically. Saves the settings made for the running session. Allows to save the settings for the running session to a user-specific file. Loads settings from a user-specific file. Resets all configuration settings to their default values. A pop-up window appears that has to be acknowledged in order to continue.

Export Current View to XML now

Stop XML Export and View Report Save settings Save settings as Load settings Reset settings to default

Replay recorded measurement session Stop replay Exit

Makes it possible to replay a measurement session recorded previously with MPD 540 or MPD 600 acquisition units. For further information refer to the respective User Manuals. Becomes active when a recorded measurement session is being replayed. Quits the program.

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3.3.5

The Advanced Menu


The Advanced menu offers the following functions:

Figure 3-18

The Advanced menu

Function Suspend

Description Stops the running session but keeps the software running. The USB controller and all measurement units are turned off. Any connected MPD 500 units will begin to flash their red LEDs, indicating that they are in powersafe mode. While suspended, the software does not update any measurement displays or diagrams. Becomes active after suspending a session and resumes the measurement session. The USB controller and all connected MPD 500 units are restarted and the software continues to perform measurements. Clears all rectangles set in the Gate display of the large scope view.

Resume

Clear all gate rectangles

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4.1

Calibration
Introduction
Before measuring partial discharges (PD), the test setup has to be calibrated. The calibration process comprises two main steps: Voltage calibration Charge calibration

Warning: Switch off the high voltage and temporarily ground the high-voltage test setup observing safety procedures before connecting the charge calibrator.

4.2

Charge Calibration
Connect the calibrator to the test object as shown in Figure 2-5 "Measurement setup" on page 18. Remove the temporary ground from the high-voltage setup. Now, perform the charge calibration. After calibration, disconnect the calibrator unit from the test object.
Light-sensitive sensor Display Buttons for setting values

Figure 4-19

CAL542 Charge Calibrator

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Warning: Secure the high-voltage test setup observing safety procedures.

For more information on how to do a complete calibration, refer to 5.8 "Calibration Tab" on page 52.

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5.1

Application
Introduction
The MPD 500 provides a simple user interface for PD measurements. It can be used to measure any type of electrical equipment but does not show advanced options.

5.2

Control Panel
The software provides control over many aspects of the operation of the MPD 500 measurement system. The controls are arranged into tabs. The tabs are named according to their primary purpose. Just click on the tab head to bring it to the front.

Figure 5-20

Control panel

Note: The control panel settings will usually be stored in the file mpd.conf when the software shuts down. After restarting, the software uses this configuration file and loads the settings from this file. An administrator may install a different read-only configuration file that will be used instead of mpd.conf.

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5.3

Visualization Display
The visualization display is only visible if a unit is selected. It contains: the large scope view the small scope view the measured quantities display.
Large scope view

Small scope view

Measured quantities display

Figure 5-21

Visualization display

5.4

Large Scope View


The large scope view provides displays that present partial discharge activity measured by the currently selected unit, including a Lissajous figure and a phase-resolved histogram pattern overlaid with the high-voltage curve. Alternatively, the large scope view may be used, for example, to view the PD level and voltage.

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5.4.1

Ellipse Display
The Ellipse display shows the Lissajous ("ellipse") figure known from analog PD detectors.

Figure 5-22

The Ellipse display

Click on the Ellipse display of the large scope view with the right mouse button to save the histograms together with additional information into PNG files.

Figure 5-23

Save current view

Save current view as PNG image takes a snapshot of the display currently shown and saves it to a PNG file on your computer.

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Save all PD patterns as PNG images takes snapshots of the phase-resolved pattern and voltage curves of all connected MPD units and saves them to PNG files on your computer. Additionally, an overview image of all connected units is saved.

Figure 5-24

Display of current view

5.4.2

Gate Display
In the Gate display, you can draw rectangles on the PD histogram that are interpreted as phase-amplitude gates. Phase-amplitude gates define a rectangular area within the phase-resolved display that should be excluded from both the display and the QIEC evaluation. Any PD event falling within one of these rectangles will be ignored. To draw a rectangle, click and drag the mouse across the desired area of the screen. A frame will be drawn around the selected position as you drag the mouse. After releasing the mouse button, the rectangle will be shown in grey, indicating the gated area. By clicking the right mouse button and dragging the mouse, it is possible to create a phase gate, which extends across the entire height of the screen. More than one gate can be created in this way. Gates can overlap and can be mixed freely between phase-amplitude and phase gates. To remove a gate, double-click on it (using the left mouse button). You can also remove all gating windows by using the function Clear all gate rectangles from the Advanced menu (see 3.3.5 "The Advanced Menu" on page 33).

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Note: Enabling gating may compromise IEC 60270 conformity.

Figure 5-25

The Gate display

5.4.3

PRPD Display
The PRPD display shows the phase-resolved PD patterns for classical PD evaluation.

Figure 5-26

The PRPD display

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Click on the PRPD display of the large scope view with the right mouse button to save the histograms together with additional information into PNG files.

Figure 5-27

Save current view

Save current view as PNG image takes a snapshot of the display currently shown and saves it to a PNG file on your computer. Save all PD patterns as PNG images takes snapshots of the phase-resolved pattern and voltage curves of all connected MPD units and saves them to PNG files on your computer. Additionally, an overview image of all connected units is saved.

Figure 5-28

Display of current view

Save histogram data to file saves histogram data to a specified .dat file. .dat files are binary files that encode the histogram data used to draw the PRPD. The format of .dat files is explained in 7.3 "Format of Data Files Generated by "Save histogram data to file..."" on page 66). Pointing the mouse onto the display for more than two seconds will pop up an information box which shows the precise coordinates of the data point under the mouse cursor.

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5.4.4

Overview Display
The Overview display shows the current QIEC value or RIV (radio interference voltage - if selected in the Settings tab).

Figure 5-29

The Overview display

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5.4.5

PD Level & Voltage Display


The PD Level & Voltage display shows the QIEC value, RIV (radio interference voltage - if selected in the Settings tab) and the value of the triggering units peak voltage divided by 2.

Figure 5-30

The PD Level & Voltage display

5.5

Small Scope View


The small scope view contains the inception/extinction threshold as well as the inception and extinction voltage.

5.5.1

Info Display
The Info display shows the voltage at which PD activity becomes higher than the threshold (the PD inception voltage) and the voltage at which PD activity drops below the threshold (the PD extinction voltage). For reference, it also shows the threshold value, adjustable in the Calibration tab. The PASS or FAIL information next to the Inception/Extinction Threshold value shows whether

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the Pass/Fail Threshold set in the Calibration tab is surpassed after the system compares the actual QIEC value with the set threshold and makes an assessment.

Figure 5-31

Info display

5.6

Measured Quantities Display


The measured quantities display comprises two boxes that show the current values for the quantities being measured, such as the apparent charge in compliance with IEC 60270, voltage, high-voltage, etc. Depending on different settings or the kind of measurement, the display may vary.

5.6.1

Upper Box
The upper box of the display shows: the designation of the selected unit the actual QIEC value (the apparent charge as defined in IEC 60270) RIV (radio interference voltage) value (if selected in the Settings tab) PD filter settings number of PD events seen over time while a pattern is being recorded.

Figure 5-32

Upper box of the measured quantities display

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5.6.2

Lower Box
The lower box shows: the designation of the unit that is currently used as the trigger source the value of the triggering units peak voltage divided by 2 the RMS value of the triggering units voltage the frequency of the triggering units voltage

Figure 5-33

Lower box of the measured quantities display

5.6.3

Lower Box Line View


The lower box changes to the line trigger view if Line Trigger 50/60 Hz is selected as trigger source in the Settings tab.

Figure 5-34

Lower box line view

5.6.4

Lower Box Internal Trigger View


The lower box changes to the internal trigger view if Internal Trigger is selected in the Settings tab (for more information see 5.7.1 "Trigger Source Settings" on page 47).

Figure 5-35

Lower box internal trigger view

5.7

Settings Tab
The Settings tab contains settings related to PD detection and display of PRPD/Ellipse in the large scope view and measured quantities display.

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The Trigger source is used to compute the frequency of the AC voltage and to map PD events to a phase position (for use with phase-resolved histograms and the "spikes" view).

Figure 5-36

The Settings tab

5.7.1

Trigger Source Settings


There are different options to set the trigger source:

Figure 5-37

Trigger source settings

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Line Trigger 50 Hz If one of these options is selected, the built-in lightor Line Trigger sensitive sensor of the MCU controller is used as the 60 Hz trigger source. This sensor uses the light emissions from light bulbs operating with AC and deduces the line frequency from that. Note: The Line Trigger mode does not work if frequencymodulated light is used. Each unit triggers Every MPD unit is triggered independently by its own V itself input. Internal Trigger The PD acquisition unit synthesizes its own AC frequency. This is useful if the original AC net frequency is not stable or there isnt any frequency at all. Any V input of one of the connected units can be selected as a trigger to synchronize all other units.

MPD 500 x.x

Light-sensitive sensor

Figure 5-38

MCU controller with light-sensitive sensor

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5.7.2

PD Detection Settings
The center frequency (fCenter) sets the nominal frequency at which the charge integration takes place. The Bandwidth selects the frequency range around the center frequency. You can select the following bandwidths: 100 kHz, 300 kHz and 1 MHz.

Figure 5-39

PD detection settings

Caution: When in High Sensitivity Mode, the MPD unit is much more susceptible to be damaged by flashovers. To configure the system for a measurement in compliance with IEC 60270 set, for example, the fCenter slide to 350 kHz. Next, select 300 kHz for the Bandwidth. Uncheck the High Sensitivity Mode option. It is also possible to conduct RIV measurements. For this purpose, enable the Measure RIV option. RIV expresses PD activity as a voltage that can be picked up using a radio receiver at a certain frequency. Note: RIV measurements are almost always performed at a center frequency of 1 MHz.

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5.7.3

PRPD/Ellipse Display Settings


Mode allows to select a unipolar or bipolar and logarithmic or linear view for the large scope view. Unipolar means that the polarity of the PD events is ignored, and only their absolute charge is considered. With bipolar selected, the polarity of the event is also taken into account. Enter QMax and QMin values to set display boundaries. With the function Show individual PD events on PRPD display checked, the software will show individual PD events as phase and amplitude-resolved "spikes" in real time.

Figure 5-40

PRPD/Ellipse display settings

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5.7.4

Gamut Settings
Clicking on the Gamut button brings up the window shown in Figure 5-41, which allows to modify the way that colors are assigned to the various histogram classes. Each point in the histogram counts the number of PD events with a certain charge level at a certain phase position and gets assigned a color according to the gamut settings.

Figure 5-41

Gamut settings

The gamut consists of a number of classes which each have a color, and which corresponds to a specific number of PD events per second (a.k.a. PD rate). As the histogram is built, a point gets assigned the color of the highest gamut class whose PD rate is lower than the histogram points PD rate. The gamut can be set to automatically compute class boundaries for all classes in a logarithmic or linear fashion, with the top class corresponding to the maximum value for the histogram. For this purpose, select Auto-compute in the Classification Boundaries box, and select either Linear or Logarithmic. By selecting the Auto-assign maximum setting, the gamut can also be set to track the maximum PD rate in the histogram and adjust the class boundaries accordingly. Enabling the Apply Dithering setting causes the histogram points to become approximately 16 times "bigger" (that is, PD events are counted not only by the histogram point to which they belong, but to a lesser extent also by neighboring points). This causes the histogram to form a significant pattern more quickly, but will produce a "fuzzier" pattern. Anchor to measure time adjusts the class coloring such that the proper coloring is only reached at the end of histogram acquisition (that is, at the end of the measure time). As the histogram is built, the coloring will become progressively more red (if red is the top class color). To select every class boundary manually, select Set Manually in the Classification Boundaries box. Subsequently, you can enter the value for each color class.

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5.7.5

Phase-Resolved PD Pattern (PRPD) Controls


Clicking on begins generating the histogram. Clicking the button twice stops it. Histogram generation continues for the duration specified in the duration field. Clicking on the button clears the histogram.

Figure 5-42

PRPD Controls

5.8

Calibration Tab
The Calibration tab contains the settings to perform a system calibration.

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Note: The calibrations apply to the selected unit only.

Figure 5-43

The Calibration tab

5.8.1

Charge Calibration

Warning: Switch off the high voltage and temporarily ground the high-voltage test setup observing safety procedures before connecting the charge calibrator. Uncheck the Enable internal test generator option. Check External under Quadripole configuration. You can start the calibration of the test object now. Connect the calibrator to the test object. Remove the temporary ground from the high-voltage test setup. Select a charge of 100 pC or another suitable value at the calibrator.

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Calibrator pulses should clearly extend from the background noise as "spikes". If the noise floor covers pulses change PD detection settings (Settings tab) or select a higher charge at the calibrator. Enter the calibrator charge (for example, 100 pC) into the Calibrate to field in the PD section Click on the button in the PD section. The display value for QIEC should now correspond to the calibrator charge. Disconnect the calibrator.

5.8.2

Voltage Calibration
Turn on the high-voltage supply. Set the voltage to a known level (for example, 10% of the rated voltage to avoid damage to the test object). Enter this voltage level into the Calibrate to field in the V section. Click on the button in the V section. The display value for VRMS should now correspond to the actual voltage.

Warning: Secure the high-voltage setup observing safety procedures.

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6.1

Technical Specifications
Complete MPD 500 System

Figure 6-1

Complete MPD 500 system

6.1.1

PD Detection Features
Continuous, uninterrupted acquisition of PD events Digital numerical real-time integration of PD currents Supports frequency domain integration Integration ranges freely selectable: Frequency Domain; center frequency: 50 kHz ... 2.5 MHz bandwidth: 100 kHz, 300 kHz or 1 MHz (PD measurement), 9 kHz (RIV measurement)

Charge evaluation fully compliant with IEC 60270 System noise < 15 fC (frequency domain integration at maximum bandwidth) Maximum pulse frequency: 1.5 MHz per fiber optical network PD event time resolution: < 2 ns Supports various gating options (optional): An unlimited number of phase-amplitude gates for gating noise with stable phase correlations

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6.1.2

Visualization Features
Highly responsive real-time oscilloscope view for V and PD inputs Versatile phase-resolved PD pattern visualization: Real-time view (spikes) Fully configurable phase histogram view Overview view (multi-channel) Legacy Lissajous (ellipse) view

6.1.3

Other System Features


Fully synchronous acquisition of V and PD inputs synchronous to < 2 ns V input effective frequency: 0.1 Hz 2.5 kHz V input edge trigger, rising/falling slope Available trigger sources: line trigger, single V input, triggers all units, each unit triggers on its own V input

6.1.4

Software Integration Features


COM interface providing access to all measured quantities and configuration settings (optional)

6.1.5

Reporting Features
Built-in XML reporting with viewing functionality: full support for Microsoft Excel controls and integrates all measurement functions of the MPD 500 System supports direct printing from Reporting Module

6.1.6

mtronix Fiber Optical Network Features (600 series)


Complete electrical insulation between acquisition units and control station, enabling ungrounded measurements in high-voltage setups Up to 480 fully synchronized acquisition units per network Network segments can be up to 2 km in length True Plug-and-Play functionality Uses duplex multi-mode ST fibers, 50/125 m, near-infrared (820 nm)

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Automatic fiber optics propagation delay compensation

6.1.7

Control PC Requirements
Intel Pentium 4 ( 2.5 GHz), Pentium M ( 1.5 GHz), Core, Core 2 processor; or AMD Athlon 64 or Turion 64 processor, 1 GB RAM, USB 2.0 compatible, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, or Microsoft Windows VISTA

6.2

MPD 500 Unit

Figure 6-2

MPD 500 unit

6.2.1

Material
Extruded aluminum

6.2.2

Dimensions
110 mm (W) x 190 mm (D) x 44 mm (H)

6.2.3

Power Supply
8 - 12 V DC max. power dissipation: 4 W (standby < 10 mW) external plug-in power supply included input range 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz battery pack included Lithium Ion battery 11 / 4.8 Ah, battery lifetime > 12 h

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6.2.4

Controls
None, all functions fully remote-controlled

6.2.5

Indicators
2 x LED stand-by/power/operational status, fiber optics data integrity

6.2.6

Fiber Optics Connectors


2 x mtronix fiber optical network (master/slave) (600 series)

6.2.7

Input Connectors
2 x BNC: low-frequency voltage input (V), high-frequency partial discharge detect input (PD)

6.2.8

Temperature
0 C 55 C operating -10 C 70 C storage

6.2.9

Humidity
5% ~ 100% non-condensing

6.2.10

Input Frequency Range


V input: 0 Hz - 4.3 kHz PD input: 0 Hz - 20 MHz

6.2.11

Input Impedance
V input: 1 F // 1 M PD input: 50

6.2.12

Input Voltage
V input: 60 V rms (max) PD input: 10 V rms (max)

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6.2.13

Dynamic Range
V input: 102 dB PD input: 132 dB (overall); 70 dB (per input range)

6.2.14

PD Input Range Control


11 levels, 7.4 dB gain per level

6.2.15

PD Input Protection
Robust, software-controlled protection circuitry protects PD acquisition unit from over-currents and surges

6.2.16

PD Input Coupling Options


DC, AC, or external pre-amplifier (unit provides 5 V phantom power, current drain 100 mA)

6.2.17

Measurement Uncertainty

Voltage: Frequency: PD level:

0.05% 1 ppm 2%

after calibration after calibration

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6.3

MPP 600 Battery Pack and Battery Charger

Figure 6-3

MPP 600

6.3.1

Material
Extruded aluminum

6.3.2

Dimensions
110 mm (W) x 170 mm (D) x 28 mm (H)

6.3.3

Battery Type
11 V, 4.8 Ah, Li-Ion rechargeable

6.3.4

Battery Life Time


12 h

6.3.5

Additional Hardware Battery Charger


90 - 264 VAC, 47 - 63 Hz, Out: 12.3 V, 4 A

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6.4

MCU Control Units

Figure 6-4

MCU 502, MCU 504, MCU 550

6.4.1

Material
Extruded aluminum

6.4.2

Dimensions
110 mm (W) x 180 (190) mm (D) x 28 mm (H)

6.4.3

Power Supply
USB 2.0 bus-powered, no separate power supply needed

6.4.4

Connectors
MCU 502: 1 x USB 2.0 2 x mtronix fiber optical network (600 series) MCU 504: 1 x USB 2.0 2 x mtronix fiber optical network (600 series) 3 x mtronix fiber optical network (200 series) MCU 550: 1 x USB 2.0 1 x mtronix fiber optical network (600 series) x mtronix fiber optical network (300 series)

6.4.5

Indicators
1 x LED: USB connection/system error

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6.4.6

Additional Hardware Features


1 x light-sensitive line trigger, 50 60 Hz

6.5

CPL542 Quadripole/Measuring Impedance

Figure 6-5

CPL542

6.5.1

Material
Extruded aluminum

6.5.2

Dimensions
145 mm (W) x 98 mm (D) x 58 mm (H)

6.5.3

Input Connectors
2x 4mm terminals (for connecting coupling capacitor) 1x GND

6.5.4

Output Connectors
2x BNC (PD, V)

6.5.5

Max. Currents
0.5 A, 2 A, and 5 A (5 A version without low-arm capacitor)

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6.5.6

Low-Arm Capacitance
30 F (for 0.5 A version) or 120 F (for 2 A Version)

6.5.7

Frequency Range
PD output: 20 kHz - 6 MHz

6.5.8

Additional Hardware Features


Arc detection output (TTL signal)

6.6

CAL542 Charge Calibrator

Figure 6-6

CAL542

6.6.1

Material
Extruded aluminum

6.6.2

Dimensions
110 mm (W) x 185 mm (D) x 28 mm (H)

6.6.3

Output Connector
1x BNC

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6.6.4

Pulse Charge
Version A: 0.1 pC 10 pC Version B: 1 pC 100 pC Version C: 10 pC ... 1000 pC Version D: 0.1 nC ... 10 nC custom versions available on request

6.6.5

Pulse Frequency
300 Hz

6.6.6

Pulse Rise Time


< 4 ns

6.6.7

Power Supply
Lithium battery 9 V, 1.2 Ah Lifetime > 10 years

6.6.8

Additional Hardware Features


1x light-sensitive trigger, 50 60 Hz, for line synchronization auto-off 60 minutes after last keystroke

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Appendix

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7.1

Appendix
Declaration of Conformity

Figure 7-1

Declaration of Conformity

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7.2

Type Test Certificate

Figure 7-2

Type Test Certificate

7.3

Format of Data Files Generated by "Save histogram data to file..."


The .dat files generated by the mtronix software are a representation of the histogram diagram at the time that the file was saved. It is a binary file that follows the format described below:

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Byte Offset 0

Length in Bytes 8

Name QMax

Description Contents 64-bit floating point describing which charge level corresponds to the bottom bound of the diagram (in C) 64-bit floating point describing which charge level corresponds to the top bound of the diagram (in C) unsigned 32-bit integer set to 0 if the diagram is scaled linearly, 1 if it is scaled logarithmically unsigned 32-bit integer set to 0 if the diagram is a unipolar display, 1 if it is a bipolar display unsigned 32-bit integer set to the width of the diagram, in pixels unsigned 32-bit integer set to the height of the diagram, in pixels an unsigned 32-bit integer for each point in the diagram giving the count of PD events at the [x,y] position with x being the phase of the voltage with the mapping [0..2*Pi] -> [0..width]; and y being the charge level of the PD event as given by QMax and QMin. The data is stored as a sequence of rows, starting with the top-most row.

QMin

16

LinLog

20

Bipolar

24 28 32-

4 4 Width * Height * 4

Width Height Data

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Abbreviations
Abbreviation PD FO Q RMS Meaning Partial Discharge Fiber Optics International symbol for electric charge Root Mean Square When used with AC voltage signals, the rms value is equivalent to the effective voltages.

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Contact Information / Technical Support

Contact Information / Technical Support


Europe, Africa, Middle East
OMICRON electronics GmbH Oberes Ried 1 A-6833 Klaus, Austria Phone: E-Mail: Web: +43 5523 507-333 support@omicron.at www.omicron.at

Asia, Pacific
OMICRON electronics Asia Ltd. Suite 2006, 20/F, Tower 2 The Gateway, Harbour City Kowloon, Hong Kong S.A.R. Phone: E-Mail: Web: +852 2634 0377 support@asia.omicron.at www.omicron.at

North and South America


OMICRON electronics Corp. USA 12 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1510 Houston, TX 77046, USA Phone: E-Mail: Web: +1 713 830-4660 or 1 800 OMICRON techsupport@omicronusa.com www.omicronusa.com

For addresses of OMICRON offices with customer service centers, regional sales offices or offices for training, consulting and commissioning please visit our Web site.

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Index

Index
A
acquisition 9 address manufacturer 69 analysis 9

Progress Bar 29

R
real-time visualization 9 Report Viewer 31

S
support 69 System Status 28

B
BNC 11

T
technical support 69

C
control unit 12

F
fiber optical cable 10 Fiber Optics 29

H
hotline 69

L
light-sensitive sensor 48 Log Area 28

M
manufacturer address 69 MPP 600 11

O
OMICRON address 69

P
PD 9

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