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BBES turns to HAL

02 July 2010

Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES) aims to improve electrical safety testing of its power installations with an advanced tester from Clare Instruments.

The mechanical and electrical building services company replaced its previous electrical safety tester with a HAL Combi.

The Power Systems division of BBES focuses on the power industry and specialises in the design, manufacture, installation, test, commissioning, and turnkey project management of EHV transmission and distribution substations including all associated civil work.

It opted for HAL as the product can undertake a wider range of electrical tests on the substation control and protection panels produced by BBES and provides detailed analysis of each individual panel including performance and outputs. Furthermore, it contains the four core electrical safety test required by routine production line testing.

Stuart Glennie, supervisor at BBES based in Aberdeen, said: “We opted for the HAL Combi as it proved to be far safer, and a much more compact test set than the one we were using before.”

“This is the first time we have used this specific type of instrument, which allows us to carry out a 500V insulation test, followed by a 2000V dielectric test.

“The HAL’s reports show all test results and values. This is beneficial as it reassures our clients who are happy to except the reports as we’ve been able to identify the individual panels and site on the test report.”

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