FGC UES Launches New Lab

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, November 24, 2016. Federal Grid Company United Energy Systems recently launched a new chemical analysis laboratory at its 220 kilowatt Urengoi Substation in Yamalo-Nenetsky Autonomous District, the company press service reports.

The new lab is expected to improve the diagnostics oil-filled equipment from the company’s five substations in the Polar North and the Subarctic and is fit to carry out over 500 physical and chemical tests every year.

The lab analysts test and control the condition of circuit-breaker oil, insulators, adsorbents, battery electrolytes, and distilled water. The power substations used to be within 600km of the diagnostics center before.

The new lab relies on equipment manufactured in Russia and is suitable for sixteen different kinds of tests.

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