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ALTANOVA - A New Star is born

The two renowned companies ISA and TECHIMP are proud to announce the merger of both units to form a new global player ALTANOVA taking the industry to the next level.

ISA, a leading company in the field of design and manufacturing of portable test equipment and online monitoring solutions for electrical energy systems, power plants and electrical substations and TECHIMP, a global leader in services and solutions for the condition assessment of Medium and High voltage apparatus are joining forces to further increase the offering to our customers with a vast portfolio of testing and monitoring equipment.


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WORKSHOP - 27th October 2016

Total Testing Solution for High Voltage Substation

Power transformer, Circuit breaker, CT/VT, Protection Relay, Surge Arrestor and Bushing are important power system equipment and, in the event of failure, will cause great economic losses and down time.
Appropriate testing of power equipment could minimize the damage and prevent the incidents as well as improve operation efficiency.
The aim of ISA workshop is to provide engineers opportunity to learn the best technique practises to effectively test substation equipment. This workshop is designed for power system engineers wishing to expand their knowledge of testing practises and reach higher level of expertise. During the workshop, functionality and usability of ISA testing equipment will be introduced.


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CBA 3000 - ALL IN ONE CIRCUIT BREAKER ANALYZER > March 2016

ISA is proud to present CBA 3000, the new all in one circuit breaker analyzer, joining the CBA family test sets. CBA 3000 is designed as safer, faster and more accurate for any timing test, motion and speed analysis, multiple contemporary static and dynamic contact resistance measurements, Both Sides Grounded (BSG), Undervoltage condition test and more. All these functions integrated in a single lightweight test case without the need of additional external modules to connect.  


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TDX 5000 - TAN DELTA AND CAPACITANCE DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM FOR POWER APPARATUS > February 2016

ISA presents the new Tan Delta and Capacitance diagnostic systems for power apparatus TDX 5000. This new test set joins STS family and is developed as a compact solution for high voltage Capacitance and Tan Delta (Dissipation Factor) measurements. Using the reactor option, TDX 5000 can also perform tests on rotating machines


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e KAM - ELECTRONIC AND AUTOMATIC PRIMARY INJECTION TEST SYSTEM UP TO 2000 A, 3000 A AND 5000 A > January 2016

ISA announces the development of a new test equipment for primary injection tests up to 2000 A, 3000 A, 5000 A. e KAM test system includes two portable units: one control unit with a large graphical display that adjusts the output and one current unit (up to 2000, 3000, 5000A).It can also perform Step and Touch tests with the optional modules STLG-STSG and ground grid accessories kit. 

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WORKSHOP > May 2015

ISA is proud to annouce the organization of advanced workshops, providing engineers the opportunity to learn the best techniques and most common practises to effectively test power apparatus of HV and MV substations. ISA workshop is designed for power system engineers wishing to expand their knowledge of testing practises and reach a higher level of expertise. ISA workshops are arranged all over the world with different programs.

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SFRA 5000 - SWEEP FREQUENCY RESPONSE ANALYZER > February 2015

A new test equipment for transformer testing joined the STS family, designed for power. voltage and current transformer testing and maintenance. SFRA 5000 is a standalone sweep frequency response analyzer for the high accuracy transformer analysis and integrates the STS and TD 5000 family test sets. The SFRA 5000 offers both high precision and portability in a single package, providing all the accessories required for fast, easy to use, reliable and repeatable measurements. Without the need for a PC , SFRA 5000 is provided with its own embedded software, giving the possibility to the engineer to zoom into a portion of the sweep in order to inspect any differences in the plot in more detail during or after a sweep.

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STS 3000 light with TD 5000 - Tan Delta and Capacitance diagnostic system for power apparatus > November 2014

We are pleased to announce that the new STS 3000 light has joined the STS family. STS 3000 light with TD 5000 has been designed to satisfy the demand of a dedicated test system for Capacitance and Tangent Delta for power apparatus. STS 3000 light with TD 5000 fulfill all the requirements for the insulation diagnostic in Power Transformers, Bushings, Circuit Breakers and Rotating Machines.
For more information, download the technical datasheet.

NEW TDMS SOFTWARE RELEASE 7.0> November 2014

 

The new TDMS release, already available in the download area, is endowed with many important additional features and ehancements:

 

  • The overcurrent module, designed to allow to enter exactly the same parameters as you can read on the relay settings.
  • Updated distance relay library
  • Automatic import of relay setting file
  • Enhancement of manual control module
  • Enhancement testing of  IEC 61850 devices - IEC 61850-8 - Virtual contacts and  IEC 61850-8 - Goose publishing
  • CB Simulator, now available in the local control mode of DRTS 66 family test set.

For more information, read our newsletter and application note.

NEW TFS 2100E - THE MOST ACCURATE TRAVELLING WAVE FAULT LOCATOR SYSTEM> may 2014

 The new ISA TFS 2100E system is the most accurate and easy to install travelling wave fault locator system. The all-in-one solution for the HV network fault location, the system is made of:

  • TDU 100E: the device installed at substations. 
  • TAS 2100E: the software installed into the Master Unit.

It applies to any type of network: AC or DC and thanks to its automatic calculation of the fault distance, fastness as the fault is located in few milliseconds and accuracy, providing the location of the error in less than 150 m, TFS 2100E minimizes the line  outage time.
In addition, the location is performed directly on the network map and the GPS synchronization is embedded into TDU 100E. The TFS 2100E is a fast, easy to set up and non intrusive system, whose communication is performed via internet, modem and/or point to point connection. Also   IEC61850-8 interface for the substation connection is available.

STS 5000 & STS 4000 - Multifunction substation maintenance & commissioning test systems for current, voltage and power transformers.

This primary current injection testing system is designed to perform primary tests requested in substations commissioning. It allows to perform accurate tests on CTs, VTs, PTs and ground grid.

  • Fully automatic.
  • Primary injection testing capabilities: up to 800 A or up to 3000 A, with the optional module BUX 3000.
  • Variable output frequency: 15 - 500 Hz.
  • Power dissipation factor test with the optional module TD 5000 ( voltage up to 12 kV).
  • 2000 v AC high-pot test.
  • Large graphic display.
  • Advanced Test & Data Management Software for test set control, results storage and analysis.
  • USB interface and Ethernet interface for PC connection.
  • Compact and lightweight.
  • TD 5000 module for Tan Delta, capacitance, dissipation factor measurements and for exciting current test.

RELTEST 1000 – RELAY TEST SET FOR SMART GRID > september 2012

ISA is glad to introduce you RELTEST 1000, the new three phase relay test set, specially designed for distribution network, smart grid and renewable energy plants. Its main features are:

  • Local control, via keyboard and colored display.
  • Remote control with the Advanced Test & Data Management Software
  • Three independent AC voltage outputs adjustable from 0 to 400 V.
  • Fourth independent AC voltage output adjustable from 0 to 130 V.
  • One current output, from 0 to 15 A, switchable on 3 phase sockets
  • One independent current output, adjustable from 0 to 1 A.
  • Optional IEC 61850-8 communication interface.

The use of RELTEST is extremely easy: once connections are performed, the operator can select the desired test by a menu. Tests can be performed locally or by PC control. Test results are automatically saved and then downloaded in the PC using the software TDMS, provided with the test equipment, for fi nal storage and printing.

CB MONITOR - ON LINE CIRCUIT BREAKER MONITORING SYSTEM > november 2011

ISA has also developed CB MONITOR system, a cost-eff ective on line diagnostic system specifi cally designed to monitor up to 10 MV and HV circuit breakers simultaneously. CB MONITOR verifi es continuously the following parameters:

  • Auxiliary contacts opening and closing time;
  • Auxiliary contacts bouncing times;
  • SF6 Density trend (optional);
  • Temperature (optional);
  • Accumulated fault current during arcing time (I2t);
  • Open and close current profi les;
  • Mechanism operating time (optional);
  • Battery voltage.


All the measurements performed by the monitoring devices are delivered to the system using the following international standard communition protocols:

  • IEC standard 60870-5-104 (IEC standard 60870-5-101 opti onal) communication protocol
  • DNP3 communication protocol

CB MONITOR system verifi es continuously parameters. Then, the monitoring system through its software processes and manages the acquired data and automatically sends alarm messages to the central SCADA if thresholds are exceeded. The software can process and analize the data and automatically can detect and report in details the origin of the problem (electrical, mechanical, aging or due to gas leakage), without the need of the operator’s analysis.

TDMS SOFTWARE 64 BIT WINDOWS COMPLIANT NOW AVAILABLE > september 2011

ISA is glad to announce that TDMS - Test & Data Management Software is now available in compliance with Windows 64 bit operating system.
A new release of TDMS software (version 6.4.2) is already available on our web site. It includes new advanced functionalities and improvements on the following modules:

  • Distance 21
  • Sequencer
  • Overcurrent 5051
  • Differential 87
  • Manual Control
  • SIEMENS 7SA611-7SA612, AREVA P439, Alstom P443 - P445 modules were added to the distance relay libraries.

You can easily download the latest software and firmware release just logging to the DOWNLOAD AREA of this web site.

NEW TD 1000 PLUS > january 2011

ISA is proud to announce the new TD 1000 Plus, which completes the range of secondary injection test sets. The new test set is endowed with two current outputs to test differential relay characteristic curve and not only the pick-up current. In addition, the frequency of this current can be changed as with voltages: this allows to test the second harmonic restraint characteristic of the differential relay. Last, the steady voltage output power is increased from 30 VA to 50 VA.
The test set is also available as 15 Hz model: it has two current outputs to test differential relay and, in addition to that, high power is available at 15 Hz. This allows testing old railway and generator protection relays. This model does not have the DC battery simulator.
TD 1000 Plus is available in 4 different models:

  • D 1000 Plus – 220 V
  • TD 1000 Plus – 115 V
  • TD 1000 Plus 15 Hz – 220 V
  • TD 1000 Plus 15 Hz – 115 V

All other features and performances are the same of T 1000 Plus test set.