Testing & Commissioning

Testing & Commissioning

At Proton Power, we specialise in the management of high voltage power and energy-related assets; covering the asset life cycle from the point of commissioning and handover of the construction phase through to decommissioning options.

Our services meet exacting quality standards, using leading-edge software and instrumentation to deliver tailored solutions.

Testing and Commisioning

We have the capacity to conduct testing using both automated and manual, single or three-phase secondary injection test equipment with GPS time synchronisation.

We also provide extensive testing and commissioning services for SCADA equipment, DMS (Distribution Management Systems), TMS (Transmission Management Systems) or EMS (Energy Management Systems).

Our experienced team includes High Voltage Cable Jointers and operates across Australia.

Our asset management strategies address the full spectrum of availability, reliability, efficiency and lifecycle costs to ensure that assets perform to their full potential and operational life is maximised.

Engineering Services

Our Engineers have the experience to resolve simple HV & LV problems through to complex Installation-specific issues that challenge the integrity and reliability of your assets.

Our team has vast experience with a diverse range of assets; and expertise in all aspects of HV installation, testing, commissioning & maintenance.

Our focus areas range from plant, power generation and transmission & distribution to protections and control systems, across greenfield and brownfield projects.

Speciality Areas
  • Design reviews & optimization

  • Installation audits

  • Outage planning

  • HV submissions

  • Fault-finding & resolution

  • Asset maintenance

  • Arc flash studies

  • Installation upgrades

Support Categories
  • Sustaining capital projects
  • Shutdown planning & execution
  • Asset remediation works
  • Hazardous area inspection
  • Pre-commissioning & commissioning
  • Telecommunications & fibre optics

High voltage services

Our highly skilled technical team are equipped with a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment to ensure accurate and effective commissioning of electrical power systems.

We provide all equipment and personnel for effective and efficient commissioning & maintenance of critical power infrastructure assets.

Our ability to resource & self-perform generates tangible benefits for our clients throughout a project's life cycle - from design through to construction, operation and asset maintenance.

Speciality Areas
  • Thermographic imaging
  • HV withstand testing
  • Power protection schemes
  • Control systems
  • High voltage VSD systems
  • HV & LV circuit breakers
  • Earthing systems
Asset Expertise
  • Distribution & transmission transformers
  • HV/LV switchboards
  • HV switchyards & substations
  • Primary & secondary plant
  • HV trailing cable
  • HV cable termination

HV Cable Jointing & Terminations

High Voltage Cable Jointing is a specialist service offered by proton, across both paper insulated cables and XLPE (Cross linked polyethylene) to 132KV.

With extensive high voltage cable jointing experience, we are a preferred high voltage service provider - particularly across the mining and Industrial sectors of Central QLD.

Our High Voltage Cable Jointing Services also include Mining Cables Terminations - EPR (Ethylene Propylene Rubber) in Draglines, shovels and Stacker /re-claimer reeling cables.

Speciality Areas
  • Paper-insulated cables
  • XLPE cables
  • Mining cable terminations
  • Stacker/reclaimer cables
  • Transport infrastructure
Asset Expertise
  • Porcelains
  • Plug-ins
  • Elbow terminations
  • Pitch box refits
  • Slip-ring terminations
  • Heat shrink terminations

HV Cable Nitrogen Purging

High Voltage Nitrogen Purging is an effective solution to remedy moisture ingress into conductors & screens of HV insulated cable.

Engineered to deliver 30 cubic meters per hour of 99% pure nitrogen - at pressures up to 30 bar - our unit is able to dramatically improve insulation testing results , while guarding against water-treeing in the cable's primary insulation

Proton Power can custom-engineer the injection method to suit client requirements - depending on cable size, intended application and related specs.

Speciality Areas
  • Custom injection method engineering
  • Tan delta testing
  • IR testing
  • Relative humidity reading
  • Transport infrastructure
Issues Targeted
  • Water treeing in primary insulation
  • Electrical treeing causing failure
  • Shortened cable life expectancy

Oil Testing & Analysis

Regular sampling and analysis of transformer oil is paramount to maximising transformer performance.

A range of analysis tests provide clients with an expert assessment of a transformer's overall condition. Analysis includes comprehensive trending of results with reports.

We can arrange for clients to have access to their information for monitoring and diagnostics, and we can advise when the next recommended sampling should occur to assist you with your maintenance scheduling.

Speciality Areas
  • Chemical composition monitoring
  • Accredited & accurate diagnosis
  • Maintenance scheduling
Analysis Components
  • Colour & appearance
  • Dissolved gas analysis
  • Moisture content
  • Dielectric breakdown
  • Dielectric resistivity
  • Dielectric dissipation factor
  • Acidity (neutralisation value)
  • Interfacial tension
  • Furan analysis

Commissioning Services

Our team works closely with Manufacturers, Regulators, EPCM’s and our clients to deliver a smooth, efficient transition from construction to full production.

As specialists in HV and LV asset testing & commissioning protocols,  we can give you confidence that your asset will meet the strictest industry standards and operational requirements. 

We achieve this through leveraging a highly experienced team of engineers, technicians and electricians with a proven track record in delivering complex, multi-stream projects.

Speciality Areas
  • Commissioning & documentation development
  • Implementation & execution
  • Factory & site acceptance testing
  • Client representation & quality control
Asset Capabilities
  • Current & voltage transformers
  • Power & distribution transformers
  • HV  LV reticulation and circuit breakers
  • Switchboards
  • Switchgear (ACB, GIS, SF6 & VCM)
  • Earthing systems
  • Fault limiters and arrestors
  • Power correction and filtering units
  • HV and LV cables