Doha: IPEC Ltd, a high technology UK-based company along with Prime Trade, which specialises in electrical engineering within the field of partial discharge test equipment, successfully won a tender for the supply of portable test equipment to Kahramaa.
IPEC recently signed a partnership agreement with Doha-based Prime Trade to promote IPEC’s innovative products and services into the Qatar market with this deal being the first step for IPEC in Qatar.
The deal consisted of partial discharge test instruments, PD-SGS devices and PD-SG1s systems. The equipment tests for the presence of partial discharge, a precursor to faults, within high voltage switchgear panels.
IPEC, founded in 1995 from the University of Manchester (UK), has a long history of supplying test and monitoring systems for electricity utility companies worldwide. IPEC with Prime Trade sees the Middle East market as the next step in global development.
Following delivery of the systems, Carl Eastham, Business Development Manager, IPEC, Mark Taylor, Software Manager, IPEC, and Surinder Pal Singh, Director, Prime Trade, visited Qatar to conduct an intense four days training course with Kahramaa. They put engineers through both theory and practical training on the PD-SGS and PD-SG1 devices. They lectured about the theory of partial discharge and the risks that occur when assets are not monitored. On site practical training also gave the engineers live demonstrations of how to use and maintain the devices. The training was seen as a great success.
Following the success, IPEC and Prime Trade are meeting other customers in the market to raise awareness of the products and services on offer which are used to improve asset life of high voltage systems.