Technical Equipment

 

Several laboratory facilities as well as hardware and software components are available at the Center for Energy Technology for research work and for the practice-oriented range of services as well as for teaching content. These include the elements listed below.

The equipment of all laboratories is always checked and maintained to a realistic, current state of the art and is available to employees of the Ilmenau University of Technology for project and research work as well as for final theses of students. Before using the facilities, a detailed briefing and instruction must be given by the person responsible for the laboratory.

  • High-Voltage Laboratory

Shielded laboratory room, attenuation > 80 dB up to 10 MHz PD fundamental noise level < 1 pC; shielding and copper ground at separate earthing system RE < 0.2 Ω

AJK/ThEFI

Model of a transport network control room with 2 operator workstations and a situation room based on Spectrum Power 7 from SIEMENS.

Ann-Kathrin Juliane Krug/TU Ilmenau
  • Medium Voltage Laboratory

Several test stations for flexible superstructures up to max. 100 kV

 
  • Lightning Current Laboratory / Pulse Laboratory

Surge current generator from HIGHVOLT Dresden: 2.45 mF, 12 kV, 29.4 As, 176.4 kJ, typical current form: pos. first flash surge current 10/350 μs to 55 kApk; mains follow current system: 230/400 V-630 A (50 Hz), 7.5 kA-20 ms, coupling with pulse generators or other electrical sources.

Ann-Kathrin Juliane Krug/TU Ilmenau
  • Low Voltage Laboratory

several laboratory stations with AC 400 V 3ph up to 63 A adjustable RCD

  • Diagnostic Laboratory

Flexible modular system up to 30 kV for setting up a wide variety of test arrangements, e.g. for testing insulation material or determining dielectric parameters

Ann-Kathrin Juliane Krug/TU Ilmenau
  • Real-Time Simulator

Simulation platform OP5600 of the company OPAL-RT; parallel computing in FPGAs with mean value model of 100-knot power grid, step size 10 ms; software eMEGAsim (CIGRÉ medium voltage grid model)

  • Technology Laboratory

Smaller experimental setups, can be divided into suitable segments, compressed air and vacuum technology as well as 2 fume cupboards available

Ann-Kathrin Juliane Krug/TU Ilmenau