High-Voltage Test Laboratories
Efficient HV testing, research work or students training requires well-designed HV laboratories. This chapter is related to the planning of HV laboratories. The basis is a clear analysis of the requirements to the laboratory and corresponding selection of the HV test systems. This includes a general principle of the control and measuring systems, the internal data evaluation and communication structures. The planning of test buildings or test rooms depends strongly on the objective of the laboratory and of the available funds. The general principles for the grounding and shielding, for power supply, transportation and auxiliary equipment are explained. An important part of the planning is a safety system which guarantees both safety for the operators and reliable, quick testing. Some specialities to outdoor test laboratories and updating of existing test fields are submitted.