Cable fault locating
If left undiscovered, faults on underground cables can lead to a voltage breakdown, which can cause unnecessary and costly downtime for your plant or equipment.
Electek’s cable fault location service has been designed with two purposes in mind: to detect any potential faults that may cause a problem in the future and to locate and repair any faults that may already be causing problems.
Using state-of-the-art equipment, our highly-trained experts handle every stage of the process, from location of the fault and daylighting, to testing, splicing and restoration, quickly and efficiently getting your facility operational again.
Our testing methods and equipment
With our state-of-the-art TDR and thumper equipment, Electek are the fastest solution to get your plant or equipment back online when you discover a fault.
Using an arc reflection filter, we are able to combine both traditional fault location methods – pulse reflect and transient – to find faults in less time and with a significantly reduced risk of damaging the good cable.
Our use of an arc reflection filter allows us to connect both a time-domain reflector (TDR) and surge generator to a faulted cable. The TDR can then monitor the cable and measure the distance to a fault while the surge generator sends polarised waves out from the fault. Not only does this reduce damage to the good cable, but it also provides a prelocation measurement that is almost always within a few metres of the fault.
Once we’ve quickly deduced the approximate location of the fault, we can carefully pinpoint the fault before daylighting, repairing, testing and restoring the cable – getting your plant or facility up and running again as soon as possible.