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“Testing of Surge Arresters as per latest Standards: IEC 60099-4 and IS 15086-4

( 19 th January 2018 )

Impulse Current Generator: 100kV, 300kJ Impulse Current Test facility for ZnO blocks upto 12kV rating
Impulse Current Generator: 100kV, 300kJ Impulse Current
Test facility for ZnO blocks upto 12kV rating
Accelerated Ageing setup on ZnO
Residual voltage on
Ageing setup on ZnO Blocks Residual voltage on Arresters Organized by HIGH VOLTAGE DIVISION Central Power


Central Power Research Institute

(Govt. of India Society, Ministry of Power) Prof. Sir. C.V.Raman Road, P.B. No.8066, Sadashivanagar P.O. , Bengaluru - 560 080, India

Web: www.cpri.in


Surge arrester is an important component in power system used for over voltage protection. This protects equipment from lightning and switching over voltages due to lightning and switching operation. Different types of arresters were in use and recent trend is to use gapless metal oxide surge arresters in most of the cases. The testing of surge arresters before installation at site is very important for their successful operation at site. These surge arresters undergo various Routine, Acceptance and Type tests as per the National / International Standards. The Type tests which validate the basic design of arrester elements and assembly are carried out in a third party independent testing laboratory. The quality of assembly part of manufacturing process is checked through routine tests carried out on every assembled arrester in the factory. The acceptance tests are carried out on a predetermined number of samples either in the manufacturing premises or in a third party laboratory. As these tests prove the basic design and quality of assembled product, It is very important that the engineers witnessing either the Routine / Acceptance test at manufacturer premises or Type tests at third party laboratory shall have a good knowledge and understanding of the various tests to be conducted, and the interpretation of test results. A practical exposure of the witnessing engineers to various tests that are conducted in third party laboratory on surge arrester blocks and assembled arresters is essential. In addition the witnessing engineers shall also have an understanding of the equipment required for testing, its accuracy, and calibration requirements etc. in order to witness the tests more authoritatively and interpreting the test results more confidently. A Knowledge of basics of surge arresters and the generation, measurement and calibration of impulse currents will aid the witness engineer to enhance the knowledge.

Realizing its importance, CPRI is organizing a One day Workshop on “Testing of Surge Arresters as per latest Standards: IEC 60099-4 and IS 15086-4.” On 19th January 2018.

The workshop will expose the participants to various topics related to the surge arresters.


Basics of metal oxide arrester.

Testing of arresters (Type, routine and acceptance).

Demonstration of the type tests which include:

- Lightning, switching impulse residual voltage measurement

- operating duty test, repetitive charge transfer capability test, temporary over voltage test and reference voltage measurement on ZnO blocks in the laboratory.

Demonstration of routine and acceptance tests on arresters like :

Residual Voltage measurement, Reference Voltage measurement and Power loss measurement on sections of assembled arresters / blocks.


Engineers from power utilities, manufacturers & researchers in power system installation and any other interested personnel in the field.


Impulse Current Laboratory, Central Power Research Institute, Prof. Sir. C.V. Raman Road, Sadashivanagar P.O, Bengaluru-560080



Delegates from Industry: Rs. 5,000/- * + 18% GST



Faculty Members of any Educational Institution & Utilities /

Electricity Boards (DISCOMs & Govt. Utilities only): Rs.3,500/- + 18


Students: Rs.2,500/- + 18 % GST

* Group discount for an organization for the sponsorship of

a) Minimum 3 participants --- 10% of the total amount

--- 20% of the total amount

b) 4 or more participants

Registration fee to be paid by DD drawn in favour of "Senior Accounts Officer, CPRI, Bangalore" payable at Bangalore, along with duly filled in Registration form and to be submitted to the program coordinator on or before 15th January 2018. The registration is done on first come first serve basis.

Registration fee includes kit, course notes, certificate, Lunch & Tea on the day of the workshop.


CPRI will try to provide accommodation in its Guest House (twin share basis)

on chargeable basis, subject

accommodation may please be sent in advance to the program


availability. The request for


Bangalore is well connected by Road, Rail and Air. Participants have to make their own travel arrangements. CPRI is situated on the road between Mekhri Circle and Tata Institute Circle (Indian Institute of Science).


Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) set up in 1960 by the Government of India, functions as a National organization for applied research in power sector and also serves as an Independent Laboratory for testing and certification of power equipment. CPRI is a member of STL (Short Circuit Testing Liaison) of Europe and is accredited by M/s ASTA of UK. CPRI also provides consultancy services on various facets of power sector. CPRI has expertise in the area of Simulation, Diagnostics, System Analysis and Testing. CPRI laboratories have modern equipment needed for Power system simulation, Short circuit testing, Diagnostics of equipment, Materials Engineering, Seismic qualification etc. CPRI has experienced faculty in different subjects concerned to power sector with practical experience in their areas of interest, as well as extensive experience in presenting courses/seminars. Over the period, CPRI officers have gained lot of practical knowledge concerning to testing and operational problems of the industry. CPRI is a leading provider of Training and Continuing Education to Utilities, PSUs across the country for the past 50 years. CPRI is continually setting new standards in training and continuing education from basic theoretical information to practical hands-on electrical equipment training. CPRI courses have made substantial impact on the level of training and education to India's electricity utilities, manufacturing companies, transmission and distribution companies. By upgrading the occupational skill of technical workers, CPRI training courses have improved the career path of many electrical personnel as well as contributed to an improvement in electricity efficiency, plant productivity, electrical system reliability an overall competitiveness of Indian Industry.


The division undertakes quality assurance tests on all electrical equipment as per National (IS) and International Standards like BS, IEC, ANSI, Canadian standards etc. All the test facilities are of the state of the art type and compare well with the facilities available at other International laboratories like KEMA-Holland, CESI, Italy, IREQ, Canada etc., provides consultancy on transmission line insulation related problems and develops indigenous high voltage test and measurement systems.

Registration form shall be sent by email / fax / post to :

Shri. C. Prabhakar & Shri. Jithin Pauly P.

( Programme coordinators )


Central Power Research Institute

Prof. Sir. C.V. Raman Road, Post Box No.8066, Sadashivanagar Post Office, Bengaluru 560 080 Tel : 080-23601905(2381) Telefax : 080-23601917, Mob : 9620078473, 9845152154, 8861556520 Email: kanya@cpri.in, prabhakar@cpri.in , jithin@cpri.in